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The researchers hypothesized that a customized yoga program would improve the speed skaters “physical literacy” and “muscle synergy” and that the newly learned movements skills would transfer to their skating.

They wanted to see if adding yoga classes to their regular training programs would diversify their movement skills and if it would help to reduce risk of injury during high volume training periods. They’re not suggesting that yoga should replace any of their training, but wondering if it might enhance it.

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