Coach Brooks explains that players who stand up between strides are not conserving their energy efficiently. It is very important for players to skate low and keep their hips low. Wearing PowerSk8r™ Skate weights will help build the leg muscle to stay lower, longer.
Coach Brooks recommends this drill for skaters who need to build muscle in their thigh and legs. Take a few strides to gain some speed, bend one leg at 90 degrees, extend other leg out parallel, (make sure blade is running smooth and there is no friction with extended skate on ice) and hold as long as possible. Remember to keep stick on one hand and extended in front of player - NOT to the side.