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Post Forward Skating Tips
1. Bend Your Knees. It is very difficult to generate power without using proper knee bend when skating. Be sure that you are bending at the knees and ankles and not at the back.
2. Use Long Full Strides. Try to extend your legs and feet out to their maximum length each time you stride. This can only be accomplished with proper knee bend and try to avoid bobbing up and down when striding.
3. Recover Fully. Recover your skates fully under the middle of your body after each stride. Try to pull skates back in a direct line as quick as possible.
4. Push At A 45 Degree Angle. Push you legs out from your body at a 45 degree angle when striding. This is the angle where maximum forward power and speed is generated from.
5. Toe Flick. At the end of each stride use your angle and toes to flick/rip the ice. This helps gain extra boost at the end of each stride.
6. Move Arms Front To Back. Try to avoid swinging arms side to side when skating. Instead move arms in a front to back motion much like a dryland sprinter.
7. Upper Body Still. Keep upper body movements, such as head and shoulders, to a minimum when skating. Extra upper body movements will throw off balance and are unnecessary.
8. Keep Stick on the Ice. When not expecting a pass, take one hand off your stick but make sure it stays on the ice when skating. Never skate with your stick completely off the ice.
9. Use Quick Starts. Stay low and use the toes of your skate blades when starting from a complete stop. The first few strides will be quick and short then gradually lengthen to full long stride as you gain speed.
10. Train With Resistance. Training on the ice with skate weights and resistance devices is a great way to strengthen skating muscles. The Hockey Lateral Speed Training, and Over speed Trainer are great products to help you become a stronger and more powerful skater.


Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:11 am
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Post Re: Forward Skating Tips
The forward skating motion should be your first priority when learning how to skate. Although it may look easy, skating in a forward motion is very difficult and requires a lot of time and practice. Learning to skate with a proper technique will make you improve a lot faster and give you the confidence to develop into a great skater in the future.

Tips

* When skating forward, your feet should always be hip width apart.
* Your body is always square to the direction of travel.
* Your back should be straight, your head in the centre of your shoulders with eyes focusing forward.
* Don't lean your body to far forward (use the body lean that gives you maximum balance and lets you to take fully extended strides).
* Make sure to always bend your knees (beyond level of comfort) A good knee bend equals more power and more balance.
* Skate one foot at a time.
* Fully extend on each stride with a quick recovery.
* As you become a better skater, focus on taking wider strides for more speed.
* Skate with a proper arm swinging movement (arm and leg movements work in rhythm with their opposites).
* Always keep your stick on the ice, except when you are looking to gain top speed.


Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:11 am
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Post Re: Forward Skating Tips
Hi

1. Bend Your Knees. It is very difficult to generate power without using proper knee bend when skating. Be sure that you are bending at the knees and ankles and not at the back.
2. Use Long Full Strides. Try to extend your legs and feet out to their maximum length each time you stride. This can only be accomplished with proper knee bend and try to avoid bobbing up and down when striding.
3. Recover Fully. Recover your skates fully under the middle of your body after each stride. Try to pull skates back in a direct line as quick as possible.
4. Push At A 45 Degree Angle. Push you legs out from your body at a 45 degree angle when striding. This is the angle where maximum forward power and speed is generated from.
5. Toe Flick. At the end of each stride use your angle and toes to flick/rip the ice. This helps gain extra boost at the end of each stride.

Thanks


Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:42 am
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