Physiology - Recent Articles

E load Monday, December 15 e load Keskinada Training Tips #1 - By: Karl Saidla
Well, many parts of the country have had snow this year. Unfortunately, Ottawa has seen little of it. It is rumoured, however, that some Ottawa skiers have managed... [
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Monday, November 17 Strengthening Exercises - Do They Improve Performance? (Part 6 of 6) - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
The tests and exercises described should be performed with the help of a physiotherapist or strengthening coach to achieve maximal benefit... [
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Double leg lowering strength Monday, September 22 Powering Up The Core (Part 5 of 6) - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
Emphasizing strength training is not effective to improve performance if there is existing muscle imbalance and poor stability in the musculoskeletal system. Strength exercises... [
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inadequate ankle range of motion Monday, August 11 The Ankle Joint Pivotal for Success - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
As previously discussed on skifaster.net ankle flexibility and strength are critical to achieve a forward body position in both skating and classic... [
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Lung Image Monday, May 5 Breathing (Part 4 of 6) - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
When you ski hard do you concentrate on breathing? Does your pattern of breathing change with different techniques, changes in pace or changes in terrain... [
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GASTROC STRETCHES Monday, April 28 Muscle Lengthening Exercises (Part 3 of 6) - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
Each muscle lengthening exercise should be performed 3x30 seconds twice daily. Each stretch should be held to the point of minimal to moderate tension ... [
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Technical Image Wednesday, April 9 Are you stable? (Part 2 of 6) - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
Traditional strengthening and core strength programs focus on the mover/power muscles. However it is critical that the stability muscle system must first be functioning properly for optimal... [
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Technical Image Wednesday, April 2 How Long Can You Go? Forward That Is (Part 1 of 6) - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
This article will review and expand upon material previously published on the skifaster.net website last summer and fall. Fast and efficient ski technique requires dynamic flexibility... [
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Monday, October 7 Cross Country Ski Specific Core Strength and Stability Program (Part 4 of 4) - By: Ross McKinnon
These exercises should be performed with breathing into the rib cage not stomach. A breath out should be performed with the leg lowering and a breath in with leg raising... [
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Monday, September 30 Cross Country Ski Specific Core Strength and Stability Program: Assessment (Part 3 of 4) - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
The athlete sits at the edge of a table holding onto both knees. The athlete rolls onto their back keeping the knees bent. With the thoracic spine and pelvis on the table the athlete pulls... [
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