This is the second article in a series about alignment. The first article describes the experience that prompted me to tackle this topic. Today’s article defines alignment and addresses the relationship between posture and pain. It concludes with an idea that might seem overwhelmingly complex at first glance, but is actually liberating in it’s simplicity. […]Continue reading
As cross-country skiers and people who enjoy active lifestyles, we’ve all heard the message that alignment is important. Good alignment: Helps prevent injury. Helps us move more efficiently. Is important to our overall health. I bet you accept these claims, almost without question. I certainly did. But that didn’t prevent me from developing injuries and […]Continue reading
“Weight transfer” and “weight shift” mean the same thing. “Complete weight transfer” and “commit to your ski” are equivalent to one another as well. I dislike jargon, but these are important concepts to understand.
My comments about “complete weight transfer” towards the end of this article challenge widely held dogma. Rejecting the dogma improved my skiing and may help you ski better too.Continue reading
If you love cross-country skiing and always feel a little sad when the season ends and winter is over, perhaps you’ve wondered about roller skiing and whether it would be a good way for you to continue to enjoy nordic skiing long after the snow is gone. The video below is the first of 24 […]Continue reading
You know forward body lean is important in cross-country skiing. But your mind plays tricks on you. It’s so worried you’ll fall that it sends you into panic mode whenever it feels the slightest hint you might lean too far forward. It doesn’t just take practice to develop the extreme forward body lean youContinue reading