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How to train for cross country ski racing

Theory and Philosophy of Training
Theory and Philosophy of Training

Theory and Philosophy of Training

3/18/2011 - By efbkhpo

When planning training the emphasis should not be on what you will do, but rather how your body and mind will react to what you do. The goal is not to fulfill training, but to elicit a positive adaptation in your body and mind through training.,

Ice Baths

2/24/2011 - By SkiPost

How long and in what situations are ice baths most appropriate? I tried and found that 15-20 min ice bath really helped my legs after struggling for 10 days to recover from a 50K race.

Birkie 320 and 450 hour training plans

10/3/2010 - By Birkie

The Birkie Training Plan is an educational tool that can be used to help maximize your performance and enjoyment of the Birkie Events. The program will primarily focus on Nordic skiing and it will also touch on trail running, Nordic walking, and mountain

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Learning from a USST Classic Speed Session
Learning from a USST Classic Speed Session

Learning from a USST Classic Speed Session

9/21/2010 - By Mike Muha

The protocol is 3 sets of 5-8 reps. Each rep is 8-10 seconds in duration. The first set is starts, then transitions, then dropins (or overspeeds).

One tough dryland workout
One tough dryland workout

One tough dryland workout

9/20/2010 - By Øystein

Here's a dryland workout that will bring you to your knees: Single leg and double leg jumps up a stairs.

Training Periods for Cross-Country Skiers

7/13/2010 - By SkiPost

From early snow through the competition period: What kind of training should a cross county ski racer be doing?

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Classic drills with the US Ski Team's Noah Hoffman
Classic drills with the US Ski Team's Noah Hoffman

Classic drills with the US Ski Team's Noah Hoffman

7/8/2010 - By US Ski Team

US Ski Team member Noah Hoffman shows a progression of classic cross country ski dryland and rollerski drills.

Training Periods for Cross-Country Skiers

7/1/2010 - By SkiPost

From spring to summer to into the fall: What kind of training should a cross county ski racer be doing?

What is Spenst Training?

6/25/2010 - By Pete Vordenberg

Use spenst training to gain that extra snap in your technique, learn to accelerate over the tops of hills, around corners, sprint to the finish, improve balance and strength, or just impress your friends at parties.

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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.

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.

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?

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