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07-15-2009, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by steafo View Post
Its harder for me to have that short of a stride...because i'm pretty much all legs. Should I focus on bending my knees more?

I guess I was looking for a workout that augments that explosive stride then.

My brother is pretty much the exact same size as me, and a lot of people have said that we skate the same way but I feel like he gets up to top speed much faster. I was thinking that maybe he's a bit stronger?
I can honestly say strength is not the biggest factor in forward speed, it's technique. Focus on keeping your legs closer to the ice and closer together. You have longer legs so you have to FORCE it. Also, work on explosive toe starts.

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