New German ski jumping coach Heinz Kuttin is setting new impulses. Last week, the Austrian and his team went bodyflying in the Jochen Schweizer Arena in Taufkirchen.
“Bodyflying is an exercise with which you can have a lot of fun”, Kuttin, for whom the atmosphere in the team is very important, izdfs quoted by the Bayerischer Rundfunk BR. “But you also learn to deal with forces in the air and the athletes really like this team building measure, as it is a welcome change to their summer training.”
Next to trying out new sports, the team is mainly working on the basics right now. “We noticed that many of the basics were outdated. If you are a veteran athlete, it gets harder every year because your body ages and you grow in experience. I am a fan of letting jumps go and giving a lot of freedom but for that, you have to be very focussed in the basic work, in dry land training, imitations, strength training and endurance training.”
“It’s great to let go, to not have the same tension as on the jumping hill and just to feel the currents of the air. It was a lot of fun”, World and Olympic champion Johannes Rydzek said to ZDF Sport after his flight. Teammate Eric Frenzel adds: “What you can take away from this exercise is that the smallest movements have an impact in the air, that’s the same than in ski jumping.”