Another simple way to develop better, more explosive skaters➖add isometric work.
Generally speaking, getting into a deeper/lower is going to be a better skating position, but some skaters can’t consistently skate from a deep position because they don’t have the strength (or more specifically endurance) to keep themselves their.
This is where various Yielding Isometric holds come into play for us in the off-season. We simply want to build the endurance to maintain the positions that the sport will ask us to maintain when skating. Here we are performing RFESS with Multi-Holds. On our last set of 6 we performed 2 reps, 20 second hold, 2 reps, 15 second hold, 2 reps, 10 second hold, to get our total of 6 reps with the various holds breaking them up.
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