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Is the Diagonal Stride a dying technique?
Is the Diagonal Stride a dying technique?

Is the Diagonal Stride a dying technique?

9/9/2010 - By Mike Muha

The Diagonal Stride is the oldest and most well known Cross Country Skiing technique, but today, in almost every race, there's a discussion whether to go with or without wax and just double pole. Is the Diagonal Stride a dying technique?

Concept2 offers Web-Based SkiErg Performance Series
Concept2 offers Web-Based SkiErg Performance Series

Concept2 offers Web-Based SkiErg Performance Series

9/8/2010 - By Josh Carlson

Concept2 has developed a web-based testing series using the SkiErg. The SkiErg Performance Series offers coaches and athletes a new tool for evaluating the effectiveness of their training.

A good balance between training and family

9/7/2010 - By Tanja Ohlson

After spending weeks abroad in past years, it's great to have a biathlon training camp actually in the United States.

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Kikkan Randall on what it takes to succeed as an International Athlete
Kikkan Randall on what it takes to succeed as an International Athlete

Kikkan Randall on what it takes to succeed as an International Athlete

8/30/2010 - By Kikkan Randall

A talk by Kikkan Randall (US Ski Team) on what it takes to succeed as an international athlete. She gave this talk on August 13, 2010 at Hardwood Ski and Bike, as the keynote speaker at the 2010 Ontario High Performance XC Ski Training Camp.

National J2 Camp at Michigan Tech big success
National J2 Camp at Michigan Tech big success

National J2 Camp at Michigan Tech big success

8/26/2010 - By Bryan Fish

There can be a reluctance to want to add the extra travel required to bring athletes from all over the country for a single camp. But any reluctance I might have had was erased at this camp after just three short days here at MTU in Houghton, MI.

Relentless Climb: Fitness test up a big hill for US Men
Relentless Climb: Fitness test up a big hill for US Men

Relentless Climb: Fitness test up a big hill for US Men

8/24/2010 - By Tanja Ohlson / IBU

The hard work is clearly etched everyone’s face at the halfway point. At the mid-point, every athlete has to stop for at least 10 seconds, switch rollerskis in order to use up the wheels evenly and drink. Afterwards, the mental battle continues.

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U.S. Ski Team intervals
U.S. Ski Team intervals

U.S. Ski Team intervals

8/24/2010 - By Mike Muha

One video and four different workouts: Sprints, longer intervals, distance training. It's interesting to see the intensity of the skiing in each workout - and the expenditure of energy.

Video from the Ontario High Performance Camp
Video from the Ontario High Performance Camp

Video from the Ontario High Performance Camp

8/23/2010 - By Mike Muha

The video from the camp features rollerskiing, sprint drills - including head-to-head racing - strength exercises (including my favorite, the sideways rock toss), and some great footage of the doublepush in slow-mo.

Double pole rollerski intervals in Bend
Double pole rollerski intervals in Bend

Double pole rollerski intervals in Bend

8/17/2010 - By Mike Muha

Chandra Crawford, Andy Newell and a cast of other national skiers doing doublepole intervals in Bend.

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Skateboard your bike to a better classic kick
Skateboard your bike to a better classic kick

Skateboard your bike to a better classic kick

8/11/2010 - By Greg Rudl

What do you do when your rear derailleur brakes off and you’re a long way from home? Work on your classic kick.

Kris Freeman Classic speed and freestyle distance clips
Kris Freeman Classic speed and freestyle distance clips

Kris Freeman Classic speed and freestyle distance clips

8/10/2010 - By Mike Muhe

Video and comments on Kris Freeman doing classic sprints and a freestyle distance session at the June 2010 Bend Camp.

The atmosphere of our team is the best I've ever seen it

8/9/2010 - By FIS

Kikkan Randall ranks among top US Cross-Country skiers and is one of top sprint specialists. FIS Cross-Country had a chance to talk to Kikkan at US training camp in New Zealand.

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