Conditioning for Skating : Off-Ice Techniques for on-Ice Performance

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To be the best on the rink, skaters must spend endless hours strengthening and conditioning their bodies off the ice to build strength for the rigors of their performances. Illustrative and technical, yet user-friendly, Conditioning for Figure Skating provides detailed coverage of the physical preparation necessary for Preliminary through Senior-Elite skaters while concentrating on all disciplines of figure skating, including singles, pairs, and ice dance. More than 300 photos illustrate proper warm-up drills, ...

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Overview

To be the best on the rink, skaters must spend endless hours strengthening and conditioning their bodies off the ice to build strength for the rigors of their performances. Illustrative and technical, yet user-friendly, Conditioning for Figure Skating provides detailed coverage of the physical preparation necessary for Preliminary through Senior-Elite skaters while concentrating on all disciplines of figure skating, including singles, pairs, and ice dance. More than 300 photos illustrate proper warm-up drills, flexibility stretches, cooldown routines, strength training exercises, jump and plyometric training programs, and endurance conditioning exercises for on-ice injury prevention. A periodization plan also helps skaters maximize their training potential.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570282201
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 381,005
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl M. Poe, M.S., C.S.C.S., has designed strength and conditioning programs and has trained figure skaters for the past seven years.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Physical Components of Figure Skating 1
Ch. 2 Warm-Up, Cool-Down, and Flexibility Preparation 13
Ch. 3 Strength Training for Figure Skating 35
Ch. 4 Off-Ice Jump Training, Sport Cord Speed Drills, and Balance Training 61
Ch. 5 Plyometric Training for Figure Skating 75
Ch. 6 Endurance Conditioning for Skating 93
Ch. 7 Testing for Off-Ice and On-Ice Performance 131
Ch. 8 Periodization: A Skater's Yearly Plan 143
Ch. 9 Myths and Truths 165
Notes 175
About the Author 177
Index 179
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  • Posted April 30, 2009

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    My daughter has been taking ice skating lessons since August, and I have been desperately searching for any books to help her. When I purchased this book, I showed it to the other parents and the coaches. Now everyone is ordering copies. This book is fantastic!! Everything that her coach and I have been trying to stress to her about off-ice conditioning, the book not only outlines, but it breaks it down into different workouts. There is so much information and so many useful tools for parents and coaches to help our future olympic hopefuls! If your child is serious about ice skating or even ice hockey, get this book. It's money well spent!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2007

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    This is a great book for figure skaters It really will help all aspects of your skating

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2001

    An excellent resource for competitive figure skaters

    Carl Poe is a strength and conditioning expert and has extensive experience working with figure skaters. I have attended many of his seminars and find his methods sensible and effective. While not a replacement for supervision by a strength and conditioning coach, Mr. Poe's book is a strong introduction to the types of exercises serious competitive figure skaters should be using to supplement and improve their on-ice performance.

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