Doug begins this 1 minute and 46 second video lesson by showing us a still picture of a demonstrator just prior to landing her Axel. He notes that her free leg is not in the optimal position, and as a result her body weight is behind rather than directly over what will become her landing leg. This then flattens out her landing foot, which cases her to become “stuck” or even cause her to sit down on her landing.
Doug has the demonstrator practice an exercise at the board. She begins by facing the glass with her weight on her left toe pick, her right leg crossed and tucked behind. This is the position she should attain in the air just prior to landing her double axel. She finishes the exercise by pivoting counter clockwise and “snapping”, transferring her weight to the toe pick of her right (landing) leg. Her left (free) leg is now crossed over and in front, ready to be extended in order to ”check” (stop the rotation of) her jump.