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Cross Country Skiing Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Country Skiing Training.

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9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

Cold Weather Workout Gear

You’ve made the commitment. You’re not going to hibernate this year just because it’s winter. But you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees and sunny! Just the thought of going outdoors right now makes you shiver. Take heart...  Read more

How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

Workouts for Skiers and Snowboarders

Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won...  Read more

Gym Day 3: completed my second hill interval train
Updated 3/26/2015 12:19:50 PM

Gym Day 3: completed my second hill interval training this morning on the bike. Increased the intensity by 4X and man it kicked my butt! But it felt SO good!...  Read more

When should I start strength training? I had a pla
Updated 3/25/2015 8:48:57 PM

When should I start strength training? I had a plan to start when I get under 200lbs and get my cardio as a steady habit. Well, I'm doing 1hr/5 days a week now and want to switch it up. Not sure where to begin but I do have a bench and some dumbbells...  Read more

Training for both 5k and 10k races, who's with me
Updated 3/25/2015 2:42:37 PM

Training for both 5k and 10k races, who's with me? My race is in October :)...  Read more

I did a full body weight training this morning and
Updated 3/24/2015 10:25:46 PM

I did a full body weight training this morning and I am already feeling it!😁 So sore, but I will still complete my run in the morning😜...  Read more

Aaaaargh iv been back on the weight loss train for
Updated 3/22/2015 9:22:24 AM

Aaaaargh iv been back on the weight loss train for 2 weeks tomorrow and have already caved. I had party food then champagne yday, today i had a maccas mcwrap and chocolate biscuits. Now im laying in bed rehretting everything. I knew what i was doing...  Read more

Winter's In The Snowy States

In the winter it's harder to add variety to your exercise program. This winter try cross country skiing at your local state parks. Most parks will rent you the skies, boots and pools. This is a great cardio exercise and your whole family can particip...  Read more

Walk while they run

My teenage boys are doing cross country training for the high school team over the summer. While they run (a 5k), I walk for the hour they run. Gets my exercise in while I wait for them!...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

10 Ways to Melt Mega Calories in Winter Weather

I dread winter weather just as much as the next guy, but this year, I made a commitment to myself that I would stick with my outdoor runs all winter (as long as it's not so cold that it's unsafe for outdoor exercise). Luckily, temperatures in...  Read more

Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The old running adage is as follows, in order to run, one must runthis is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing...  Read more