Which is more difficult ballet or figure skating
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In our new magazine article we want to take a closer look at the summer training and answer a few questions about it.
Unfortunately, ice skating is very often dependent on the outside temperature, so that you can usually only train regularly in the winter months. Many ice skating fans do not have an ice rink in the city that is open all year round, so they rarely get on the ice in the summer months. In the following article we want to find out who summer training is suitable for and what you can do in addition to ice training.
Summer training is never a bad thing, because it gives every ice skater an advantage. When you take a long summer break, it is always a bit difficult to get used to the ice again in the first few weeks afterwards. Beginners in particular always need a few weeks to "break in" again. You start again a little more carefully and don't practice the difficult jumps right away. At a certain level, it is even very difficult to find your way back to your old skills if you haven't done anything for a long time. Most of the time, there is also a lot of sore muscles and you wish you had never stopped ...
In the summer all ice skaters can train, but which type of training is chosen and, above all, how often is up to you. Of course, you can sometimes actually ice skate in summer, but that's not the point here. We want to introduce you to a few alternative training options.
The closest "related" to figure skating are ballet and off-ice training. In classical ballet, posture, tension and balance are trained in almost the same way as in figure skating. The posture is mostly identical to that of figure skating and almost the same muscles are used. That is why ballet is a very good form of staying “close to the ice” even in summer. All exercises that have to do with the thigh muscles are particularly good. The most important muscles in figure skating are the thigh muscles, the buttocks, the abdominal and back muscles. In ballet there are many exercises (e.g. a simple plie) that are suitable for maintaining the muscles in question. Ballet is suitable for all skill levels, but beginners in particular have the opportunity to get used to the necessary posture even better. For advanced users, it is more about maintaining the muscles and mobility. Other types of dance (standard or jazz, modern, etc.) are also very suitable.
Off-ice training is of course specially tailored to the needs of figure skaters. Specific exercises are done to support the learning of the ice figures. These can be jumping exercises, but also flexibility training, strength endurance or fitness. Off-ice training is particularly suitable for advanced skiers, as the jumps can be practiced to a certain extent and the stamina is not neglected. A well-put together off-ice training covers all areas necessary to survive a certain period of time even without an ice surface. The only restriction is with the jumps and pirouettes, as these can only be really effectively trained on the ice. But special off-ice training is very close to that.
If you don't have an ice rink in summer, you can still work very well on your stamina and muscles. Swimming is very popular with ice skaters because the thigh muscles and back muscles are trained very well, but at the same time without putting any strain on the joints. Jogging is also very popular, especially if you want to maintain the condition for a freestyle. Frequent jogging at a fast or slow pace (alternating) keeps you fit and you have no problems starting again on the ice in autumn. For very ambitious runners, a fitness studio is of course not a bad choice. There you can have an individual training program put together that optimally prepares you for your return to work in winter.
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Competitive sport and school - Interview with Tanja K.
Tanja K. (26 y.) Used to be a competitive figure skating athlete. For eiskunstlaufweb.de she tells us how she got school and training under one roof.
How do you have to imagine everyday life when, as a competitive athlete, you also have to go to school?
Tanja K: Everyday life as a competitive athlete is quite stressful. I did competitive sport from the age of 10 to around the age of 18, which is actually the whole time I was in high school. Time was always very short. At 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. I finished school, after which I always went straight to training. I had a training effort of up to 4 hours a day. Sometimes I wasn't home until 10 p.m. or later. I also had training almost every day on the weekend, and a lot of competitions in winter too.
Wasn't that too much for you? How did you do your homework
Sometimes it was very stressful, especially when exams at school or competitions were planned. I often did my homework on the bus on the way to training or a lot at the weekend. You have to divide your time very well as a competitive athlete, because you have days when you really don't have a minute free. But my parents always made it very important that I do my homework just like all the other students. My mother in particular always checked it. When I did the first national competitions, I was also exempted from physical education. I did a lot of sports, so the two sports lessons that week were actually unnecessary for me.
Did you have time for friends too?
Unfortunately, during all of my time as a competitive runner, I had very little time for friends and I sometimes regret that. I almost never had time to meet up with school friends or go to any birthday party. My training could never be canceled and when that was the case, I studied school material. On weekends, the other classmates often went to parties or went to the country school home. Most of the time I couldn't go to such events because of the training. But over time my circle of friends has simply shifted more to the ice skating club. Then I did a lot with my training colleagues, whom I saw every day. We went to training camps together and did homework together, etc. That was a small replacement for that.
How did you train
I had a lot of different trainings. Of course the ice training, sometimes I practiced alone, but I also had at least one lesson every day. These hours were partly in a group or individually. In addition to ice training, I also danced a lot of ballet (approx. 5 hours / week) to improve my mobility. Sometimes other training sessions were added, e.g. for fitness, especially before competitions. Then I often went jogging or going to the gym.
Did you do well in school anyway?
Most of the time I was good at school. Ice skating has always been a lot of fun for me and I never felt like I had to train so much. On the contrary, I've always looked forward to training and seen it as a privilege to be able to do something like this at all. I've always had a very strong will to achieve something and to move forward. As a result, I was and am a very balanced and satisfied person. It was always clear to me that school was also important. An ice skater can never make a living from her sport and still has to get a good education or a degree. So I always took my time for school and never neglected it. Although I was often very tired physically after training, it was a certain compensation. As a result, I was much more productive and could, for example, still do homework late in the evening when others had long been sleeping. It was always very important to my parents that I take school seriously. The better my grades, the more often I was allowed to go to training. That worked to the end. Finally I finished high school with an average of 1.9.
What is the difference to the everyday life of a normal student?
Apart from the lack of free time for homework etc. you always have to think about your training. You can't go to a party in the evening because you have to be on the ice again at 8 o'clock the next morning. Stays in the Landschulheim or similar are seldom possible because training always comes first. So you do without a lot or have to postpone training. You often have to do your homework late in the evening when others have long been sleeping or watching TV. Long journeys are also not always possible because training camps etc. are the order of the day during the school holidays.
What did you do after school
I went to school normally until the 12th grade. But then I got an invitation from an American training center. I trained there for a whole year and took part in various show productions. But I really wanted to graduate from school, so I postponed the 13th grade for a year. After graduating from high school (in Germany) I went to America and studied sport there. I also worked as an ice skating coach and was a member of a SYS team.
How has your time as a competitive athlete shaped you?
Although I had to forego a lot of what normal young people do, I never want to exchange time for a normal life. Competitive sport has shaped me a lot and influenced my personality. I learned very early on to find my way in the adult world. This made me very independent. As a competitive athlete, you are confronted with defeats every day and training is a constant uphill and downhill ride. You learn to work on something until it leads to the desired success, no matter how hard that is. This knowledge also helps in school. If you are bad in a subject, you keep studying until you get better. Figure skating in particular is a sport that requires a particularly strong will and stamina. An example: You have to jump a double jump an average of 2000 times before it sits. Such accomplishments make you a strong personality and learn to bite your teeth. I am very happy about this ability and it has already helped me a lot in my life.
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