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briancoogaert
10-05-2012, 08:28 PM
I love his new programs. The LP seems easier than his previous programs (in term of transitions), but it was just a show. I can't wait to see them in competition !!!!

aftershocks
10-05-2012, 09:25 PM
^^ Yes, me too! His fp under show lights is abbreviated from what he will perform during the season.

Could anyone make out what Jeremy was wearing on his hands during sp interview?

Marni
10-05-2012, 11:33 PM
Aftershocks- Jeremy is wearing gloves, which you can see close up in this picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marnianne/8047776482/in/set-72157631672313618

BTW all my EWC photos are in that set :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marnianne/sets/72157631672313618/with/8047776482/

aftershocks
10-05-2012, 11:52 PM
^^ Oh, thanks, Marni. :) In the linked video, the color of the gloves did not show up against Jeremy's skin, so all I detected was the outline of the black trim on the gloves, which appeared to be a tatoo on his skin, but then his fingers seemed to be covered with something. Thanks again for the pics.

aftershocks
10-21-2012, 05:25 AM
What a beautiful, beautiful skater is Jeremy.

Seriously, where does he go from here? I love this guy and his talent so much. At this point, it seems Jeremy may need to decide if he really wants this for himself, and if he does try figuring out exactly what he needs to do to get over his enormous lack of focus daze when something goes wrong. He needs to stop the hemorrhaging of his confidence as well as the judges' lack of confidence in his tech skills under pressure. Just doing the work preparing for the season and skating beautifully and feeling ready and talking the talk without being able to back it up on competition ice is obviously not enough.

I've heard enough of the "h" word too from fans. Jeremy needs to examine what is the root of the problem. Keep his coaches, but bring in someone who can actually dissect what's going on and help him make the necessary changes. It is an understatement to say this is not a good start to the season for Jeremy. I hope he and his team don't go there with trying to say all the right things and continuing with status quo. Please don't say he suffered an injury either. Throw out the excuses.

1. You are not an "h"
2. Do you really want to continue competing? Do you enjoy competing?
3. If you do, find someone who can help you figure out the root of the problem
4. Develop the mental strategies that are going to work for you
5. If you are going to talk the talk, you must back it up in competition
6. No excuses

Cyn
10-21-2012, 07:20 AM
Tweet(s) from Jeremy following his disastrous FS at Skate America:


Just talked with the physio. I have a compression in my spine that is apparently pushing on the nerves that connect to me legs... (Contd)

This is causing the muscle to cramp and not fire properly. Thank god because I'm in the best shape of my life and was worried why... (Contd)

My body felt like it was completely shutting down on me. Wish I had the means to have a trainer with me daily like Takahashi....

Since I don't its back to the drawing board!

On another note thank you all so much for your love and support of what I do. All of you keep me going and push my art to a higher level! <3

Having dealt with spinal compression on nerves that affect the legs, I'm amazed he was even able to do double jumps. It's like fire going down your leg(s).

Sending prayers and good vibes that this isn't something serious and he'll be back to kickass form in no time.

aftershocks
10-21-2012, 08:00 AM
^^ When did the compression in his spine happen I wonder? Over time with the training? What's the remedy for that? I would just love to see Jeremy perform kickass clean programs consistently throughout a season, and build confidence and stature going forward. I really want to see that. The question is, what does Jeremy want?

He's a great skater, the PCS marks show how good he is and that the judges respect his artistry. He has the jumps too, but whether unfortunate injury or bad timing or not a good jump layout, I hope he figures it out soon. Is it more than just compression on the nerves in his spine? I hope he doesn't downplay or ignore the mental aspects that he's got to work on too.

essence_of_soy
10-21-2012, 08:16 AM
^^ When did the compression in his spine happen I wonder? Over time with the training? What's the remedy for that? I would just love to see Jeremy perform kickass clean programs consistently throughout a season, and build confidence and stature going forward. I really want to see that. The question is, what does Jeremy want?

He's a great skater, the PCS marks show how good he is and that the judges respect his artistry. He has the jumps too, but whether unfortunate injury or bad timing or not a good jump layout, I hope he figures it out soon. Is it more than just compression on the nerves in his spine? I hope he doesn't downplay or ignore the mental aspects that he's got to work on too.

That's quite worrying.

Given that an athlete's body is their bread and butter, injuries similar to that ended several tennis careers. I think Tracy Austin had to hang up her racquet because of ongoing sciatica.

museksk8r
10-21-2012, 08:38 AM
^^ When did the compression in his spine happen I wonder?

Jeremy was having problems with his back after Nationals last season and that was the reason for his WD from the 4CC event in February. :( This sounds like a very serious problem and I really have to wonder how wise it is to continue on with the rigorous training and competing that is required of an Olympic level athlete. I fear the consequences his body will face from all the daily pounding. :wuzrobbed

skatesindreams
10-21-2012, 03:02 PM
Tweet(s) from Jeremy following his disastrous FS at Skate America:



Having dealt with spinal compression on nerves that affect the legs, I'm amazed he was even able to do double jumps. It's like fire going down your leg(s).

Sending prayers and good vibes that this isn't something serious and he'll be back to kickass form in no time.

I hope that his doctors can treat this problem effectively.
Wishing him a complete recovery.

Sylvia
10-21-2012, 04:21 PM
I wish he had left out Takahashi's name from his tweet last night.

Abbott is quoted in the Golden Skate SA Men's FS recap article as follows:

“You know, it could be my head,” said the U.S. champion. “I’ve been working really hard with my sports psychologist and we’ve had a lot of breakthroughs and really good things. There’s just something that’s missing that nobody can put a finger on. It’s just going through the process to find, and I pray that we find it before all of this is said and done.”

skatesindreams
10-21-2012, 04:46 PM
If he can address his physical/medical issues, the rest may take care of itself.
No matter how strong a competitor is; it is natural to "hold back" to protect the body from injury.

aftershocks
10-21-2012, 04:58 PM
Oh, Jeremy, forget about your competitors, forget about your fans, forget about your loved ones, forget about everything and everyone and concentrate on what you want!

You are one of the finest all-around athletes and artists in the sport of figure skating.

Heal physically Jeremy, and find a different way of addressing the mental/ competitive pressures. Seek out additional information and additional professionals if you are truly motivated to CHANGE your competitive outcomes. Relaxation techniques and meditation (and perhaps yoga later on) may also help you both physically and mentally. No matter what you do or decide, or what transpires in the future, YOU are extraordinary! :saint:

Sciatica:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001706/

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sciatica/DS00516

http://www.medicinenet.com/sciatica/article.htm

Competition nerves:

https://www.competitivedge.com/staying-cool-and-calm-clutch

http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/sports-psychology-how-to-prevent-competition-anxiety-and-nerves-from-getting-the-better-of-you-31994

http://www.ironpsyche.com/#/over-thinking/4540868839

http://www.get2theleague.com/how-to-calm-nerves-before-game/

centerpt1
10-21-2012, 06:09 PM
They have great Physio/training support at DSC. If they can't keep him up and running, maybe it's time to retire. The mind and heart may say "fight" but the body can only be pushed so far. He's an old boy now, and hasn't he had back problems ever since he was a Jr?

It's a shame he was never able to get that World Medal.

I think he would have a lot to offer other skaters in some way, because he does have so much creativity and vision. He just may need to carry on from the other side of the boards.

skatesindreams
10-21-2012, 06:17 PM
Let's see whether treatment helps, before talking about retirement, please.