Had a lesson with new woman coach today as main coach was away.
I thought she was good because she pushed/encouraged me a bit more. I think I have plenty of power – I just don’t have the confidence to use enough of it.
SPRING UP. She said I was bending the R knee after the 3-turn but then not straightening it fully and springing up. So straighten the knee to get more height!
BRING R ARM AROUND AT SAME TIME AS R LEG. She said I’m bringing the R knee up but leaving the R arm behind (which has been pointed out to me before by Ally Pally coach!)
So new checklist:
- Jump up/forward
- Together – i.e. R arm and R leg together
DOUBLE LOOP DRILLS
Drill 1: do a double 3-turn (i.e. RBO-RFI, then RFI-RBO) and then do a loop, STRAIGHTENING THE R KNEE FULLY in order to get height. I think this drill is good for helping me to think about jumping just off my R leg.
Drill 2: with both hands on the barrier and R side facing to barrier, jump up off R leg, STRAIGHTEN R KNEE FULLY and CLICK L HEEL TO R FRONT OF FOOT.
(I actually managed to get some nearly rotated – maybe a quarter underrotated – doubles simply by pulling my arms in tighter!)
JUMP UP STRAIGHT. She said I tend to lean forward a bit when jumping. She wants me to stand up straighter and even lean back a little bit while on that back outside edge.
FOCUS ON R SIDE. Be aware of R side. Avoid pre-rotating the L side, but then throw the L side forward.
STAY PULLED IN. When I have the confidence to keep my arms pulled in, I get loads more rotation.
Therefore, the checklist:
- R shoulder
- R side – i.e. focus on R axis
- Jump UP – i.e. straighten knee and jump directly up/a little backwards rather than leaning forward
- Pull in!