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Weight transfer for thinking skiers

Weight transfer and balance Ski drills to improve balance often challenge you to hold your balance on a single ski. A common example is to balance on one ski as you glide downhill. We work on balance, in part, to improve weight transfer. Weight transfer is an expression used in Nordic skiing to describe how […]

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Questions to Assess Your Poling

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 […]

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How do you think double poling works?

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 […]

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