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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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Working Hard on Getting Worse

  Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, a 2014 Olympic gold and silver medalist in Sochi, has worked hard at becoming worse. More specifically, the 24-year-old Norwegian national-team member says she’s less obsessed with perfection and more focused on the overall picture.   “I’ve gotten a lot of training advice through the years, and a lot of it […]

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Training with the Best: Barbro Kvaale

    After winning the classic sprint at the Norwegian national FIS cross-country season opener at Beitostølen on November 23, and placing a solid eighth in the 10km classic two days before, Barbro Kvaale, 22, was rewarded with a spot on the Norwegian national team for the 2014-15 World Cup opener in Finland on November […]

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Roller Ski Maintenance

    Or how about half price roller skis? With proper maintenance, your roller skis last much longer.   Most people know they should glide wax their skis after each workout in the winter. But what about your roller skis? After a long workout, it’s so easy to just dump the roller skis in the […]

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Avoiding Roller Ski Injuries

  Anyone who roller skis a lot runs the risk of developing overuse injuries. When roller skiing, you tend to pound the poles harder into the surface than you do on snow, which is hard on elbows and shoulders. This is especially true in the fall, when the pavement is colder and harder. However, there […]

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Overtime at the Office

The guys in Team United Bakeries don’t waste time. They plan to be unbeatable on the course come winter. They take advantage of long bright summer days at Sognefjellet, Norway, pushing long hours and huge workout. Hard? Yes. But they don’t complain about the office landscape.   “We definitely take advantage of the weather, and […]

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Hoffman’s Top Summer Skiing Destinations

Skiing is the best way to improve your ski technique, says Noah Hoffman, Madshus racer and a member of the US cross-country ski team. Hoffman spends his summer training chasing snow where he can find it, and shares his top destinations for off-season snow. “Technique is a huge challenge for me. It is the area […]

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