3 Strength-Training Moves From Olympic Figure Skater Maia Shibutani
Thanks to an Instagram video that Kirk Myers, CEO and owner of NYC-based gym Dogpound, posted over the weekend, we have a glimpse of how Maia in particular is spending her time of late. The video shows the younger Shibutani, 24, demoing three challenging movements that offer a ton of benefits—whether you’re a pro figure skater or an average exerciser.
You can check out the video, via @kirkmyersfitness, here:
Here, we break down the moves, the benefits they provide and how that can translate to ice skating, and how to modify each exercise.
1. Slide Board Skater
What it is: A lateral (side-to-side) cardio and lower-body strengthening move done atop the slide board, a specialized piece of gym equipment good for gliding moves…