I balked, " No, no , no , no, no"
|Nooooo! Please don't make me do fall training!|
Her goal was to train me to roll when I fell so I ended up on my hip pocket. So for the next ten minutes she had me falling and rolling onto my hip pocket on both sides.
|Jeremy Abbot falls on his hip pocket|
|Even with bones as fragile as china, I learned to fall safely (source)|
What she actually did was tell me "Get up! Get up!"
This is part of the Amazing Coach's training. She says that if you fall and don't get up right away, you're training your mind to failure on that particular skill. So I have to get my legs under me and stand up as quick as I can ---- which is pretty slow. I look like an arthritic cat trying to go up the stairs. Another skater said I got up like a 5 year old in CanSkate. Then she demonstrated the correct way to get up. Hello sweetie, when you're 60 then we'll talk. Right now I'm happy to get up at all!