Off ice Drills for on ice speed
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03-26-2012, 09:30 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
I've been trying to get more explosive starts and stops, and faster foot speed which hopefully translates into "on ice speed" some of my routine includes
Jumping from flat ground to an elevated surface (ledge or step up bench).
ill do a mile run at half speed and then walk about .10 of a mile, then run full speed, walk .10 of a mile, run full speed (Repeat)
Setting up two cones a distance apart and sprinting from one cone to another repeatedly.
Eating Healthy/Losing Weight ( I noticed this helped dramatically, Last Winter season i was at 230, i dropped to 210 and noticed my skating ability dramatically improved and I was winning battles), I gained back about 20 pounds in Summer and noticed I slowed down, so this winter I lost about 20 pounds again and went down to 210 and I feel I'm again skating faster.
Get up on your skates at starts, sort of like your running, I kind of run for like 3 steps and then go flat on my blades it gets me started quicker. (This is an on ice type)
Laura Stamms Power Skating YouTube Videos and Books have great information on increasing foot speed/getting faster and more balanced when skating. they have some good information about off ice training as well.
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