Training Resources for XC Skiers
NordicEd Video Library
Across the country the days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting hotter, and XC athletes are training in preparation for racing next winter! Some skiers are training solo, others have support of local clubs or training groups. Regardless of your situation, you can improve your fitness. A library of drills, explanations, and exercises can be found here:
I'd like to highlight the Phase 1 and 2 XC Fundamental Movement Pattern videos. These are great dry-land exercises to incorporate regularly into your training. Start with Phase 1. These are great exercises to utilize as a warm-up or part of a warm-up prior to strength, running, or rollerskiing workouts. Once you've mastered Phase 1 movements, try the Phase 2 videos. Again, these are examples of exercises that can be used as a warm-up or as a workout in and of themselves.
New videos are in the works and will be posted soon. We hope they will help you improve your technique and strength so you can ski faster next winter!
Multi-Discipline U.S. Ski & Snowboard Challenges
You may have seen the Jessie vs. Mikaela InstaGram Dance-off this spring. Whether you liked Jessie's jams or Mikaela's moves; it was a fun and friendly competition. In the spirit of friendly competition across disciplines, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is working to come up with some friendly challenges pitting XC, Alpine, Freeski, Freestyle, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, and Snowboard athletes against one another for the right to brag about being the "best U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes." Stay tuned for details!