Skating Workshops

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Exercise Programs

Exercising ranges from general fitness & Wellness programs to specialized elite sports programs
      Off-Ice Exercise Workshops provide skaters with a working knowledge of approved exercises that can be used to assist in the development of spins, jumps, and various connecting turns and movements. 

      Parents should be aware that improper Off-Ice training techniques can encourage skaters to develop muscle groups that work against the quick muscle response reflex necessary to spring from the ice and achieve the height necessary to successful complete clean multi-rotation jumps.

      Parents and skaters should not attempt to achieve a state of hyper extended flexibility in spirals, camel spins, splits, and layback spins unless they work with an individual who is certified and is using the Strength Conditioning and Injury Prevention Training Manual by Kat Arbour who developed the USFS Basic Skills Exercise Program.

      PDF Warm Up Exercises Line, Side Step, Lunge. Image excerpts from “Strength Conditioning & Injury Prevention Training Manual” © Kat Arbour/Ice Dynamics®.  Used with permission.

      The Training Manual discusses the principles of injury prevention as it relates to skating, training methods for off-ice conditioning programs, extensive sample workouts that show how to periodize or change the training program throughout the year to optimally peak during the competition season.

      You can order a full Training Manual priced at $35 plus shipping at:
Phone      267-476-2000
      The following materials provided a background for a program of Off-Ice exercises that help improve On-Ice skills sooner and also help to prevent common strain and sprain type injuries that can take weeks to recover from and may require time off from On-Ice training.

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The use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.

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Strength, Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey Authors  Joseph Horrigan and Earl Joseph Kreis  Provides information for hockey players and coaches who want to incorporate a safe and solid program into their routine. This guide contains the most up-to-date information and advice culled from sports medicine's most recognized specialists - from neurosurgeons to dentists to orthopedics.

PDF Off-Ice Conditioning For Youth Hockey Players  Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement: Dynamic Warm-Up. Presented by: Anthony Donskov, CSCS, NASM-PES.

PDF Bluefield College Football Strength & Conditioning Functional training, core training, injury prevention, and cardiovascular ... that we have implemented as part of our strength and conditioning program. You also watch the demonstration videos.

Conditioning And Injury Prevention Tips - Injury Prevention 13 Injury Prevention and Conditioning Tips tips to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. These conditioning and injury prevention tips explain how to do the exercises. Orthopedic therapists leverage strength training, joint mobilizations, heat and cold, and electrical stimulation to support and treat patients suffering injuries or diseases that affect the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons.

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The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
All materials are copy protected. 
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.

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