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DOUBLE POLING: ENDURANCE vs CARDIO

DOUBLE POLING: ENDURANCE vs CARDIO

Endurance and cardio are two methodologies to train different important double-poling aspects Endurance Endurance is a training methodology which develops the resistance to long distances. The double pole movement should be complete in order to stimulate the upper-body. To be performed as short intervals of 4-5 minutes or for longer sessions of 30-40 minutes. Indicatively the thrust rate should be 45-50 per minute. The resistance should be high. This means skiing, roller-skiing uphill or adjusting the ercolina to simulate the hill….

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DOUBLE POLING AND SKATING

DOUBLE POLING AND SKATING

The skating technique is primary during the preparation of a double-poler. Infact, it strengthen the lower body which plays an important role at the beginning of the double pole movement. Furthermore, the V2 skating technique is very similar to the double pole technique for what concerns the upper-body (arms and stomach). Eventually, alternating classic sessions with skating sessions makes training a bit more exciting.   Let’s now follow Bruno on his roller-skies while he skates around. Skating Video English subtitles…

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ERCOLINA

ERCOLINA

Cannot find time to train after work? Is it rainy and cold outside? Is it a winter without snow? No problem, Ercolina Upper Body Power is the right tool for double-poling trainings indoor. This machine has been designed and developed by Mirco Collavo in collaboration with some of the best skiers in the world. Many top skiers use it to train indoor, such as Petter Eliassen (winner of Visma Skiclassics) and Martin Fourcade (biathlon superstar). The top selling side of Ercolina is how well it simulates…

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WALK AND LEAPS WITH POLES

WALK AND LEAPS WITH POLES

Today we are going to talk about an alternative training: walk and leaps with poles. This kind of exercise is a nice way to strengthen the lower body while doing something different from gym or bike. When autumn comes, one can substitute bike rides with long walks with poles. It is also a nice opportunity to discover the nature around home. Leaps with poles is a lactic-acid training, which helps transforming the work done during gym sessions. This work-out should be performed on a…

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STRENGTH – LOWER AND UPPER BODY

STRENGTH – LOWER AND UPPER BODY

After the video on core stability, today we are going to talk about how to strengthen the upper and lower body. Bruno will describe some exercises that you can do at the gym to improve the strength of your lower and upper body. For both videos english subtitles are available. Strength – Lower Body   Strength – Upper Body

CORE STABILITY

CORE STABILITY

Today we are going to talk about core stability, which is the ability to control the position and movement of our body. Having a good control of our body is primary for a cross country skier. Bruno will describe some exercises to strengthen our abdominal and lumbar muscles such as: Bodyweight exercises exercises with ercolina upper body power TRX exercises Kettlebell exercises Medicine ball exercises Several other exercises can be added to the training session. Like other gym trainings, core stability is…

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DOUBLE POLING TEASER

DOUBLE POLING TEASER

Dear double-poling friends, welcome back. Today we are going to introduce the main topic of our blog: the double-poling. Double-poling is considered the most modern cross-country skiing technique, it has evolved a lot during the latest years. The main driver of the double-poling evolution has been the increasingly focus on long distance races such as Vasaloppet, Marcialonga, Birkebeinerrennet etc. Those races are now part of the Visma Ski Classics, and are all held in classic technique. More and more professional teams are…

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