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Stretch Shortening Cycle vs. Stretch Reflex

Stretch Shortening Cycle vs. Stretch Reflex

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Core Training Exercise for Balance

Core Training Exercise for Balance

While the previous two videos (see: Integrated Core Training for Dynamic Stability and Core Training Variations for Dynamic Stability) help reinforce elements of low-position control important for skating, the Single Leg Stance Med Ball Figure 8 is more of a traditional balance exercise. The goal is to stay tall and centered over the foot. When someone… Read more

Core Training Variations for Dynamic Stability

Core Training Variations for Dynamic Stability

Following up on a previous post, over the next few days, I’ll share other core variations we use to reinforce stability across a variety of different positions. The video below is of a Split Squat Med Ball Figure 8. As with the last video, the goal is to maintain depth and a forward lean/shin angle,… Read more