Week 5

A training lesson and background Blog are at the bottom of this page

Now that we are starting to include more and more physical principles in our lesson proposal, we encounter in practice that the relationship Load versus Loadability is becoming more and more personal. In the scheme, under the heading Practice form, there is always one form with a certain intensity (slow/quiet/firm/hard/maximum)

Our lessons are aimed at “LEADING BETTER SKATING” and of course this also means that you feel that you have done something physically. It is not the intention that you are completely “broken” after the 1st exercise.

In the practice form we always give 1 round of calm skating between the practice rounds. You should see this as “mobile recovery” (recharging your battery slightly). That also means that if you have done an exercise that you found very heavy or difficult that you should take more rest in that round (you can even take an extra round as far as we are concerned). a good load gives your exercises content.

For Beginner skaters this week is about submission and weight shift . It's actually about DEPLOYING ( It llean body against the ice and shift your weight). We do the exercises with the physical sauce Power. More power gives more speed but also makes the skating movement more difficult.

For Intermediate and Advanced skaters this week is about Weight Transfer and Bijhaal . There is more and more timing in the Deposition . All exercises are given a sauce of Power and Agility .

Under the lessons and in the "what does the trainer say" the conditions for being able to move Power and Agility are explained more and if you want to give the exercises more explanation, you can watch the videos under the following buttons.

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

Novice skaters

middle groups

Advanced skaters

The theme of taking off is about Power (force x speed).How much power can you put on the ice? If you can give little power, you have more trouble applying pressure against the ice and you can give your body little speed during the push-off. huhThe ability to move your body must of course have precision. Going in the right direction. Your weight shift and stroke are important for this.

Skating is quite a complex movement and Agility always plays a major role. If you are skilled at performing complex movements, you are also able to stop more precisely in, for example, your take-off. Can you efficiently adjust the position of all body parts to the situation, can you swerve, can you run on different ice? Agility is often seen as “how safe do you feel on your skate”. Can you skate anything you have in your head? Do you feel free on your skates.

In the “What does the trainer say” we have further elaborated on the physical principles of Power and Agility .