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Cross Country Ski Training News and Tips

Strong like Bull: Specific strength drills

6/15/2010 - By Pete Vordenberg

The area where most racers can make grand strength gains is in specific strength. Specific strength is carried out on rollerskis and on skis. It is doing long distance efforts as well as shorter (interval like) repeats using the upper-body only.

Birkie winner provides training log

6/8/2010 - By CXC Academy

This season Matt Liebsch (the winner of the 2009 American Birkebeiner and Top 30 World Cup finisher) will provide a duplicate of his training log, comments, and notes that corresponds with one week of each training period.

Strong like Bull: Specific Strength Training

6/7/2010 - By Andrew Gerlach

Elite, recreational and novice skiers alike can increase their enjoyment and performance this winter by working on ski specific upper-body strength and strength endurance.

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Fit to Ski - Nutritional Concerns

5/28/2010 - By Bob Morrel - FIS Medical Committee

Proper nutrition has a direct impact on athletic performance both in training and competition. In an easy-to-use ABC format, this article lists simple steps for skiers to maximize their nutritional preparation and knowledge.

Check out the SkiErg
Check out the SkiErg

Check out the SkiErg

5/26/2010 - By Judy Geer

An important aspect of training for serious skiers and coaches is to have a system of measuring progress. With the introduction of the SkiErg, coaches and skiers can add a new, reliable and highly specific tool for tracking progress.

Bend Camp: On snow training in June
Bend Camp: On snow training in June

Bend Camp: On snow training in June

5/13/2010 - By Mike Muha

The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation is holding a daily on-snow and dryland training camp for cross country skiers at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, OR, on June 18-22, 2010.

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Share Concept2 Erg workouts on Facebook
Share Concept2 Erg workouts on Facebook

Share Concept2 Erg workouts on Facebook

5/5/2010 - By Meredith Haff

Concept2, manufacturer of the Concept2 Indoor Rower and new SkiErg, has released a Facebook application designed to help friends track and share rowing or Nordic skiing workouts.

Ski walking clinic in Cadallic on May 15

5/5/2010 - By Pete Edwards

Free Nordic Ski Walking clinics are coming to AAR Mobility Systems 3rd Annual Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 15, 2010. The Wellness Fair will be held at Cadillac, Michigan’s new YMCA Community Center from 10am – 2pm.

Nordic walking classes in Traverse City on May 12
Nordic walking classes in Traverse City on May 12

Nordic walking classes in Traverse City on May 12

5/4/2010 - By Pete Edwards

Nordic walking classes return to NMC’s (Northwestern Michigan College) Lifelong Learning Campus Day on May 12, 2010.

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Max VO2 intervals: Timing the length?

4/30/2010 - By Bryan Fish

What are Max VO2 intervals? What should be the duration of each interval, and why? Should I start out hard, or ramp up during the interval?

CXC Academy 2010/2011 training season III begins April 26
CXC Academy 2010/2011 training season III begins April 26

CXC Academy 2010/2011 training season III begins April 26

4/26/2010 - By CXC Skiing

April 26 will highlight the beginning of Training Season III in CXC Academy. Here are some of the new and exciting additions that will be taking place.

Pancakes Pancakes

4/15/2010 - By Chad Giese

Now is the time of the year when you are most in touch with how the season went. Don't let the weeks go by before you start to forget just how painful it was to bonk at this race, or get beat by your buddy at that race...

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