One of the hallmarks of the modern elite nordic skier is a strong and stable core. The entire torso, all the way from the shoulders to hips, is stable with little visible movement. Dasha Gaiazova Atkins, 2x Olympian, says her core is a “platform” she pushes against.
The idea that the core should be strong and stable is widely accepted in sport. Strength training in the gym teaches the same principle. We used to move when we trained our trunk muscles. Now core training is…Continue reading