Does anyone know why most figure skaters aroun…

I always found it odd because I remember (back when I was training competitively) my coach would have me take off my gloves before doing run throughs so that I could get used to performing without them. I’ve always felt it was weird that Russian figure skaters would ruin their whole look by adding themed or nude gloves. Anyone know why?

I recently got cleared by my doctor to go back…

Ever since I began skating I had experienced pain that made me have to stop for weeks after a single 2-hour session. I couldn’t straighten my leg (so it was always kind of bent no matter what to avoid more pain) and I could barely walk after any sort of medium physical activity. I was out for a year and 3 months and my surgery was an hour and a half long.Recently I got the clear to go back to figure skating but I lost all my thigh muscle and I also lost nearly all my flexibility. I have gotten out of shape and I don’t know what to do to regain my strength and the physique a figure skater should have. Any advice/suggestions would be more than welcome.