Week 8

An extra training lesson and an extra week of a Blog about the Duo app are at the bottom of this page

About the Duo app for your phone, you will always have your lessons at hand. “Checking in” with your instructor is still really important.

For Beginning skaters this week it's about the Bijhaal and Placement from Stability and of course the bend . 

For the Intermediate and Advanced skaters this week is about the Bijhaal and the Attitude from Stability.

A sufficiently curved pull allows it to remain compact. A compact posture keeps your body stable at the thigh and ensures that you can press your weight against the ice for a long time. (sales).

Under the lessons, the mechanical principles are further elaborated and also about this week's sauce Stability and Flexibility . These 2 conditions to be able to move have A LOT in common and are clearly related. If you work on one, it affects the other, and vice versa. Good luck.

If you want to give the exercises more explanation, you can watch the videos under the following buttons.

A little more about the different schedules. The green scheme is for novice skaters . The yellow scheme is for the middle group . The red scheme is for the more advanced skaters . The instructor who can help you can be recognized by the same colored ribbon.

Just a short description:

It's nice if you have a connection with your instructor because even if you have to do it yourself, he or she can really give you a "push" in the right direction, make sure to use it now. Of course, this is also the time to maybe take a look at a different tan and again, take the initiative and talk to your instructor, he or she has a lot to offer.

Videos for Beginner Skaters,Movies for Middle Groups,Videos for Advanced Skaters

Novice skaters

middle groups

Advanced skaters

Placement/stability are important on the straight, but also in the bend. Control over your body (stability) makes transitioning in the bend more accessible. A sufficiently curved pull makes it possible to remain compact and to get the weight well against the ice. A compact posture in which you keep your body stable at the thigh allows you to press a lot of weight against the ice (push-off) for a long time.

Technical principles


Principle 3 (Everywhere you come across the word “compact” in class)

A smaller knee angle gives more push-off potential. Whether this can be achieved depends on a number of factors.

Principle 4 (This week it's about the bend.)

A sharper angle against the ice gives a more horizontal component of the take-off.

It's about the angle between ice and LZP. How you do that (knee in, straight ahead or out doesn't matter in principle).

Principle 5(This week bend and straight)

More weight/pressure/force against the ice returns more power from the ice. This applies to both the straight and the bend. 

Stability and posture are important to be able to put enough weight against the ice in the right direction. To be able to supply power, there must be something to be able to supply power for a long enough time. This should result in proper weight transfer (timing and direction)

This week's physical principles


The range of motion of one or more joints


A Training Lesson

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