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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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How To Stay In Control When Going Downhill With XC Skis?

Going downhill during XC skiing can be a daunting task for strong or intermediate Nordic skiers as well as beginners. Even the experienced Alpine skiers get perplexed with the difficulty level of Nordic downhill skiing, as they find it hard to transfer their skills to cross-country skiing, which involves slower speeds during downhill – a …

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Cross Country Skiing History

Cross Country Skiing History

In the following article we intend to provide some information about cross country skiing history, such as important terminology, background on skiing and skiing used in wars, skiing as a sport and as a means of transportation. Terminology The word ski is derived from the Old Norse word skíð, meaning “cleft wood”, “stick of wood” or “ski”. In modern Norwegian, there …

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