Category Archives for Drills

The “One Skate Dance” – For Getting Started in Skate Skiing [Video Tutorial]

The “One Skate Dance” is an amazingly effective drill for helping skate skiers quickly get the knack of One Skate (V2 skate skiing).

It helps skiers discover the beautiful rhythms of One Skate, learn how to effectively power their leg push with their body weight, and gives them a highly accurate drill for developing better balance on their glide ski.

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Scooter Drill – The Way We Like It [Video]

The Scooter Drill is probably the most “famous” cross-country ski drill. We like to use it as a way to practice diagonal stride in slow motion. Diagonal Stride is a highly complex movement. We’re always looking for ways to break out components of the stride cycle so people can practice those movements separately. Focussing on the smaller movements […]

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“The Invisible Wall” An Unusual Diagonal Stride Drill That Really Works [Video]

Strong forward body lean is one of the keys to advancing your cross-country ski technique. But how do you do it? You have to lean in, but keep your hips forward at the same time. Many skiers struggle to do both those things at the same time. “Hips forward” makes them stand upright and “lean in” makes them bend at the waist and stick their hips back.

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How to Ski Stride [Video Tutorial]

Summary: Build a solid base of ski specific fitness during the off-season with ski striding. Embedded video tutorial teaches how to “fall uphill”, how to ski walk, and how to ski bound. Ski striding, sometimes called hill striding, is a dryland training technique used by nordic skiers to simulate skiing when there’s no snow. You can […]

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