Today’s skating lesson went well. We worked on inside 3 turns and forward crossovers with the use of arms. For the first time, I actually felt confident of my forward crossovers. It didn’t feel as awkward.
Then we did jumps and I was under rotating as usual. I’ve been having issues with toe loops so my coach taught me the 3 different entries - right inside 3 turn, left outside 3 turn and mohawk. Gonna try all of them again during practice and see which works best!
Didn’t have time for spins but I threw in a few scratch spins while my coach was working with someone else. I thought they were good. Really happy my footwork and spins seem to be improving! :)
Also, I had my first off ice class with my coach today to work on my jumps. We started from 1/4 rotation, to 1/2 to 3/4 and then to a single rotation. He taught me the loop jump. I can do a single rotation only if I take off with 2 feet but not when I start in the loop entry position. Oh well. I’m supposed to practice it on my own and eventually, he says he’ll check again and if I can do it off ice, we’ll try it on ice. Yayyyy.
Then we did some other random exercises to help me with my rotations. Some skipping and waltz jumps and etc. My coach checked on my squats and said I should be doing 50 a day. :O Oh gosh hahaha. Then he taught me some one foot squat variations and some other lunge/calf exercises.
I was sweating like mad after that and my coach just laughed at me saying “This is 1/4 of my usual off ice classes for the younger skaters”. Hahahaha yes I am old and unfit. I should definitely find time (and the discipline) to do all these exercises at home. Ahhhhhh.