Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Jaw-Dropping Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing- Alex Hutchinson

Rating: ****

The jaw dropping benefits of cross-country skiing is an interesting read that provides you with some surprising positive information about the sport, what muscles are required for this activity and techniques you can use to get the best out of your skiing experience.

This article highlights various physical benefits and facts about what cross country skiing can do for you. For example, it was determined that someone who cross-country skis regularly was twice as fit (muscularly and cardiovascular) as someone who didn’t do exercise beyond activity of average daily living. This article also tells you how your upper body plays a crucial role in XC skiing, especially in your arms. When you are going a bit uphill, it is suggested that you either turn your skis perpendicular to the hill, or to angle your skis a bit outwards whilst going up.  The goal being to create better traction.

Having read this article, I now realize how much XC skiing can do for you physically, and I have learned some helpful techniques to use in order to get the best out of my skiing. These benefits that I have learned about, certainly motivate me to cross-country ski not only in Outdoor Ed, but also outside of school. I also hope that I am able to use some of the techniques that this article has informed me about whenever I go XC skiing. The jaw dropping benefits about cross-country skiing really does provide you with jaw dropping information about this sport, and also very insightful information on how to improve your XC skiing ability.

Hutchinson, Alex. January 6th, 2013. The Jaw-Dropping Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing.

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