Kim McKenney – Page 3 – Cross Country Ski Technique

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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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4. Exercising for Alignment

This is the fourth article in a series about body alignment. Scroll down for the start of the article. Exercising for Alignment I’ve already discussed how defining my twisted leg, chronic hip pain and loss of balance as an alignment problem was an important step forward. It guided me away from the dead end treatment […]

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