Skating Fridays

A Slightly Improved Double Loop Attempt

Coach B has me working on double loops to help with my double salchows. The point of this exercise, as you may recall, is to help my body understand how to rotate and stay in position. My body tends to freak out and open up too early. I guess this is a natural tendency for adult skaters, since many of us are afraid of falling and injuring ourselves.

I attempted a double loop during practice one day and was excited to see that it had improved. While my ankles aren’t even close to touching (they should be), I seem to be rotating faster and getting closer to landing an IJS clean jump. There is still a lot of work to be done, but at least I’m making some progress.


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