Guides to XC, Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing

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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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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 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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Cross Country Skiing

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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Cross Country Skiing

Aerobic or Anaerobic: The Physiology of Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is seen as one of the most physically demanding, high endurance sports. While Nordic skiing, the faster you ski the harder it gets on your muscles as they require more oxygen to keep up with the pace. This is when the continuous balance act of aerobic and anaerobic metabolisms come into play. Aerobic …

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Cross Country Boot

Cross Country Ski Boot Sizing – Guide to Find the Best Fit

One cannot emphasize enough on how important it is to wear the correct size ski boots for cross country skiing. For starters, a perfect fit will ensure that you stay comfortable, warm, and perform at an optimum level, during cold temperatures and high physical exertion. This guide aims to educate you on everything you need …

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