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Off-Ice for Adults -
« on: March 03, 2017, 02:31:18 PM »
Team USA Physical Therapist Melinda Couch, on behalf of the Adult Committee, has several off-ice exercise videos on Facebook.  To view them, you have to Like the U.S. Adult Skating Committee's Facebook page.  @USFSAdultSkatingCommittee

#1 - Bridge with Ball
https://www.facebook.com/USFSAdultSkatingCommittee/videos/1130968043656469/

#2 - Bridge with Resistance Band
https://www.facebook.com/USFSAdultSkatingCommittee/videos/1130974463655827/

#3 - Clam with Resistance Band
https://www.facebook.com/USFSAdultSkatingCommittee/videos/1130976103655663/

#4 - Single Leg Balance
https://www.facebook.com/USFSAdultSkatingCommittee/videos/1130977150322225/

#5 - Single Leg Balance on Half Foam Roller
https://www.facebook.com/USFSAdultSkatingCommittee/videos/1130980280321912/

#6 - Single Leg Squat on Half Foam Roller
https://www.facebook.com/USFSAdultSkatingCommittee/videos/1130996733653600/

These are all fairly simple and well-explained videos.  The equipment is cheap - she gives you substitutions to use (folded pillow instead of ball) and can be easily done in a short period of time.

Five Below is a good store to try for inexpensive exercise tools like these.  TJ Maxx and other designer stores often carry workout equipment for less than a sporting goods store.
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Re: Off-Ice for Adults -
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 02:35:24 PM »
"If you still look good after skating practice, you didn't work hard enough."

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Re: Off-Ice for Adults -
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 03:28:55 PM »
Another really good one, is a spiral on the 1/2 foam roller too.  Either with bands (maybe yellow and hold on at first while you get your balance set and used to it) and without the band holding up to 30+ seconds.
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Re: Off-Ice for Adults -
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 04:46:56 PM »
My Physical Therapist said that a thick beach towel, rolled up and rubber-banded, can substitute for a foam roller when working on spirals.
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Re: Off-Ice for Adults -
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 11:51:30 PM »
That would work but it's not as challenging.
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Re: Off-Ice for Adults -
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 10:39:55 AM »
These are great!  Thanks!

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Re: Off-Ice for Adults -
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 09:13:45 AM »
Update: All six videos are now available!  It's a good progression that focuses mainly on balance and extension.  Definitely will help with spins and jump positions.
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