I read an article years back that even elite skaters spend more time doing their fun skills than the hard skills. But statistically, those that practice their weak skills proportionally more, are in the top contenders. Weak side first is my little way of forcing myself to at least spend some time doing my weak skills than I would if I started out with my strong side.
Does it work? Well, yeah. Otherwise I'd never make any progress on my weak sides.
|Without weak side first, this would be me.|
I used to wait until my legs were nice and warm--or that was my excuse to myself--and that was why I never got comfortable with back stroking. My stroking is pretty sucky, but at least I'm doing it with my upper body half turned to look over my shoulder. I never used to be able to do that. So, baby strokes and I improve.