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    Michael, I'm adding your video here. I just love this new feature. I thought your combinations looked pretty decent and you definitely land on one foot ... which is awesome. The axel was perfect! The only concern that I had was the little girl that kept getting pretty close to you when you were doing your jumps and spins. I would have probably bumped into her or run over her with my luck!

    Great job, Michael! I give you praise, too!


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    Oh - I love this new feature too! Thanks for sharing the video Michael. Whats funny is that I have trouble holding that connonball spin position even when I'm not spinning! Yikes! You must have some incredibly strong quads. And that Axel was hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw View Post
    Oh - I love this new feature too! Thanks for sharing the video Michael. Whats funny is that I have trouble holding that connonball spin position even when I'm not spinning! Yikes! You must have some incredibly strong quads. And that Axel was hot!
    Thanks. Ummmmm, yeah, I have pretty strong quads now, and I'm kinda getting annoyed by it actually While my waist is still the same size, I've packed on extra muscle, especially in my legs, and I've recently noticed it. I might look "bigger" in the last two vids, but that's moreso from wearing very loose and comfortable clothes I have a few pairs slim fit/skinny jeans & pants that button up perfectly fine, but I've noticed my upper leg definitely fills out the pants more lol. I know it's extra muscle, but I'm actually on a strict eating and workout plan that will drop some weight off, and also redistribute the muscle. I like to have a very lean muscular look, and I DON'T want over-developed quads, which is pretty typical for skaters. You'll definitely notice a bit of a difference in the coming weeks when I get another video posted. My body luckily adapts very quickly to change, so I anticipate looking trimmed down, but not at the expense of losing too much muscle in my legs.

    Quote Originally Posted by IceSkate98 View Post
    Michael, I'm adding your video here. I just love this new feature. I thought your combinations looked pretty decent and you definitely land on one foot ... which is awesome. The axel was perfect! The only concern that I had was the little girl that kept getting pretty close to you when you were doing your jumps and spins. I would have probably bumped into her or run over her with my luck!

    Great job, Michael! I give you praise, too!
    Ohhhhh, I really like this new video posting feature. Isn't it great to be able to embed? Yay

    Some of the girls are used to bigger skaters, but I have to admit that many of them just don't pay attention when skating. I feel like I'm always moving, but they never move for me In fact, when I was going into my axel in this vid, you see the girl stop. I saw her coming down the ice and I was *about* to not jump, but then I decided to do it hoping she was smart enough to stop. Plus, she owes me for getting in my way a million times in the lutz corner.

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    Hey.... look what I found! FIgure Skating Practice 07-29-10 (double loop, axel, double flip, double salchow, combination jumps)!!

    You're looking really good! Strong take offs and landings. The jumps are looking more effortless! The problem I saw with the combo you fell on first (axel/double loop) was that you skidded before stepping into the take off position on your entry and that probably killed some of your momentum. Falls happen though!

    I have an early session with my coach tomorrow, but thankfully not at 5am! I'm working on the salchow/toe-loop combo! Or really... everything + toe-loop!
    Last edited by synnabun; July 29th, 2010 at 01:49 PM.

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    You beat me to it

    Now I can be like IceSkate98 and try embedding the video clip



    Nothing too special. My sinus infection came back, but not as bad, so I did a light practice session today despite not being able to fully breathe. I also busted out laughing so hard when I fell on that double salchow/double loop at the end of the video. It was an odd landing, and if the clip continued, you'd see how I, for some reason, was laughing pretty hard.

    I did a very nice double lutz, which wasn't on film I've been correcting the technique on the entrance, and it has caused me a lot of grief....aka popped jumps. It's all about timing, and hopefully I get back into the rhythm.

    Now......I really need to start working on new stuff. I hate to bore all of you with the same old practice videos

    Happy viewing, and as always, many thanks for all of your support.


    Bonnie- good luck with your coach tomorrow, and please post a vid one of these days Please??

    Quote Originally Posted by synnabun View Post
    You're looking really good! Strong take offs and landings. The jumps are looking more effortless! The problem I saw with the combo you fell on first (axel/double loop) was that you skidded before stepping into the take off position on your entry and that probably killed some of your momentum. Falls happen though!
    Thanks for the comment too. Yes, you're correct about the axel takeoff. I broke my cardinal rule about not going on the toe before takeoff!! I guess I just jerked my body before stepping into the jump, and as a result you can see it slow down. The glide into the takeoff should be just as smooth as the takeoff itself. Oh well, better not do it again
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    My practice session last Saturday was great! Really nice double toe-loops (has always been my nemesis, but my coach has really corrected the takeoff and I'm doing them well), nice combinations...axel/double loop, double flip/double loop, etc.

    I've been eating well, and in the past 2.5 weeks, I've dropped off about 10 pounds. My goal is to drop another 5 or so in order to be at a very optimal weight for skating. I have gained some extra muscle density, which has resulted in a higher weight reading, but I've gotten very healthy about my eating, and without really doing anything, the first 10lbs just fell right off.....lol, the stomach muscles are back My skating feels a bit lighter, faster, etc. So I take all of that as a good sign so far I just want to be as lean and as fit as possible.

    Anyway, I was telling someone to check out my old video for a tip on how to start working on the axel. I ended up watching it. WOW.....One year ago I looked atrocious. Now I can see why I had such bad hip and groin pains because of how I was not bending and also holding my hip SO WIDE OPEN on all of my landings. My coach kept warning me, and it took forever to fix, but wow...I can't even believe that was me!!! I can't believe what 12 months fixed!

    Below is the video of me from last year....


    LAST YEAR: July 18, 2009
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    Michael, I give you across the board (Angie's new scoring system) for all the effort and hard work you've put into your practices this past year. There is so much improvement in your technique, artistry and posture.

    Wow! Great to hear you've lost 10 pounds and you're eating healthy. Keep up the good work, Michael!

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    It really has been wonderful to see your progress. You started out with great basics anyway, and you keep adding to your skills. I have enjoyed sharing this process with you. You've come a long way baby! Please keep on keeping on. It's a pleasure to watch you, and I always look forward to and enjoy your updates.
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    Thanks so much both of you!! The support really does help me keep on going

    So I figured I should offer some type of update since I haven't posted a video in a few weeks. I, once again, had to visit my doctor to go on round 3 of antibiotics for this nagging sinus infection, which turned out to also contain an ear infection. Luckily, I am feeling MUCH better and can finally breathe. Our assistant at the office also had a similar issue where it took three tries to knock out the infection for good!

    Good news to finally report....I FINALLY decided to work on my program music, and I finished it last night. What a task it was. I took a really great 15-minute piece of music and edited into 3 minutes. Quite a challenge trying to match the pitch, speed, etc. of the music. After about 4 hours of work, I finally hit play on the editor and I was like "aaaaaaaah, there we go, that sounds perfect!!"

    I'm not sure whether or not I should mention the music I'm using, or to even share it. LOL, I'm not some big-time competitor at all, but I always wonder if the people that I might compete against would want to see what I'm working on and using. Well, if anyone is interested, I'll send over the cut of music. I'm very happy with it and can't wait to finally work with a choreographer. LOL, I have people at the rink and people on here that are expecting big things from me. One of the ladies at the rink today was like, "I can't wait to see you do practice a program. It's going to look wonderful." Very nice comment, but I hope I can live up to my own expectations and everyone elses.

    Hopefully I'll post another video update soon. I felt very spot-on today. Now, I need to practice a lot of MITF elements to get some good transition moves for choreography.

    In the meantime, here's a video of me from the same week last year....week 7 back on the ice. It was the first day I started working on double salchows:

    August 15, 2009
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    MITF FTW! I'm testing this Sunday... yay! Preliminary. I've passed one whole level now. So in November I'll be doing the Preliminary freeskate (provided that I pass on Sunday)... and February the PreJuv MIF.... then PreJuv FS in April... and Juv MIF in June/August and if all is well and I haven't killed myself figure skating by then... the Juvenile free skate by the end of 2011 (OMG... a single axel?!)!!

    One of the skaters at my rink is testing Senior MITF this Sunday... and WOW, that is one insane test. Have you gone through the new pattern changes? They'll all be active in September. There's a bit more of "figures" integrated to a small degree. The level of difficulty has definitely been increased. Even though you don't have to test MIF, working the patterns is definitely a good idea! The workout you get from the patterns alone is worth it.

    Hmm... about your music... I'm not sure if I'd rather be surprised by seeing you skate your program, or listening to the cut in advance?!

    Sicknesses are horrible! I was down for two weeks and I pretty much felt like death the whole time... very hard to skate when like that. I hope you're feeling tons better!

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    I'm so happy to hear about your progress, Michael!

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    Yesterday on the ride home from visitng friends, this thought goes through my head. "Why hasn't Michael given us an update? I hope he's okay. He sure can skate."

    Then my mind wandered, as minds tend to do, and I found myself wishing I could get a mulligan on some years/aspects of my life. Keep going for it Michael. I so admire you using your gifts and stretching your abilities. When we're old and tired, like me, it's the things we didn't do that we regret. You won't have anything but smiles regarding your skating, and that's a good thing. Sharing them with us makes it even better.

    I just got over two weeks from hell myself, and I am appreciating even more those things that we enjoy but tend to take for granted.

    synnabun, I'm proud of you. Good luck on your test Sunday. I love hearing about these things! <3

    ETA: Yes, I do want to know about the music. 15 minute piece, edited to 3 minutes, 4 hours work, with your high standards? This is going to be great, and yes I want to hear it.
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    Synnabun, let me know how your test went

    Anyway, here's a quick and silly video update that may or may not make you sick after watching. I skated last night with a group of about 6 people, and we kinda did a bit of a "skate-off" in which each of us were doing different moves up through the double lutz. It was actually fun because we even tried some silly spins and other things.

    Anyway, I thought it would be kinda cool to get some video of jumps and spins with someone following me. It was kinda awkward having someone shadow me because I kept messing up my jump landings, but the effect was still kinda cool.

    I also practiced this morning (yes, less than 12 hours after the evening skate), and worked with my coach of basically private ice. We mainly worked on jump landings and my double toe-loop....both the solo jump and the combination portion. By the end of our session she made me add speed to the jump and change the pattern of the take-off, but we didn't get on film

    Here's the video. Hope you all enjoy this one (and not get motion sick haha):

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    So I finally tried my first few double axels after MONTHS of not attempting them. I feel my skating is in a good enough spot for me to move onto the double axel. I was hoping I could do them as easily as I did the other doubles when I first did them, but it wasn't quite the result I was hoping for

    I'm hoping to get some on video today, but I'm warning you, it might not look pretty

    I think I'll have finally met a formidable challenge with this jump. It might take me a while longer to get it back since I need to retrain my body to hold in for the extra half turn. I'm so used to two revolutions that adding an extra half revolution throws off my timing a bit.

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    One skater at my rink is working on the 2a... it looks painful! She's a very strong jumper, so seeing her fall so much is shocking. She's had some beautiful 2As in the process though! I hope you're having a bit more positive progress! I'm looking forward to a video update!

    I passed my test last week... yay! I'm gearing up for freestyle now, but I haven't been doing my off-ice conditioning the past few weeks. I better get working so I can attempt to look a bit better for meeting everyone in LA next month!

    I'm nowhere near doubles, so I'm very proud of everything you've done so far. Besides... Challenges are fun and getting your 2A consistent again (and probably with better technique too) will be so much more rewarding!

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    Congrats on passing your test! Best feeling ever when you get the paperwork saying "Pass"

    Now it's time to get working on your next one

    Okay, so I tried a few more double axels on a Tuesday night public session. I've been skating with a small group of skating friends, who are all in their 20s...one of the girls is someone I know from when I used to skate a long time ago. She recently returned to skating, which is cool.

    Anyway, lets just say I have a nice bruised/banged up left hip. I took one of those bad falls. Normally, since I land on my right side, I will fall to the right, which is pretty natural and normal for skaters depending on which direction they jump. On one of the double axel attempts, I rotated 2.5 times in the air, but since I didn't check out my leg, I hit the ice with my left foot first (legs were still crossed) and it slipped out from under me and I fell directly onto my left hip. I skated the next morning and it felt pretty stiff. I should be okay by Saturday

    I also need to film them. We really didn't film much that Tuesday, but here is a very wasteful clip of me doing a double toe-loop. I'm trying to love this jump, so I'm forcing myself to do them often so I can get comfortable. I think it's slowly starting to look like a decent jump.


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    Congratulations on passing the test, Bonnie! Good luck with the freestyle!

    So sorry about your left hip, Michael. I hope it's definitely better by Saturday and hang in there with the double toe-loop. It looks like your making progress with it.

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    Yeah, and congratulations on passing your test. Good for you Synnabun/Bonnie. Keep on keeping on. You'r accomplishing and going forward, and that'a great.

    Michael, I do hope your left hip is better now and that you've incurred no further injuries. I just love to see you skate and improve. The years has just flown by, hasn't it. Please let us know what's happening with your programs for your competition when you can. I can't wait. I'm very 'cited for you. xoxo D
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    Bonnie, good luck with the freestyle....I hope you film for us PLEASE??? I think you and I need to skate when you're here in LA. We can skate at Pickwick.

    So bad news......I threw out my back Friday morning. I was doing a cannonball spin and when I rose back up from the position my back locked up on me terribly. It was very scary as I couldn't move, and I had a hard time breathing since my back would spasm each time I took a breath. I had to stretch it out and was dumb enough to keep jumping, yet everything was so perfect LOL.

    Anyway, my back is in bad shape. I had to do electo-therapy this Friday, and have physical therapy all next week to rapidly heal it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it heals soon. It's not a fun thing to have LOL.

    Leave it to the CoP Gumby spin to ruin my back. More reason to hate the GOE requirements

    Thanks to all of you for the support again!!

    gratefulmkfan - I plan to work on choreography soon. I also plan to skate in a holiday show so I need to work on an exhibition program as well. Sigh....lots of work ahead!
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    Oh no! That sounds like one of those annoying kinds of injuries. I hope you recover quickly! Especially so we can go skating together! Really though, take care of yourself!! Time to whip out the foam roller for some exercising and stretching your back...

    I just bought a new camera for the trip that takes video, so maybe I can get someone to record me? I'm nowhere nearly as talented as you are, so it wouldnt be anywhere near as interesting! Hmm, I'm not sure that I'll be taking my skates with me? Just how bad are rentals there? Eh... I think I just convinced myself of taking mine with me, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scootie12
    Anyway, my back is in bad shape. I had to do electo-therapy this Friday, and have physical therapy all next week to rapidly heal it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it heals soon. It's not a fun thing to have LOL.
    Sorry to hear this, Michael, and I will be praying that your back is much better soon. I've had lower back trouble many times over the years. My doctor/chiropractor called it lower lumbar syndrome strain. I have even coughed before and my lower back went out. The last time it happened was around two years ago. Keeping fingers crossed it doesn't happen again anytime soon.

    I had to do electo-therapy. I was also put on ice pack therapy which helped a lot. My chiropractor said that a lot of people made the mistake of using a heating pad which only irritates the inflamed lower back muscle and sciatic nerve even more. The ice pack therapy really helped with reducing the inflamation in my back.

    Just try not to do too much too soon or over do it even if you think your back is much better in a couple of weeks. It usually takes around six to eight weeks before the back is completely healed.

    Bonnie, I would LOVE to see videos of your skating practices. That would be awesome!
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    My back is feeling much better. Luckily my friend/sports doctor is right next to my office building, so I can walk right over to him. He has been so helpful in getting my back to feel normal again. It's still tight, but much better. I just hope it continues to get better as back injuries tend to get worse again, before ultimately getting better.

    Anyway, I now have a group of regular skating friends that now skate Tuesday nights, and it's fun because each of us challenges us to do something. Like I'll do a double flip and then one of the girls will do one. Or one of the coaches will do a spin, then I'll do the same one. It's fun, and luckily each of us has some level of skating skill, so it doesn't seem like one is much more advanced than the other. One of the girls in the group is someone that used to skate when I skated up until 2001, so it's cool to see her getting back into skating like I did last year.

    Here's another "camera fun" video of one of the skaters shadowing me while I jump. It's kinda cool Hopefully not too nauseating haha


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmkyw7aCpzs

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    Enjoy!!
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    Your jumps are looking very, very good Michael!! Sorry about your injury, glad you are feeling better.

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    Quick update:

    My back is feeling much better, although it's still tight. My sports doctor has worked wonders on my back as I have been seeing him each day this week, and each time, my back feels amazing afterward....at least for a bit haha.

    Today my coach and I worked on double axels. This is the first time in a while that the two of us have worked on them together, so I'm happy we're going to add the jump back into the mix. I think I'll need a bit of time to get comfortable doing it again. Today, I did one or two that were just "okay," but still far from good. The torque and quickness of the jump is very different. You need to be very deliberate and forceful in the jump, and my coach feels I should easily get it back since she loves my axel.

    I have no video update, but figured I'd post an old one from one year ago. In this video, which was last September, I had my very painful boots rebuilt. I can't believe I skated in them for 6 months before getting my current boots, which are heaven compared to the ones I was using in the video. I had a lot of ankle issues back at that time.

    Anyway, this is just an old video with stroking, loop figures, and a few spins.

    Hope to have a new video soon.


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    At the advice of my coach and a few others, I did a re-edit of my LP music.

    I'm very happy to say the music sounds great with the few fixes I made. I slightly redid the beginning, and extended several parts in the middle, and it made a world of difference! This, in addition to enhancing the sound to make the music louder and more theatrical sounding. I'm very excited to FINALLY get working on it.

    Hopefully this week my coach and I start working on the buildout of the program.

    If I can perform as well as the music sounds, and hopefully channel the music, I think it'll be a great competitive program. Additionally, I've been doing lots of reading (albeit confusing) on all of the different levels and GOE criteria. I definitely have my work cut out for me, but I've been working lots on spin levels and footwork steps. I think the biggest challenge will be how to get the highest level footwork sequence. That might be the most challenging part of the program IMO.

    Anyway, things are slowly coming together. I'm ramping myself up for Adult Sectionals, which is here sooner than I think!!

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