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Canadian Strength Testing Protocol

8/10/2012 - By Mike Muha

There are a couple different tests out there to test fitness. The first is the Medals Test. A second is a variation used by Cross Country Canada. This test is something you can do as well. You just need a friend and an access to a gym or par course.

USSA National J2 Talent Camp Aug 4 - 11 agenda
USSA National J2 Talent Camp Aug 4 - 11 agenda

USSA National J2 Talent Camp Aug 4 - 11 agenda

8/3/2012 - By Andrew Gerlach

The 3rd annual National J2 Talent Camp is set to kick off Saturday, August 4 in Vermont at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The camp will provide a great opportunity for many of the nation’s top 14-15 year old nordic racers.

US Nordic Combined Tour de France Camp 2012
US Nordic Combined Tour de France Camp 2012

US Nordic Combined Tour de France Camp 2012

7/30/2012 - By Andrew Gerlach

Much like the peloton when it rolls past at 60kph, 16 athletes, coaches, VIP’s and support staff of the US Nordic Combined Team could have been easily mistaken for a Tour de France (TDF) team as we ascended and descended some of the famous TDF climbs.

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My pedals were barely turning...
My pedals were barely turning...

My pedals were barely turning...

7/23/2012 - By Mike Muha

My longest ride to date was only 50 miles, and most other rides were far shorter. I was feeling less than confident in my abilities in the weeks and days leading to the 100 mile JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in Burlington, Vermont.

A summer (on snow) skate in Bend
A summer (on snow) skate in Bend

A summer (on snow) skate in Bend

7/2/2012 - By intrepid1traveler

Better base than usual, but skiing into June at Mt. Bachelor is pretty routine, actually. Altitude is around 6,000ft, or ~1,700 meters.

Summer ski camps for ages 7 to 21

5/29/2012 - By CXC Skiing

From a 7-year-old junior skier to a 21-year-old college skier, CXC offers a variety of camp opportunities this summer to help CXC member athletes across the Midwest and Great Lakes to reach their full potential.

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Killer Pull-Ups, Brutal Sprints and a Nap for a Ski Champ
Killer Pull-Ups, Brutal Sprints and a Nap for a Ski Champ

Killer Pull-Ups, Brutal Sprints and a Nap for a Ski Champ

5/15/2012 - By Matthew Futterman, Wall Street Journal

Her regimen is a brutal, six- (sometimes seven) day-a-week mix of roller skiing, biking, running and strength training. Pull-ups are a fairly unpleasant experience for most humans, but the ones Ms. Randall does resemble a form of medieval torture.

Running vs Skiing Technique?

5/14/2012 - By Jim Galanes for SkiPost.com

Long question short: Have there been any discussions of the similarities and/or differences between running form (for people who are competing as runners, not just training for skiing) and classic ski form?

Get ready for next year
Get ready for next year

Get ready for next year

3/22/2012 - By Ian Harvey

If you are a racer or want to become a faster skier, I recommend you make sure to go through a process that I find always yields improvement. Sometime around now or just after your season is over...

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My heart's all a-flutter
My heart's all a-flutter

My heart's all a-flutter

3/21/2012 - By Mike Muha

The ablation works!...for awhile. Atrial fibrillation turns to atrial flutter and I head in to get my heart shocked again. I'd rather be cross country skiing....

Eli Brown skate clinic this Saturday

3/15/2012 - By Bob Frye

Eli Brown will be hosting a skate clinic March 17th. 10:00am until noon at XCHQ. His vast skiing experience includes NMU collegiate skier, head ski coach University of Utah, and 2012 Mi.Cup Men's Title winner.

Today's Ablation Day: Surgery
Today's Ablation Day: Surgery

Today's Ablation Day: Surgery

1/31/2012 - By Mike Muha

OK, so it’s ablation time. Well, not really. It turns out there are multiple preliminary steps that must be dealt with before today's ablation procedure.

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