Technique and Training

Keep the Flow, Baby!
by Steve Hindman (January/February 2009)

Flow is the feeling, flow is the beauty and flow is the key to a graceful and efficient diagonal stride. Flow is an elusive thing to describe but easy to feel when present or absent. Here are a few ideas, concepts and drills to help you keep the flow, baby! Read more . . .

Distance Training
by Maria Stuber (January/February 2009)

There are many physiological systems that play a role in performance gains. Total conditioning can be a result of cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and power, coordination, speed or flexibility. Read more . . .

Three Steps to Skating
by Steve Hindman (December 2008)

Skating is sexy, skating is fast and skating is easy! Endless articles on what to do and how to do it make it seem complicated, but it needn’t be. Skating is easy and fun when you follow these three steps: prepare, move over and extend. Read more . . .

Intensity Training
by Garrott Kuzzy, CXC Team (December 2008)

Incorporating intensity into your training is a great way to improve your skiing. Ski training is based on the theory of stress and recovery. Read more . . .

Learning to Learn How to Ski
by Steve Hindman (November 2008)

Kids figure out how to stay upright and go faster by falling down a thousand times and chasing others kids. A childlike sense of curiosity and lots of time to play on skis can do the same for adults. Read more . . .

Make it Your Own
by Steve Hindman (October 2008)

Kids learn how to do what other kids are doing. They begin the process by watching and then trying it themselves. This works for adults, too. Read more.

Push Less and Glide More
by Steve Hindman (October 2007)

Once I get to the trailhead, I’ve discovered I can also go farther (or faster) with less effort on skis if I push less and glide more. Read more . . .

CAT Ski Training
by Dale Niggeman (October 2007)

The Classic All Terrain (CAT) ski can put you on the trail, regardless of weather. Read more . . .

The Essentials of Good Skiing by Steve Hindman (January 2007)

Twenty instructors from across the country met in West Yellowstone this fall to agree on the essentials of good skiing. Read more . . .

Double Pole Transitions by Steve Hindman (December 2006)

The kick double pole and moving from striding to double poling and back. Read more . . .

Rational Kick Wax Selection by Nat Brown (December 2006)

There are few things worse than a classic race with the wrong kick wax on your skis—and few areas where so much voodoo and panic replace reason—often with disastrous results—than kick wax selection. Read more . . .

Plan Your Training by Bryan Fish (December 2006)

The goal of a training plan is to outline future training in an effective, practical manner. To create a successful training plan, consider a number of components. Read more . . .

Doing December Training by Justin Easter (December 2006)

Here it is December already, and the racing season is heating up. You know there are some races that you want to prep for, but those are still a few months off. The snow has been getting better on a regular basis—a transition to exclusively skiing is finally happening. You couldn’t be happier! Read more . . .

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