"Secrets" of Norwegian cross-country skiers

"Secrets" of Norwegian cross-country skiers


Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №1 2017, pp.  78-80

UDC 796.922.093.612

Dr.Hab., Professor E.B. Myakinchenko1
PhD A.S. Kryuchkov1
Master of Sport M.V. Volkov1
Associate Professor, PhD N.A. Khramov2
1Center for Sports Training, Moscow
2Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism (GTSOLIFK), Moscow

The article reports and analyses opinions of the leading Norwegian experts, coaches and athletes on the key elements of the modern Norwegian cross-country skiers’ training system – that may explain their domination in the global ski racing sport. Special attention is given to description of the modern strength training components that are actually considered a basis for the cross-country skiers’ technical training cycles and widely applied to increase the power and efficiency of the propulsive movement phases in the ski stride. The article also considers the high-intensity competitive training regimes widely applied by the Norwegians to attain the highest effectiveness of the “competitive functionality system”.

Keywords: cross-country ski races, strength training, competitive functionality system.


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