World’s Best Abdominal Muscles, Pictured And Explained

World’s Best Abdominal Muscles, Pictured And Explained

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On the photo above is a great looking washboard stomach. A skier's stomach ( of course - otherwise, why would it be here, on the xcskiing site?). A perfect combination of beauty - and function. ...It was in the 1990s when Professor Bengt Saltin made a discovery: with each generation, muscles of cross country skiers are growing. Although aerobic capacities have improved only marginally over the years, the strength and muscular endurance of the upper body of cross country skiers have become dramatically better . Famed scientiest, FIS expert etc. etc., Saltin had an extensive experience working with Swedish elite cross-country skiers. His conclusions: elite XC skiers of the 1990s demonstrated 15–25% larger fiber areas, especially in their arm and core muscles, than their counterparts of the 1970s! Fast forward 20…
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Madshus Redline 2.0: New Kid In Town

Madshus Redline 2.0: New Kid In Town

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Remember how Eagles put it back, huh, 40 years ago? There's talk on the street; it sounds so familiar. Great expectations, everybody's watching you. People you meet, they all seem to know you. Even your old friends treat you like you're something new. Well, that new kid is very nearly in town: say hello to Madshus RedLine 2.0, top-of-the-crop racing skis from Biri, re-invented. As with all designed-to-win the Olympic Games/World Championships skis, there is a considerable amount of anticipation and even speculation. [caption id="attachment_7941" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Madshus test lab - its "open to visitors" part[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7939" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Chambers of Madshus secrets. "No entrance for those unauthorized "We really felt like sneaking a peek - but wouldn't 🙂 [/caption] The skiing has not quite reached the level of…
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Nude Photoshoots Boost Popularity Of Skiing. Whether You Like It – Or Not

Nude Photoshoots Boost Popularity Of Skiing. Whether You Like It – Or Not

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Jessy Diggins didn't just win the Olympic gold – this month she also has blown the internet away with her photos for the ESPN Body Issue. You, of course have seen them already – but here's the link all the same https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkct_PTHVzc/?taken-by=jessiediggins Two things need to be said A. For as long as the Earth revolves around the Sun and people cover themselves in cloths, rags, skins or space suits, nudity will keep on causing a massive amount of interest. B. Naked athletes look exceptionally beautiful. Cross country skiers are more so than the most of ( all?) the rest. https://www.instagram.com/p/BkkVpUfHf-U/?taken-by=dina_litovsky While the Olympic champion and, arguably, the best Nordic skier ever born in the United States, has achieved a quantum leap in promoting skiing in her homeland by appearing…
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Stay Fashionable On Course – Like Norwegians

Stay Fashionable On Course – Like Norwegians

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DailySkier.com contributor Oda Bekkestad shares her views on how Norway leads the world on marketing in cross country skiing. ….The other day my editor emailed me explaining how fascinated he was with how fashionable the Norwegian skiers are. Catlike helmets and Oakley shades are all the rage when it comes to accessorizing your outfit out on the course. Whatever Northug wears, we want to wear, right? How have these trends come about and why are sportswear important to us? https://www.instagram.com/p/BjcaZYAlYdt/?taken-by=jantelov1 In Norway you rarely see skiers without Oakley shades on race weekends. The brand has become extremely popular after Petter Northug started wearing the bright shades a few years back. A pair of Oakley shades retails for about $200 dollars, depending on lens and design, so the trend isn’t particularly…
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Laurien van der Graaff:  With One Race In China I Won More Prize Money Than I Did  Whole Winter That Included Winning Two World Cup Races

Laurien van der Graaff: With One Race In China I Won More Prize Money Than I Did Whole Winter That Included Winning Two World Cup Races

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Laurien van der Graaff made her name stand out last season. A Holland- born, Switzerland-raised skier was considered to be one of the "potentionals" for a while now. But only in 2017/18 the Swiss ski sprinter had delivered what was expected of her: strong performance throughout the season capping in two brilliant victories at the World Cup stages. Now van der Graaff, 30 is preparing for Seefeld-2019 ( where an individual ski sprint will be in her favorite freestyle - unlike the Olympics 2018) - and takes time to talk to the DailySkier about her experiences - and advises as to how to give one's performance a boost in mid-career. [caption id="attachment_7816" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Laurien has been flying over the tracks last season [/caption] The last season had seen a…
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