Learn to cross country ski with a focus on diagonal stride with this 3 minute video by Keith Nicol, Level 4 CANSI instructor. Brought to you by Rossignol and Infinity Poles and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. This is a technique used in classic XC skiing. It is like the Nordic Track. Try to glide as long as possible to move down speedily the track.
Learn how to prepare yourself for uphill conditions in cross country running. If you can master the uphill, you will be at a huge advantage.
Watch this video to learn simple exercises to help you maintain your balance while cross country skiing.
Learn how to break the draft and pass effectively when running in a cross country race.
Learn how to break wind resistance by drafting the runners in front of you in cross country.
Learn how to get a great start in a cross country race.
This video shows you how to use proper lower body position and stride mechanics when running cross country. Learn about stride length, the distance of each step and stride frequency, how fast the legs should turnover.
Learn about stride rapidity (turnovers), quick movement of the arms which cause legs to cycle. Doing this properly will make you more efficient when running cross country.
Learn how to take the race to a higher level of pace and surge. The surge is the answer to the pass and should be a conscious decision to change your overall pace.
Watch this video to learn how to increase your flexibility to improve your cross country skiing techniques and prevent injuries.
Check out this how-to video to prepare for a marathon or cross country running. Just skip the right way. Always relax.
With tips from this how-to video, learn how to do a crossover warm up for cross country. Remember to keep your back straight. Also, remember when you are sitting and watching this video to keep your back straight.
Learn how to use a circuit training approach when lifting for cross country. This is important to increase the aerobic development of the athlete.
Learn how to break away and gap the runners behind on downhill turns in cross country races.
Learn the art of running whilst in downhill conditions during a cross country race.
Check out this how-to video to practice strides for marathons or cross country. Listen up or turn up your volume.
Learn the basics of form when running for the goal in cross country.
NordicSkiSource.com owner, Doug McSpadden, instructs how to apply a hard wax to your cross country skis. Great informational video for the beginner to advanced skier. You need to have a good iron and patience. Wax the groove of the ski before you place the iron on the base. Make steady consistent passes on the ski.
NordicSkiSource.com owner Doug McSpadden illustrates basic practices for caring for your XC skis. The more wax you have the faster your skis. Do not ski through dirt; it will ruin your bases. Keep skis waxed when travelling to keep them from drying out. Don't walk across a parking lot.
Seems like it should be easier, but running downhill takes as much strength and control as running on the incline. Pick up the technique and you'll pick up your race time. You will need properly fitted running shoes
The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued to explore and develop this form of dancing.
In this video tutorial, former Outward Bound instructor and mountaineering guide John E. Hiker demonstrates a basic technique for safely fording (crossing) a river. Typically, more hikers are killed each year from drowning while fording rivers than by bear attacks, falls, avalanches, and all other wilderness hazards combined. The technique shown here is especially useful for those crossing a deep river with a heavy backpack.
Check out this instructional cross country video that shows you how to prevent injury when running. Learn the right way to treat potential injuries so that you can run more efficiently. Running is a physically demanding activity, so it is important to recognize when your body is in pain. Learn a few tips from this cross country tutorial video and prevent serious injury when running.
Check out this instructional cross country video that demonstrates how to perfect your running form on hills. Running uphill and downhill is certainly a fine art. Just follow the tips to improve your up and downhill running form (remember to maintain form on gradual hills): land on balls of feet, take shorter strides, arm carriage tighter, keep chin slightly down, stand tall through chest; don't over-stride, pelvis tucked forward, lean slightly forward, chin down. Soon you'll be running faste...
Check out this instructional cross country video that shows you how to properly replenish your body and recover after a race. The right recovery will mean a bright future for your relationship with running. This tutorial provides some tips on how to stay healthy and fit in the hours, days, and weeks after a race.
Check out this instructional cross country video that demonstrates how to eat properly so that you love running more. Because every runner is different, develop a nutrition plan that works for you. Experiment to find out what meals work best for you. Check out this tutorial that provides tips on eating properly to enhance your running workout.
Check out this instructional cross country video that shows you how to increase your speed so that you love running more. Most runners have long term goals to increase their speed. Speed is a sign of progress. Whatever your motivation, introducing speed drills just once a week will improve your fitness and stamina. Speed workouts don't have to be intimidating at all with this tutorial.
Check out this instructional cross country video that shows you how to increase core strength so that you love running more. A lot of people underestimate the importance of a core strength routine. Your core muscle groups consist of your abs, lower back, glutes, and obliques. Improving your core strength does several things to make you a better runner and avoid injury.
Six-time Ironman Champion Dave Scott teaches proper biomechanics for endurance runners. Check out this instructional cross country video that demonstrates a few techniques that can improve your running form. Just follow these biomechanics tips: head looking straight forward, shoulders relaxed and low, elbow flexion of 80-90 degrees, hands come up to lower breastbone, pelvis tucked under hips, avoid heel strike, foot lands aligned with chest.
Do a running backward drill to improve your biomechanical form. This drill works your glutes and hamstrings. Check out this how-to video for advice on improving your marathon and cross country performance.
Do a grapevine running drill to improve your form. Watch this how-to video to improve the biomechanics of your body. This is good for marathons and cross country.
This video tutorial is about Japanese language, and it shows us how to write the Japanese Kanji character "kuni" meaning "country". Our first step is to write a line starting from the top left and finishing in the bottom left. Remember that the order of the strokes in Japanese language are very important; there is just one possible stroke order for every character. After making the first stroke, you will need to make other two lines with only one stroke, starting from the same point than he p...
Stretching the hamstrings is important when weight training the legs or before exercising or sports. Learn how to do standing hamstring exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: cross right foot in front of left leg, bend down in front and exhale, switch feet and repeat for other leg, remembering to keep knees straight. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran...
Make your shoulders stronger with this routine of exercises and stretches for your workout in this fitness video. Take action: cross arm over the chest & pull against elbow, hold for 20 to 30 seconds, turning hand down or up for alternate stretches, and use arm rotations to stretch shoulders. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran track and cross-country. Tom has worked as a perso...
Get those shoulders ready to exercise. Learn how to do exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: always stretch slowly, using a stretching device, rotate shoulder down to target deltoids, cross arm over chest and pull on elbow, holding for 15 to 30 seconds, and then rotate arms to loosen shoulders. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran t...
Chair stand exercises are good for seniors to build overall strength and can be done in their own homes. Learn how to do chair stand exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: start out reclined, cross arms, exhale on the sit up, and move slowly. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran track and cross-country. Tom has worked as a personal trainer for two ye...
Hurricanes are a constant threat to many Americans, and many homes are not constructed properly to be safe from hurricanes. In other countries with less money, these problems are even worse. This video from the International French Red Cross will show you how you can construct a cheap, effective shelter against hurricanes out of concrete and wood. If your home is unsafe and you don't want to retrofit, you might want to consider one of these.
In this lesson by Peter Vogl we'll explore cross stringing scales. A cross stringing scale differs from a normal scale in that we play the same notes, but on different strings. Cross stringing is a good country technique.
To make the country bump hairstyle as seen on Carrie Underwood, Dean Banowetz, a stylist from American Idol demonstrates for BeautyTV. First, he takes a section of hair from the forehead to the crown and from the center of one eye to the other. Then he sections it from side to side and back combs the hair lightly to create the bump in the front. Additional back combing or a tail comb can be used to increase the volume of the bump as desired. After smoothing the top layer of hair over the bump...
Stretching calf muscles is important for lengthening a key leg muscle and increasing flexibility. Learn how to do calf stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: use platform or stairwell, stretch calves before flexing muscles, go one leg at a time, toe against wall, heel planted & lean forward, and hold 15 to 30 seconds. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, whe...