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How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Cross Country Skiing

Posted by Ramona Braganza

February 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM


Cross Country skiing has been an Olympic sport since the first winter games in 1924 in Chamonix, France but it was the Vikings that were the worlds first cross country skiers. Evidence shows that Scandinavian warriors used skis for transportation especially when they were hunting. Today’s Olympic event highlights not only lower body strength of an olympic athlete, but also an athlete's upper body strength. Double-Poling is a technique used to propel skiers into high gear motion.

Ramona Braganza's Olympic Cross Country Skiing Tip:

To train like a Cross Country Skiing Olympian, try a rasied pushup. You can do this by placing two stepper-risers on either side of you. Instead of having your hands on the ground when doing a push up, place your hands on each riser and perform a push-up as you would normally.

Using a riser to do a push-up allows olympic atheletes to develop the strong upper body that they need for their sport.

Yes Wellness Supplement Recommendation:

Supplement with Casein protein for prolonged energy. Casein protein is special because it requires a longer time to digest. The prolonged digestion of Casein protein creates a slow, steady steam of energy for you throughout the day.

Check back tomorrow to learn how to train like a figure skater.


Topics: Fitness, Nutrition

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