Kim McKenney – Page 3 – Cross Country Ski Technique

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Don’t waste your time on stupid skate drills

I used to be a nice person, but these days I’m just cranky. Everywhere I turn I’m reminded that ski season is well underway. My Facebook feed is filled with photos of happy friends enjoying excellent early season conditions. Invitations to group ski outings fill my inbox, but I’m stuck in the gym, losing my […]

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3 Must-Have Skills for Safer Downhills

Downhills are a big worry for many nordic skiers – even strong intermediate skiers feel trepidation on downhills. For beginners it’s worse. There’s a good chance one of the reasons they chose cross-country skiing over alpine skiing is because they aren’t downhill speed demons. Nordic Downhill Ski Techniques There are 4 principle Nordic downhill skiing techniques: […]

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Better Balance for Nordic Skiers

Skiers of all levels are balanced when they ski – unless they’re falling down. The difference in balance between a novice and expert is their base of support. As your skill improves, you’ll feel balanced and comfortable on an increasingly small and unstable base of support. You are also able to adjust the relative position […]

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