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05-19-2006, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by technophile
Absolutely. The point is that figure skating emphasizes a couple of skills (balance and edge control, among other things) that just playing hockey doesn't emphasize as much, but from which a hockey player can definitely benefit.

It's like lifting weights; you're not ever (in a hockey game) going to actually be doing bicep curls or squats, but those exercises strengthen muscles that will have an effect in your hockey game nonetheless.
I get you. I do.

You know what though... lifting weights in a static - flat on your back - position is not as useful as lifting with your back on an exercise ball. While you can build complimentary skills through other disciplines, sometimes concentrating on the core of your sport, and exercises that are specific to it, is time best spent.

In any case, it would not be a bad thing in any way.

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