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Cross Country Ski Technique

Hands in Front!
Hands in Front!

Hands in Front!

1/4/2007 - By Mike Muha

If your hand goes back, your body twists. If your body twists, you loose pressure on the front of your skis. If you loose pressure, your skis go out from under you. Crash!,

Lead With Your Hips in Diagonal Stride
Lead With Your Hips in Diagonal Stride

Lead With Your Hips in Diagonal Stride

10/17/2006 - By Mike Muha

Gain an inch or two every time you stride by leading with your hip. You can practice this year around on foot, rollerskis, and snow skis.,

Sten & Jen Do It Again!
Sten & Jen Do It Again!

Sten & Jen Do It Again!

6/27/2006 - By Mike Muha

Sten Fjeldheim and Jenny Ryan paid a second visit to southern Michigan in as many years, bringing their wisdom and excellent teaching ability to the coaching-starved masses of cross country skiers. We had skiers from Michigan, Ohio, and New York.,

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Sten & Jen Hot Coaches at GRNST Racing Clinic
Sten & Jen Hot Coaches at GRNST Racing Clinic

Sten & Jen Hot Coaches at GRNST Racing Clinic

6/29/2005 - By Mike Muha

Hot coaching and hot weather greeted racers at the GRNST racing camp this past weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sten Fjeldheim and Jennifer Ryan drilled down to the basics to get everyone up to speed on the latest skating technique.,

The New Skate Technique
The New Skate Technique

The New Skate Technique

9/12/2004 - By flsyguk

The 'double pole' has become the basis of all the skating strokes. In the V2 and alternate V2 the skier should finish the double pole in the direction of the power-side gliding ski before stepping off onto the other ski., ,

John Aalberg Demonstrates V2 on Rollerskis
John Aalberg Demonstrates V2 on Rollerskis

John Aalberg Demonstrates V2 on Rollerskis

7/2/2003 - By Mike Muha

Here's a 30-second video (4.8 MB) from the GRNST racing camp showing John Aalberg demonstrating the V2 technique on rollerskis.,

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Summer Solstice Makes for Great Camp with John Aalberg
Summer Solstice Makes for Great Camp with John Aalberg

Summer Solstice Makes for Great Camp with John Aalberg

7/2/2003 - By Mike Muha

Greg, Frank, and I have just arrived at Pando Ski Area, home for the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team / FasterSkier Training Camp with two-time Olympian John Aalberg. We can barely move, having just stuffed ourselves silly with breakfast at Perkins...,

 V2 Finally Coming Around...
 V2 Finally Coming Around...

V2 Finally Coming Around...

10/21/2002 - By Jeff Potter

'OK, I'm finally getting the hang of the V2, I think.' Jeff combines ideas from J.D. Downing and some Norwegian tapes, and makes some discoveries...,

Training Using Specific Foot Sessions
Training Using Specific Foot Sessions

Training Using Specific Foot Sessions

9/22/2002 - By Mike Muha

Specific foot drills are incredibly versatile: use them for technique work, intervals, strength - or throw them into the middle of a run. Here's what they are and how to do them.

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Using the Web to Learn Technique: The 2002 Olympics

6/22/2002 - By Mike Muha

We don't have national level coaches in southeastern Michigan and I bet you don't live near one either. Fortunately, there are free sources on the web that you can leverage to view modern racing technique.,

Skate & Classic Technique Tips

6/16/2001 - By Mike Muha

Skate and classic technique tips from the 2001 XC Oregon Spring Race Camp.,

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