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How to Skate Like Erik Karlsson: The Guide to Effortless Strides

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Do you ever wonder why some players can just stride so efficiently down the ice? Players like Erik Karlsson seem to find themselves getting noticed more and more, particularly when they’re in the middle a deep playoff run.

As long as you can skate, you can play. Someone is going to pay Erik Karlsson a lot of money this summer to whiz up and down the ice on a multi-year contract. And the truth is that anyone can learn to skate this way. At first, this may seem like an impossible task, but it can be learned as long as you follow the right steps. I have taught many of my clients the mechanics he uses. We can teach you as well by breaking down a few simple mechanics.

Watch the video below to learn the three main elements of Karlsson’s skating: Falling, manipulating physics, and effortless falling. These might seem strange at first but you’ve seen them before and haven’t heard these names for them.

Now, as far as yelling at your teammates goes, well you’re on your own for that one.

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Hi, I'm Jason Yee. I'm a professional hockey player, kinesiologist, and the founder of Train 2.0. My goal is to make instructions for hockey players simple, trustworthy, and measurable by leveraging science, technology, and psychology. My method is to research NHLers through video, instruct others and myself, then gather feedback to refine my knowledge. I love documenting the journey publicly and online. I'd love to hear from you and let me know what you think - Your feedback is my oxygen. Thanks for reading my article today. Hit me up on email: or follow my Instagram account: @train2point0


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