Cross-Country Skiing for Everyone by Jules Older

By Jules Older

In just six inches of snow, in anywhere, and at any age, a person can participate in cross-country snowboarding. It combines secure, reduced impact task with an entire cardiovascular exercise session: there's easily no more fit overall physique conditioner. during this consultant Jules Older examines strategy, apparatus, arrangements, protection, and ski traveling centres, all in a conversational and interesting type that emphasises the significance of going at your personal speed and having fun with the outside.

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It comes with snap-out prescription lenses that can be changed as your prescription changes. 01 next page > page_35 < previous page page_35 next page > Page 35 Two conditions demand more protection than wraparounds offer. When heavy snow is falling or when it's so cold your bones hurt, you need goggles. Ski goggles help keep your face warm, and they're the best (though still imperfect) way to see through a blizzard. Again, you needn't spring for a top-of-the-line model; if they fit and don't fog up every time you breathe, they'll be fine.

Glide forward on your left ski (Fig. 25). Hey, that's ityou're skiing! Now try the same sequence on the other side. Plant left pole. Push off with left foot. Glide on right ski. Bravo! Before long, you'll stop thinking of each plant-push-glide as a separate movement and realize that it's one step in a dance. When the glide begins to slow (and friction plus the laws of physics pretty much guarantee that it will slow), plant-push-glide on the other side. You're getting into the flow, the rhythm that is crosscountry skiing.

And though I freely acknowledge that racers might require the kind of detailed training that will give them a few seconds' advantage, I contend that nonracers do better with minimal instruction. Cross-country skiing is a simple sport, not astrophysics. It's easy, fun, and quick to learn. Don't let purists deprive you of that. Fig. 20 Hand on pole End of sermon. Let's go skiing. First, get into your skis and poles. If you've bought step-in bindings (which you should have unless you're telemarking or doing heavy-duty backcountry bush-whacking), here's how.

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