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.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Physical Components of Figure Skating||1|
|Chapter 2||Warm-Up, Cool-Down, and Flexibility Preparation||13|
|Chapter 3||Strength Training for Figure Skating||35|
|Chapter 4||Off-Ice Jump Training, Sport Cord Speed Drills, and Balance Training||61|
|Chapter 5||Plyometric Training for Figure Skating||75|
|Chapter 6||Endurance Conditioning for Skating||93|
|Chapter 7||Testing for Off-Ice and On-Ice Performance||131|
|Chapter 8||Periodization: A Skater's Yearly Plan||143|
|Chapter 9||Myths and Truths||165|
|About the Author||177|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!!
This is a great book for figure skaters It really will help all aspects of your skating
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.