Alex Fulton

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The Best Ski Travel Insurances for a Cross-Country Ski Holiday

Safety is one of the most essential factors if one decides to take up any winter sports, and cross-country skiing is no different. From choosing the appropriate clothing for cold weather and snow to making up your mind about a destination, you will definitely minimize risks that could occur during your long awaited ski holiday. …

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Activities in time of Social Distancing: Cross-Country Skiing!

Activities in Times of Social Distancing: Cross-Country Skiing!

In these times of social distancing, our recreational activities and entertainment are quite restricted. There are not many kinds of outdoor sports that we can safely enjoy, and more and more families are forced to rely on their televisions and gadgets. One great safe option that not many people are thinking of is cross-country skiing. …

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Best Thermal Shirts for Cross-Country Skiing

Best Base Layer for Skiing in 2021 – Thermal Shirts for Nordic Skiing

Your base layer is your best friend – it stays close to you providing you with the comfort you need and at the same time amplifying the fun you get while you ski. No one can enjoy skiing while shivering, and there can be times when you over-dress yourself and end up getting sweaty while …

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Summer Cross-Country Ski Training: Keep Your Form Without Snow

Skiers are made in the summer. It is their off-season ski training routine that enables them to give their best performance and enjoy the most out of their ski season – those few months that every skier eagerly waits for. In order to stay in form during the summer months, you need to make a …

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Jessie Diggins

The 6 Most Inspiring Female Cross-Country Skiers of All Time

As our favorite sport, that is cross country skiing requires not only the fittest of the fittest even on a recreational level, but also an incredible amount of persistence and talent, you might not be surprised how great of an exertion it is what our top cross-country skiing athletes perform in a professional level. Probably …

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Where is XC Skiing Most Popular

15 Best Places to Cross-Country Ski in the World (2021)

Cross-country skiing is gaining popularity with each passing season. In the following article, we’ll focus on all the best places to cross-country ski in the world, from the Americas and Europe to Australia. Where is Cross-Country Skiing the Most Popular? Cross-country skiing is extremely popular in Norway, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and the USA. …

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Ski Sunglasses Goggles

5+5 Best Goggles and Sunglasses for Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing involves a lot of specialist equipment, such as snowsuits, skis, and helmets, to name but a few. However, an equally important piece of equipment are sunglasses/goggles. The reason eye protection is so important isn’t just due to the impact UV rays have on our sensitive eye area, but also because of the …

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Ski Pole Straps

How to Adjust Pole Straps for Cross Country Skiing?

A well-adjusted ski pole could make a huge difference in alleviating your skiing experience. You must adjust the pole straps properly to enjoy a poling motion so that your pole generates maximum power and takes the burden off your hands and arms. When adjusting pole straps for cross country skiing, the hand should be placed …

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Skiing Knee Pain: How to Avoid Knee Injuries When Nordic Skiing?

Nordic skiing is not only fun but also a great way to exercise. However, knee pain and knee injuries are quite common for skiers and particularly for cross-country skiers. Common Causes of Skiing Knee Pain When you do skiing and especially nordic skiing, your knees are under constant pressure due to the long squat positions. …

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What Muscles Do Cross Country Skiers Use

What Muscles Do Cross Country Skiers Use?

Cross-country skiing is a full-body workout. It involves different sets of muscles including biceps, triceps, pectorals, (upper and lower) back muscles, abdominals, obliques, quads, hamstrings, gluteal, calf muscles, leg abductors, and adductors. At a moderate pace, you can burn around 475 calories per hour while enjoying cross country skiing. Cross country skiing demands multiple and …

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Metal-Edge Skis

Metal-Edge Skis and What Are They For?

Metal-Edge Skis are generally shorter, wider, slightly heavier, and more rugged than your average Nordic touring or backcountry ski. As the name suggests, they have metal edges that give them a sturdier grip in deeper snow. The metal-edge skis are specially designed for navigating on much steeper trails and terrain. They are used for out …

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