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    Fuel the Fire: How eating right can optimize your time on the trail

    A skier has to eat! Even the most effortless glide requires your body to be fueled well with carbs, proteins, and hydration. Instead of getting lost in the blizzard of dietary fads and supplements, stick to some basic and easy-to-remember rules, and you can make the most of every session […]

    Reset and Recover: How post-workout routines can help make the biggest gains

    It’s easy to feel like you’re getting stronger and faster during a training session. Kilometers tick by, you daydream of adventures in the year to come and your sweat is a tangible, salty reminder of the work you are putting in. Exerting effort triggers a promise of higher performance, whether […]

    THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE WAX JOB: Moving beyond scrapers, brushes and irons

    If the proliferation of waxes, skis, training equipment and outdoor gear involved in Nordic skiing has you overwhelmed, it’s intimidating to think that you need even more tools to keep it all in good shape. Luckily, most skiers like to work with their hands just as much as their lungs. […]

    Keep your MOJO Working – Off Trail Skiing Requires Technique Too

    Groomed trails are awesome, but there’s a great white world worth checking out just beyond the corduroyed path. Why not break out of your rut this season and explore it? When you do, or if you’ve already discovered the joys of sliding wherever and whenever it’s white, don’t leave your […]

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    Distance Training

    By Maria Stuber 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. To optimize performance in cross country skiing, it is necessary to train all systems with the appropriate balance […]

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    Keep the Flow, Baby!

    By Steve Hindman 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 […]