Developing a strong knee bend is crucial to becoming a gamechanging skater. Not only does it assist in maintaining optimal posture for injury prevention, it also enhances your biomechanics to become a stronger, more powerful skater. With three distinct learning styles—auditory, visual, and kinesthetic awareness—one of Apex Skating’s favorite verbal coaching cues for use with developing players is to push your shin pads so far forward against the tongues of your skate boots that the laces may snap under pressure.
This coaching cue provides skaters with the sensory feedback of feeling their maximal ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and ensures they sustain that knee bend position while skating in motion. Try it today to improve your skating speed!
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