The Method Behind the Madness

For those of you who don’t know, my name is Dave Levtov and I have this blog to help, educate and make you think. I grew up playing hockey and music throughout junior high and high school. My minor hockey coaches kept telling me to “try harder”, “go faster” and “I...

Knee Bend

This is a continuation of our previous blog where we talk about the two biggest building blocks of skating. The second most important building block of skating is knee bend. Believe it or not, good knee bend can help your posture! Your lower body, specifically your...

Posture

We are starting a new blog series and it will be about our foundations of skating. The first topic we want to address is posture; it is one of the two most important building blocks of skating. Posture is the orientation of our body in space; it can be thought as the...

Lace Bite

What is Lace Bite? Lace bite is inflammation of the tibialis anterior tendon, and it’s usually caused by friction. This friction occurs when the foot is in dorsiflexion because there is very little subcutaneous fat and muscle to protect the tendons. Dorsiflexion...