Here are some suggestions for things to think about on your next ski outing: What’s Your Upper Body to Lower Body Ratio of Effort? The use of poles allows you to distribute the workload across your upper and lower body, but only if you use them efficiently. Men can use a higher proportion of upper […]Continue reading
Do you think double poling is about using arm power and upper body strength to push your poles backwards so you move forwards? Do you imagine it’s like an ab crunch, but instead of lying down, you’re standing up? Do you think it’s about getting your body weight high, thereby creating potential energy so you […]Continue reading
I failed to adequately appreciate the importance of head position until quite recently. I’m the kind of skier who likes to look down at my skis. It suits my introverted personality. It let’s me be alone, in my own zone, even when there are other people around. I can focus on the sensations of skiing […]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
Have you ever heard this advice? Did something about it seem not quite right? Did you have your doubts? You were right.Continue reading