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Unlock Your Psoas for Better Skating Spins

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Figure skating requires a delicate balance of strength and flexibility. To complete your high level jumps and spins, a tight “air position” is necessary. This translates to tight hips and glutes. In contrast, for beautiful and effortless spirals, split jumps and spins, such as the Biellmann, flexibility is necessary, specifically flexibility in your iliopsoas muscle. The psoas is the major muscle that connects your spine to your legs. It plays an important role in backbends and splits, which is important for most skating spirals and spins. For backbends, a released psoas will allow the front of the thighs to lengthen...

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