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The pacing strategy and technique of male cross-country skiers With different levels of performance during a 15-km classical race
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-08)
In this study the pacing strategy, cycle characteristics and choice of technique of elite male cross-country (XC) skiers during a three-lap, 15-km classical race with interval start were measured. During the Norwegian Championships in 2016, fast (n = 18, age: 26±4 yr; height: 182±4 cm; body mass: 78±3 kg (means±SD)) and slow skiers (n = 18, age: 22±2 yr; height: 183±5 cm; body mass: 78±6 kg) were ...
Developments in the biomechanics and equipment of Olympic cross-country skiers
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-24)
Here, our aim was to describe the major changes in cross-country (XC) skiing in recent decades, as well as potential future developments. XC skiing has been an Olympic event since the very first Winter Games in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Over the past decades, considerable developments in skiing techniques and improvements in equipment and track preparation have increased skiing speed. In contrast ...
Pacing and predictors of performance during cross-country skiing races: A systematic review
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-15)
<i>Background</i>: Cross-country skiing (XCS) racing, a popular international winter sport, is complex and challenging from physical, technical, and tactical perspectives. Despite the vast amount of research focusing on this sport, no review has yet addressed the pacing strategies of elite XCS racers or the factors that influence their performance. The aim was to review the scientific literature ...
Following a long-distance classical race the whole-body kinematics of double poling by elite cross-country skiers are altered
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-25)
Introduction: <br>Although short-term (approximately 10-min) fatiguing DP has been reported not to alter the joint kinematics or displacement of the centre of mass (COM) of high-level skiers, we hypothesize that prolonged DP does change these kinematics, since muscular strength is impaired following endurance events lasting longer than 2 h. <br>Methods:<br> During the 58-km Marcialonga race ...
Impact of incline, sex and level of performance on kinematics during a distance race in classical cross-country skiing
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-01)
Here, female and male elite cross-country (XC) skiers were compared on varying terrain during an official 10-km (women) and 15-km (men) Norwegian championship race. On the basis of race performance, 82 skiers were classified as fast (FS) (20 women, 20 men) or slower (SS) (21, 21) skiers. All were video recorded on flat (0°), intermediate (3.5°), uphill (7.1°) and steep uphill (11°) terrain during ...