Skating Coaches South Portland ME

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Jacob Thich
(207) 286-4899
Portland, ME

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Winterkids
(207) 871-5700
120 Exchange St Ste 205
Portland, ME
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Wholeheart Yoga Center
(207) 871-8274
150 Saint John St
Portland, ME
 
Bay Club
(207) 772-5444
1 City Ctr # 7
Portland, ME
 
City Dance Center
(207) 767-0870
408 Broadway
South Portland, ME
 
Yoga Center
(207) 774-9642
137 Preble St
Portland, ME
 
Pilates At Baxter Place
(207) 828-3737
305 Commercial St # R
Portland, ME
 
Body Architect Training Studio
(207) 774-2196
34 Romasco Ln
Portland, ME
 
Bally Total Fitness
(207) 828-9900
275 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Richard Roy
(207) 775-1250
Portland, ME

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Listen to Your Body

By Nadine Currie Jackson
 

Skaters in the Cold

One of Nadine's sore feet after a week at Skate Farm.
 

You've heard it before, but it's worth repeating: Pain is your friend, a message from your body that something is wrong ... the pan is too hot ... the bee is angry ... there's a blister on your toe.

It's also a regular — although fortunately not constant — companion of athletes and fitness enthusiasts, skaters included.

It's there when we push ourselves hard during a workout; it's there when we fall or otherwise injure ourselves.

Naturally, we don't think much about pain, except how to avoid it. But the truth is if you learn to listen to pain, it will visit you less often.

How to listen

Think of the way your legs burn when you charge up a hill. The pain is caused by a buildup of lactic acid and other glycogen waste products in your muscles. It's normal, and it usually subsides once you reach the top of the hill or otherwise decrease your level of exertion.

The question is: how should you react to this pain? In and of itself, it won't kill you. But as you may have noticed, it usually makes a mess of your technique — not to mention, your perceptual skills and judgment. And that, of course, is a recipe for disaster. When you start skating sloppy, you're headed for a fall.

There may be times, such as at the end of a race, when you'll want to push yourself through the pain. But be aware of the risk this poses to you and the people arou...

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