This lesson shows you a great exercise for your loop take off. Douglas discusses using your abductor muscles. You must not let anything go loose. Douglas discusses common errors that skaters have on their take off. The free leg gets too wide and then there could be a possible fall.
The next step is three pumps and a single loop to get started. During this 2 min and 54 second video lesson you then learn the three pump and a double loop. This will really get your take off going. You will also see skaters executing both the single and double loop with the pumps before.