ICENETWORK: Change of scenery puts Nagasu on solid ground
2010 OLYMPIAN PRACTICING TRIPLE AXEL UNDER TUTELAGE OF ZAKRAJSEK
Only in the rarified air of a few elite sports — or a modeling agency -- would a 21-year-old woman refer to herself in terms befitting a grizzled veteran without a hint of irony. But figure skating is one of those sports, and a still-young Mirai Nagasu has been there, seen that, read the hype. There's a lot she could say -- about coaching changes, or the clean programs at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships that didn't qualify her for the Sochi Olympics — but she just wants to look forward.
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1prog·ress noun ˈprä-grəs, -ˌgres, US also & British usually ˈprō-ˌgres
: movement forward or toward a place
: the process of improving or developing something over a period of time
SYNONYMS: onward motion, improvement, development, growth, advancement
"If a figure skater sets goals and works toward them then great progress usually follows."
When assigning repetitions while the skater is in season coaches should consider anaerobic sets which train the myelin pathway and heart and lung capacity at the same time. I have developed exercises called "progressions" for each of the six major jumps. Team USA member Luke West shows this concept for the triple lutz. The idea is that skater makes "progress" when accomplishing progression sets.