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06-27-2010, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Ozz View Post
The thing is, I can skate with moderate effort for hours and not be phased. Once I dig in and try to project my now-220lb. body fast down the rink, I just burn out.

There's not much opportunity for me to do extra skating drills unfortunately, but so far I think I'm going to switch the non-hockey training to plyo work and see if I start responding to it positively. I definitely have the strength, it's just a matter now of keeping it going without the killer lactic acid buildup after each intense skating moment.
You just have to find something that closely resembles a skting stride off the ice. It's not easy, but try to be creative.

At the arean that I work, we have a set of conrete stairs that are about 4 feet wide, and there are concete walls on both sides. If I brace my right foot on the right wall and jump up and across to the left wall, it almost exctly simulates a skating stride. I actually use it as a warm-up every time I skate at that rink, and it works really well.

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