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Skiing is a recreational activity and competitive sport in which the participant attaches long runners or skis to boots or shoes on the feet and uses them to travel on top of snow

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Maintaining and conditioning the seat rail of a Concept2 model D rowing machine

I'm using a Concept2 model D rowing machine. The metal rail along which the seat slides back and forth seems to scratch some plastic particles or small pieces off from the bottom of the seat, and ...
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Leg exercises specifically for skiing?

I want to get better at skiing and I know leg strength is paramount. Are there specific leg exercises for skiing outside of standard stuff like squats?
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What are some good strength exercises for different skiing practises?

The ankles and muscles foot to knee are particularly challenged. Similar question to this here on marathons but now focus on skiing and external weights can be used: this can be related to roller ...
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XC Skiing as Cross Training for Running

I would like to Cross Country Ski this winter as cross training for my next Marathon. My question is if I can ski for a number of hours and will this impact my normal run training? My last marathon I ...
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Nordic Skiing training program?

I have been getting into Nordic Skate skiing the last few years and have my first ski marathon coming up this winter. I am looking for a book, website, magazine, etc that can help me prepare. In ...
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Learning about fitness for skiing

I hope this question doesn't feel like a get-rich-quick scheme for fitness. I am struggling to get/stay fit for skiing. (Leisure). I have not been able to find any coaches which focus on fitness for ...
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Calories measured by these skiing like cardio machines in the gym?

Hello and thanks for reading my question. I like using the following type of skiing like machines in the gym which I'll describe, I couldn't find a name for it: I have to rest my both hands leaning ...
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Exercises for strengthening foot twisting

I have not found anything on this. I want to strengthen muscles which help rotate the ski (i.e. point the skis left or right - for snow-plough turns and so on) What exercises would be best for this? ...
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How to find active training partners through Endomondo?

I have used Endomondo now many years for sports such as skiing, running and racewalking. It has my training plan for half-marathon and a lot of results showing progress but I feel very alone in using ...
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How to train muscle which goes from buttocks to the waist?

This year I have returned to alpine skiing and found myself relatively fit for quite intensive skiing session (up to 10 runs per hour for 3-4 hours straight twice a day for 5 days) except for two ...
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Training Program to become stronger alpine Skier?

I'd like to hear from someone who is more of an advanced downhill skier, like someone who has competed in slalom or mogul events, or is a veteran back-country skier. Is there a template program you ...
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Is there a logical progression between snowboarding and skiing for those who want to learn both?

We are a family of skiers and snowboarders. In discussing which sport to teach our children first we keeping coming up with merits for both. Our intention is to eventually teach both sports and let ...
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What is a good exercise to prepare for skiing?

I know that first time and/or slightly-out-of-shape skiiers have a tendency to be extremely sore after their first day on the slopes. What is a good exercise my wife and I can do to prepare for our ...
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