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Elite cross-country skiing linked to increased risk of subsequent arrhythmias
Elite cross-country skiing linked to increased risk of subsequent arrhythmias

Elite cross-country skiing linked to increased risk of subsequent arrhythmias

8/31/2011 - By European Society of Cardiology

A Swedish study presented at the ESC Congress 2011 today, found a higher incidence of arrhythmias in cross-country skiers with a long history of endurance training.

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.

Threshold testing on rollerskis and ski walking
Threshold testing on rollerskis and ski walking

Threshold testing on rollerskis and ski walking

7/20/2011 - By Matt Whitcomb

While running hill climb tests of 12-20 minutes are a good way to assess VO2max (high-end) fitness throughout a preparation period and career, a threshold test can be used as a way of seeing work efficiency from stage to stage throughout the entire test.

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.

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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)

Bounding Intervals
Bounding Intervals

Bounding Intervals

6/29/2011 - By Bryan Fish

Cross country ski bounding intervals from dryland camp in Salt Lake City.

Cassidy Edwards named to National J2 camp staff
Cassidy Edwards named to National J2 camp staff

Cassidy Edwards named to National J2 camp staff

6/27/2011 - By Eli Brown

Only the top 20 skiers in the country aged 15-16 are invited. Because of her work with the Vasa Ski Club, and previous coaching, teaching, and racing experience, she was asked to be a coach at this camp.

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General strength session with the USST
General strength session with the USST

General strength session with the USST

6/27/2011 - By Bryan Fish

General Strength Session in the weight room after threshold intervals in the morning. Interview and demonstration... and drills you can do.

XC ski classic intervals by the US and Canadian National Teams
XC ski classic intervals by the US and Canadian National Teams

XC ski classic intervals by the US and Canadian National Teams

6/24/2011 - By Bryan Fish

The US and Canadian national teams doing classic threshold intervals at Mt Bachelor in Bend Oregon on May 30, 2011.

USSA Level 100 Coaches' Certification Technique Clinics
USSA Level 100 Coaches' Certification Technique Clinics

USSA Level 100 Coaches' Certification Technique Clinics

6/23/2011 - By USSA

Four regional USSA Level 100 Coaches' Certification Technique Clinics are coming to your way. USSA Level 100 certification is a four-step process targeted at providing a foundation in both general and cross country ski specific coaches' education.

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