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Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« on: August 29, 2010, 10:09:30 AM »
Hello everyone from the old forum and to new users.  I will continuously post links to new Sk8Strong articles once they are written.  As always feel free to make suggestions, and I will be happy to consider them!

All articles can be found at www.sk8strong.com/articles.html

How Important is the ITBand to Figure Skaters

What to Do When a Skater is Injured, Parts 1 and 2

Figure Skating and the Glut Medius Muscle

How to Test Psoas and Hamstring Flexibility

Plyometric Training Tips

The Basics of Injury Prevention for Figure Skaters

Proper Shoe-wear for Your Fragile Feet

Don't Forget the Hamstrings

Knee Pain: Is the Root Above the Knee?

How Can Biomechanical Principles Help Us in Our Analysis of Skills?

What is Core Stability?

Functional Training vs. Weight Machines

The Importance of Stretching
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 02:27:28 PM »
New article "Dynamic Warmup for Figure Skaters" at link: www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/147297.htm

Also, there is a promo code 'warmup101' for 20% off the "Ultimate Dynamic Warmup" DVD until October!
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 07:51:41 PM »
"Periodization Guideline for Skaters" at http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/147911.htm
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 06:21:59 PM »
rsk8d, this stuff is GREAT!! I was looking for info on stabilizing a crummy ankle and the text and link to vids were very helpful. Thank you! And now I think i should go stretch my hamstrings and psoases. :)

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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 07:13:48 AM »
Thanks LilJen!  Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while everyone.  I'll try to get some new articles up soon!
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 05:49:33 PM »
NEW article posted: "The Importance of Good Spine Mechanics with Exercise"

http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/155516.htm
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 10:09:56 AM »
NEW article posted: "The Importance of Good Spine Mechanics with Exercise"

http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/155516.htm

It might be my computer but the title's showing but the article seems to be missing.

That is odd - the text is on this link: http://www.sk8strong.com/articles.html

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 10:57:12 AM »
Thanks so much! The problem is now fixed!
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2011, 11:19:54 AM »
Sk8Strong periodically releases discount codes for newsletter subscribers, facebook and twitter followers, and forum members.  I've just added two new ones, and check back every so often for new codes. 

Link is: www.sk8strong.com/discount.html
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 09:21:57 PM »
If you aren't following us on twitter yet, check out @Sk8Strong for specials, tips, fun quotes, and more.  We're almost at 1500 followers; join in!  Find us on facebook at the Sk8Strong fan page and groups... :)
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011, 11:24:47 AM »
NEW article finally posted : "The Basics of Treating Skating Injuries"

http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/159351.htm
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 07:37:00 PM »
NEW product just available: "Skating Skill Strength and Flexibility Analysis Manual:"

LINK : http://www.sk8strong.com/catalog/item/7395949/8996336.htm Every jump, spin, and skating move requires certain movement patterns to occur at every joint to be performed correctly.  Three things affect these movement patterns: muscle flexibility, muscle strength, and joint mobility.  Not every skater naturally possesses the strength and flexibility needed for these movements.  By learning the strength and flexibility requirements throughout the body in each position of a jump, spin, or move, you can easily make corrections in a skaters' technique. By performing stretching and strengthening exercises, a skater can improve the ability to achieve the positions and technique that a coach is looking for.

This manual includes analysis of strength and flexibility requirements for all jump takeoffs, common spins, and several moves in the field.  Coaches and skaters may use these analyses to recognize skaters' anatomical faults.  Simple improvements in muscle flexibility will help improve the angle of a jump takeoff, improve a spiral position, and improve the center of balance in a spin.  Strength improvements result in higher jumps, explosive takeoffs, improved duration and position of spins, and much more.

Analyses include: axel, lutz, flip, loop, toe loop, and salchow jumps; camel, sit, layback, pancake, and biellman spins; spiral, ina bauer, spread eagle, and choctaw field moves.

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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2012, 04:31:56 PM »
New article posted : "What's the Best Exercise to Do When You Can't Skate?"
http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/162358.htm
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2012, 09:56:10 AM »
Everythingfigureskating.com was nice enough to ask me to do an interview for their website regarding injuries and injury prevention.  Check it out at: http://everythingfigureskating.com/prosCorner/featured-articles/interview-with-lauren-downes-about-injuries-injury-prevention/
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2012, 05:32:37 PM »
NEW article posted "What Exactly is a Groin Strain?" at http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/167450.htm
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 05:28:50 PM »
This isn't really off-ice training related, but I added a post about Nationals to my blog and thought I'd share!
 http://www.sk8strong.blogspot.com/2014/01/thoughts-on-2014-us-national-figure.html
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2014, 07:13:05 PM »
NEW article posted at www.sk8strong.com: "Preventing Back Injuries in Skating". Hope you all like this one....
http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/177099.htm
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2014, 08:30:18 PM »
NEW article posted at www.sk8strong.com: "Preventing Back Injuries in Skating". Hope you all like this one....
http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/177099.htm

Thank you so much! Would you recommend the same exercises to avoid back pain from arching the back in spirals?
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2014, 07:26:48 AM »
NEW article posted at www.sk8strong.com: "Preventing Back Injuries in Skating". Hope you all like this one....
http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/177099.htm

Liked this one. I fully appreciate the role of the glute medius and piriformis in sit spins as I managed to pull them straight after getting back on the ice after a break for surgery. I think I pulled them by trying to stand up from the sit when there wasn't enough muscle strength.

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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014, 08:26:52 PM »
Glad you liked it! Waltzjump413, yes, stretching the hamstrings and psoas will help the spiral, and strengthening the glutes will decrease the stress on the lower back muscles.
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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2014, 10:38:00 PM »
Glad you liked it! Waltzjump413, yes, stretching the hamstrings and psoas will help the spiral, and strengthening the glutes will decrease the stress on the lower back muscles.

Thank you--that's great to know, because I've been working on my spiral lately.  :) What kind of exercises do you recommend for strengthening the glutes?
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2014, 07:37:59 PM »
NEW article posted "Preventing Faulty Knee Mechanics in Figure Skating"  http://www.sk8strong.com/articles/article/6311334/177681.htm

I spent 3 hours on this one, so I hope you enjoy! :-)
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2014, 07:33:59 PM »
Thank you so much for posting! I'm excited to read this.  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014, 09:03:02 PM »
Your welcome!
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Re: Sk8Strong off-ice training/injury related articles
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2014, 10:54:08 PM »
Hello,

Do you have any advice for a torn labrum?   Is there any hope for me?    I read your information about groin pain, but my injury is much worse than that.    I wish I could find a Skating Physical Therapist!