Coaches always tell skaters to stretch, but what does science say about the role of stretching in improving the performance and preventing injuries? Martina Ricci, doctor, synchro skater for 18 years, and editor for Jura Synchro reviewed the scientific literature.
Synchronized skaters from all over the world are connected by passion, encouragement, and a mutual love for synchronized skating. Unfortunately, there’s another feeling passing through all skaters' minds: we’re talking about stress. Nenna Salminen, a current skater from Team Unique (FIN), shares her view on self-confidence in synchronized skating.
Listening to music before a competition, many synchro skaters have already experienced it. Music has multiple effects: concentration, motivation, or even focusing on one task. Several researchers are also interested in music to improve the performance of athletes. What about you?
The closure of all the ice rinks, although expected, still came as a shock. And an emotional one at that. A general anxiety took its place; about people I care about having their entire income cut, about people who have trained their whole lives to compete, who suddenly find themselves in limbo, about those whose lives revolve around the rink, those who use the ice as an escape and those who have found a passion in this icy world of ours. It’s a bit like losing a part of yourself. The obvious solution? Inline skates!
There’s never been a better time to start yoga. So take a deep breath and improve your flexibility, it will help you to stay fit and improve your moves on the ice. Here are 5 YouTube channels that offer great yoga opportunities.
Junior Worlds 2020 in Nottingham… "It already feels like a lifetime ago"… Our British correspondent Taryn Davison is going to remember this competition for a very different reason!
Foam rollers, which come in a variety of densities and sizes, have become very popular in the world of synchronized skating. Does this new technique to treat soft tissues really have an effect on skaters' muscles? When should it be used? Are there risks?
Get ready for the new synchro skating season with Jura Synchro. Discover how the famous Finnish coach Tiina Pesonen trains synchro skaters off-ice during the summer and learn to practice like the best synchro teams.
This summer, Jura Synchro thinks about your health and physical condition. Discover in this episode a challenging full-body workout specially designed by the Finnish fitness expert Tiina Pesonen for synchronized skaters.