So, what’s the best way to get fit for skating? How do we get strong for skating? What’s the best way to improve our fitness so we can get through 3 back to back routines without any complaints? And ultimately, how do we become the best athletes we can be?
With Oceania squad fast approaching, I thought it’d be a good idea to get some experiences up on the blog for us to enjoy! But especially for the newbies in the team. Bonny and I don’t want to be the only ones to write on here, we want it to be a one stop shop for lots of different ideas and stories for New Zealand skaters! (and maybe in the future some overseas skaters as well!) So to start us off, I asked my sister Mercedes to write a little about her first Oceania experience. Hope you enjoy!
So it has been a long time since my last post on this topic… I could say that I’ve been busy which is true but the truth is that I have procrastinated this topic because I believe it is SO important and has made such a huge impact on my skating throughout pretty much my whole life that I really wanted to get it right.
Today, Anna Harris (2014 senior solo dance representative at Worlds) brings us her energy ball recipe! I love these. They’re the perfect post or pre training snack. Their high sugar and high protein content will keep you feeling satisfied and full of energy for your trainings as well as being a good recovery food post training. I’m so excited to share these with you!
As mentioned in a previous post, I’m working on my general strength right now. This is great news because the workouts I’m gonna be sharing with you are perfect for everyone from skaters to coaches, to judges to everyone in between!
For the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing some of my workouts with you. They will be an example of the sort of thing I’m doing at the moment so if you’re a beginner or you’ve never been to the gym before, I would definitely get some help with learning the proper form for all new exercises and starting really light. I would also check with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime especially if you have diabetes, are over weight, smoke, any chronic illness or have an injury.