Balance Exercises For Figure Skaters
Start in a standing pike with alternating knee bends. If you can’t reach the ground you can modify it by putting your hands on your shins.
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Now that our hips are a little warmed up try balancing on one foot keeping your focus forward. The arm placement is up to you :)
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For this one a yoga block can be useful if available. You are going to practice balancing in your air position. Base foot flexed, Free leg pointed
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Next practice balancing in your landing position. Keep your eyes focused ahead and stretch your free leg!
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Going back to our 1 foot balance, try balancing while moving your free leg from the front, to the side, and to the back.
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Try balancing on your toes either on one foot or two. You can hold onto something if needed. But most importantly make sure your ankles are aligned.
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Lastly try holding a bird dog position. This one helps to stabilize your core as well as working your balance.
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Some of these items can help increase the difficulty of these exercises! (#1)A Bosu Ball
(#2) A Balance Board
(#3) A Balance Pad
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Soft Yoga Block (optional)
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Balance Board (optional)
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Balance Mat (optional)
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