The PSIA XC Team wrap up of Interski 2015 in Ushuaia, Argentina written and compiled by David Lawrence, 2015 PSIA representative for cross country skiing. Read the Interski 2015 nordic cross country skiing wrap-up from PSIA/AASI U.S. team member David Lawrence. Countries represented in this report: Italy, USA, Finland, Denmark, Swiss, Australia, Canada, Argentina.
In this video, David Lawrence describes and shows you a unique drill for better grip and balance during classic nordic skiing (or diagonal stride). You can read more about this tip and watch other videos at http://www.xcskiacademy.com.
The publication produced by the American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS) entitled "XC World Digest" collects great training and technique articles from Europe and elsewhere, providing digestible, descriptive, translated pieces of cross country skiing content to sink your Nordic teeth into. Membership comes with numerous benefits, including a print publication that's well worth the price of joining. Below represents my highlights from this issue, curated and interpreted by me, including all of my baises and idiosyncrasies. Hope you find some value!
This first tip in a series of 3 tips to improve your uphill diagonal classic skiing. The idea? Learn to ski slapping your tails, then making your feet land side-by-side, finally make your offside ski land in-front-of the "kicking" ski. Finally, in this simple drill, learn how to drive your ski and not transfer your weight too early.
XC Ski Academy - a cross country skiing how to ski, coach and train like a nordic skate and classic skiing pro by David Lawrence, PSIA Nordic Team Member, coach, instructor and cross country ski trainer.