Nordic Ski Lab explains body position and how the body moves in V2 skate skiing (One Skate technique in Canada, or Skate 2 in the UK). Understanding how the body works in V2 skate skiing is the key to effortless skiing because the core of the body powers both the pole push and the leg…
Nordic Ski Lab provides an overview of the five skate skiing techniques, including demos of each technique, along with tips for skiers just getting started in skate skiing.
Cross-Country skate skiing offers something for everyone, from great exercise to beautiful winter scenery. REI partnered with Greg Rhodes of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) to give you all the basics for your first day on the trail so you’ll be flying down the trail with ease in no time.
Classic Cross-Country skiing offers something for everyone, from exercise to beautiful winter scenery. REI partnered with Greg Rhodes of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) to give you all the basics for your first day on the trail so you’ll be gliding over the snow with ease in no time.
Self-talk has been widely examined in sport psychology. Self-talk can be positive or negative, spoken aloud/externally or silently/internally, and be instructional or motivational. But does the grammatical form of self-talk influence its effectiveness?
A growing body of research in psychology has demonstrated that self-compassion — not self-criticism — is the key to developing resilience and improving athletic performance while also enhancing your overall well-being. So what is self-compassion and how can you develop this skill to positively impact your own athletic performance and overall well-being?
AMGA instructor guides Margaret Wheeler and Jeff Ward explain when to use ski crampons and two common ways to put them on.
AMGA Guide Instructor Margaret Wheeler shows four techniques for prepping corners on the skin track to improve kick turns, especially for beginners.
AMGA certified mountain guides Margaret Wheeler and Jeff Ward talk through the pros and cons of when to use each heel lifter setting on a ski touring binding.
Learn how to care for your climbing skins with instruction from the American Mountain Guides Association.
Fueling & Hydration
When developing your fueling and hydration plan for an ultramarathon, you also need to take into account how much caffeine you’re ingesting — and in what stages of the race. So how much caffeine is the right amount?
Ultramarathons have sometimes been called an eating contest while running, given the need for consistent fueling throughout the events. So how can you optimize your fueling and hydration strategy during ultramarathon events?