Cross Country Skiing: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine by Heikki Rusko

By Heikki Rusko

The Handbooks of activities drugs and technological know-how current uncomplicated medical and clinical info in a transparent type and layout as with regards to particular activities occasions drawn from the Olympic summer season and wintry weather video games. each one instruction manual is written by means of a small crew of specialists co-ordinated by way of an editor who's across the world revered and regarded within the specific game task.

Each quantity provides updated info at the easy biology of the game, conditioning thoughts, food, and the clinical features of damage prevention, remedy, and rehabilitation.

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Some elite male skiers also had upper body VO2max close to 80 ml·kg–1·min–1 and the ratio between upper and lower body VO2max was 95%. 89) have also been observed between upper body VO2max and race performance. The upper body muscle mass influences not only the upper body VO2max but also the combined upper and lower body (and skiing) VO2max (Fig. 12). Skiers differ as to the relative strength of their lower and 110 % of running V· O2max CCSC01 UB+ UB− 100 90 80 60/40 70/30 80/20 90/10 100/0 % share of lower/upper body work Fig.

However, motion in the other directions is also necessary for many of the ski techniques and cannot be eliminated. • Total forces acting on a skier (combined from gravity, air and snow drag forces, and skier-generated reaction forces) determine a skier’s motion changes. • Skier-generated propulsive force combined with drag forces against forward motion are the primary mechanical determinants of skier performance. Z Vertical force Y X Resultant force Kinematics and kinetics of ski techniques Side-to-side force Propulsive force Fig.

Jacobs, I. & Karlsson, J. (1982) Effects of prolonged cross country skiing on neuromuscular performance. In: Exercise and Sport Biology (ed. V. Komi), pp. 191–197. Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL. CCSC02 26/07/2002 12:00 PM Page 32 Chapter 2 Biomechanics of cross country skiing Endurance sports such as running and cross country skiing share many characteristics which make them attractive for alternative season activities. The joy of running forest trails is matched by skiing through the woods on tracks that roll up and down adapting to terrain.

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