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What is an example of a power move for a beginning skater?

Power moves, or reactive-training exercises, are quick and powerful movements that involve a reducing of force, stabilizing the motion, and then producing force. It is like pulling back a rubber band, holding or aiming it while still, and then letting it spring. The body needs to be able to do the same thing for power. Working on the proper techniques of decelerating, stabilizing, and then producing force all without compensation should be practiced. An exercise example for a beginning reactive program is a squat jump with stabilization. To perform this exercise, stand with feet shoulder-width apart and straight ahead, bend into a squat position, and then jump up with arms overhead. The landing should be soft with a three to five second hold, maintaining alignment throughout the movement. Key points to watch for during this exercise inlcude: are the knees facing straight ahead at all times, are you achieving full straightening of the hips in the air, and are you hitting a perfect landing without any faults in alignment from feet to head?

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