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Cross Country Skiing Training Resources

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

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

Low Knee Impact Strength Training DVDs?
Updated 7/19/2014 2:47:27 PM

Hey guys, In the month of May I overdid it, haha. I was doing a Jillian Michaels DVD every day and my knees paid the price for it, especially because I ended up going clubbing and wrecking my joints with low-dropping in heels. I took it eas...  Read more

From other countries...
Updated 7/17/2014 9:30:00 AM

Hello, I live in germany and when tracking food, I have to track many single food items, because we have other food-products over here. My problem is, that some food items are only listet in strange measurements. Is there a possibility to track som...  Read more

Weight Training ideas without weights?
Updated 7/21/2014 2:20:26 PM

Ugh. I'm wearing a splint on my wrist and am on a 10lb lifting restriction from my doctor. Frankly, lifting anything heavier than a water bottle hurts. Any ideas for workouts that I can do in the interim? I'm walking a few times a week but know...  Read more

Probably dumb strength training question
Updated 7/15/2014 3:21:33 PM

I ran out of time at the gym today so I had to skip my last two arm exercises: overhead press and horizontal row. I had already done squats, deadlifts, bench press and assisted pull ups. My next planned ST session is Thursday. Is it a good idea to do...  Read more

what IS cross country hiking??
Updated 7/14/2014 8:35:03 PM

I just went for a 45 minute hike with my kids. there was a lot of hills and uneven terrain. Is that cross country?? I had NO weight on my back (besides a 5 minute piggy back to a 40 pound 3 year old boy :)...  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

UK MAIN - Spark People Team

Welcome to Spark People and to the main UK team for new members. We are a large team as this is the Main Team for ALL UK members! Join in have fun - your country needs you!!! 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 run”—this 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