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How to train for cross country ski racing

Identify and work on your weaknesses
Identify and work on your weaknesses

Identify and work on your weaknesses

2/8/2017 - By Ian Harvey

It does not yield much good to focus on strengthening our strengths (training what we are already good at), but rather trying to identify our weaknesses and then turning them into strengths.

Level 4 bounding intervals 7x4 minutes
Level 4 bounding intervals 7x4 minutes

Level 4 bounding intervals 7x4 minutes

10/3/2011 - By US Ski Team

Level 4 ski bounding intervals (7x4 minutes) with Andy Newell and Skyler Davis

Speed and Power
Speed and Power

Speed and Power

9/13/2011 - By Mike Muha

Video of Simi Hamilton and Liz Stephen side by side in a speed and power workout. The kicker? He skates, she classics.

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2011 Southern Ontario Training Camp
2011 Southern Ontario Training Camp

2011 Southern Ontario Training Camp

9/6/2011 - By Jim Mihell

Check out the dryland exercises in the second half of the video. This 5 day camp featured over 100 athletes and 30 coaches from Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland.

The mechanics of ski walking and ski bounding
The mechanics of ski walking and ski bounding

The mechanics of ski walking and ski bounding

8/23/2011 - By Mike Muha

An excellent CXC Skiing video showing how to ski walk (one foot always on the ground) and ski bound (some air time) with correct technique.

Speed session, with a twist
Speed session, with a twist

Speed session, with a twist

8/9/2011 - By Matt Whitcomb

This workout focused on 15-30 second efforts. While the longer duration can get away from pure speed, we focus on high-quality (L1 / L2) distance training between each interval to prevent accumulating fatigue.

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Double pole intervals
Double pole intervals

Double pole intervals

7/22/2011 - By Matt Whitcomb

5 x 3 min intervals building from high threshold (L3) to maximum effort on the last effort, 3-4 minute recovery between each. We choose safe roads, and a gradual grade with smooth pavement to ensure high speed.

Agility training for cross country skiers
Agility training for cross country skiers

Agility training for cross country skiers

7/18/2011 - By Matt Whitcomb

The US Ski Team uses rollerski agility speed test to push the athlete outside their comfort zone so that zone can grow that much larger. When that ice patch surprises you in on skis, you're ready for it.

9 minutes to test your XC ski strength
9 minutes to test your XC ski strength

9 minutes to test your XC ski strength

7/11/2011 - By Mike Muha

This is a fast and easy strength test that takes only nine minutes. Compare yourself to Junior and Senior Standards. Just how strong ARE you? (Video)

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Base Training: Summer

5/6/2011 - By SkiPost

Cross country ski racing base training is so called because it is the base upon which later phases of training are built. Discussion and examples.

Theory and Philosophy of Training
Theory and Philosophy of Training

Theory and Philosophy of Training

3/18/2011 - By efbkhpo

When planning training the emphasis should not be on what you will do, but rather how your body and mind will react to what you do. The goal is not to fulfill training, but to elicit a positive adaptation in your body and mind through training.,

Ice Baths

2/24/2011 - By SkiPost

How long and in what situations are ice baths most appropriate? I tried and found that 15-20 min ice bath really helped my legs after struggling for 10 days to recover from a 50K race.

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