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Secret to Success: Soccer

Invild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) is both Olympic and World Champion in cross-country skiing, but also helped her soccer team advance to the first division. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) says that if she doesn’t ski fast enough in the winter, it’s because she hasn’t played enough soccer in the spring and summer. The multitalented 24-year-old cross-country skier helped her hometown soccer team advance to the first division this season. But while Oestberg loves the game and will gladly continue with […]

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Aiming for the Crystal Globe

Pål Golberg (NOR) at the 2014 FIS skate race at Beitostølen. Photo: Inge Scheve

Pål Golberg (NOR) has his eyes set on the overall sprint World Cup in a season with no major cross-country championships. “I had a lot of good sprint races last season, and there are no championships this season, so winning the overall sprint World Cup is what motivates me the most,” says Pål Golberg. In […]

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Fall Favorites

Heidi Weng (NOR)
powering her way to the finish at the final stage of 2015 Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Photo: NordicFocus

Heidi Weng (NOR) shares a couple of her favorite fall workouts. The 24-year-old moved into the World Cup podium last season and is chasing her first individual World Cup victory this season as well as the overall Tour de Ski podium. To get there, Weng spends a lot of time on both long easy distance […]

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Use the Track

Øystein Pettersen

  Madshus Marathon Team racer Oeystein Pettersen (NOR) takes advantage of the local track in his summer training. Pettersen and his training buddies did 10 x 1000meters, with a start every six minutes. “It’s been a long time since my last track workout, but track intervals make great intensity workouts for skier,” Pettersen says, adding […]

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Crested 100 Training Hours

25.01.2015, Antholz, Italy (ITA): Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)
- IBU world cup biathlon, relay men, Antholz (ITA). © Manzoni/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) logged 103 training hours in June. The upcoming race season includes Biathlon World Championships on home turf in Oslo, Norway, and Emil Hegle Svendsen plans to be in the shape of his life for the event, which takes place in Holmenkollen from March 3 to 13, 2016. Along with the […]

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Planning for Success

Norwegian relay team at the 2010 Olympics: Halvard Hanevold, Lars Berger, Emil Hegle Svendsen and Ole Einar Bjoerdalen. Photo: Nordic Focus

Spring is when skiers take stock and set their goals for the next season. What do you want, and how do you get there? Madshus athlete Halvard Hanevold, a former Norwegian national biathlon team racer, Olympian and World Champion, shares his best advice, whether your goals are the World Cup, your local races or simply […]

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Summer Care for Skis

Take care of your skis now and you will be ready to rock and roll when the snow flies next fall! Photo: Inge Scheve

It’s May, we have officially entered the 2015-16 training year and it’s dryland season. You have probably put away your skis for the season, but did you prepare them for a summer in storage and a new winter come fall? Make sure your skis are every bit as fast and good as they were for […]

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Avoiding Roller Ski Injuries

Roller skiing is the most ski-specific dry land training method for Nordic skiers, and one simple trick can help avoid injuries and accidents. Photo: Inge Scheve

One simple trick reduces the risk of both overuse injuries and crashes. It’s spring and a lot of skiers are packing up their boards for the season, and pulling out the roller skis: Another dryland season coming up. Roller skiing is one of the best ski-specific workouts for the dryland season, providing endurance, ski-specific strength, […]

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Never Underestimate a Rested Crew

Team United Bakeries with Johan Kjoelstad, Øystein Pettersen, John Kristian Dahl and Tore Berdal have a lot to revenge on Saturday. Photo: Madshus

  Tore Bjoerseth Berdahl and his United Bakeries buddies are reloading for Birkebeinerrennet (NOR) with a lot to revenge after Vasaloppet. While the Madshus marathon racers claimed three of the top five spots and put four racers among the top 10, including one podium finish for Stanislav Rezac (CZE) of the Silvini Madshus Team, the […]

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Training with the Best: 5-hour Double-Pole Sessions

      Madshus marathon racer Tore Bjoerseth Berdal (NOR) has taken a giant step toward the top of the international level in the long-distance races, and recently was just a short toe away from the victory at Koenig Ludwig Lauf.   Berdal eagerly shares his training advice, and the road to success is as […]

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