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How To: Cross country ski with the basics of diagonal stride

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.

How To: Apply hard wax to cross-country skis

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.

How To: Practice basic cross-country ski care

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.

How To: Do the "Across The Water" country western line dance

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.

How To: Ford/Cross a River Safely in the Backcountry

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.

How To: Prevent injury when running

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.

How To: Perfect running form for on hills

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...

How To: Recover after a race

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.

How To: Eat properly to love running more

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.

How To: Increase your speed to love running more

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.

How To: Increase core strength to love running more

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.

How To: Improve your running form with biomechanics tips

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.

How To: Write the Japanese character "kuni" meaning "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...

How To: Do a standing hamstring stretch

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...

How To: Do side deltoid stretches

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...

How To: Do a shoulder stretch

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...

How To: Do chair stand exercises for seniors

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...

How To: Build a wooden house with a concrete wall that is safe from hurricanes

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.

How To: Make the country bump hairstyle

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...

How To: Do a calf stretch

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...

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