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05-27-2011, 10:31 PM
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Forward Stride

I have a Q about the forward stride. When I speed it up, I have trouble shifting my weight between the two skates. My belly button/power pack just stays in the center because my legs move faster than I can shift the weight. Should I slow down and focus on doing it properly? Are there any drills I can use to improve that aspect of my stride?

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05-29-2011, 10:30 AM
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I would definitely slow down your stride a bit in order to keep proper form. As far as drills go, you might want to see if your local rink offers off ice/dryland instructional classes. I've taken some off ice training classes and definitely helped increase core strength; plus the classes are specific to hockey.

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