“I’m not injured or deadly sick!” – Pregnancy And Elite Skiers

“I’m not injured or deadly sick!” – Pregnancy And Elite Skiers

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...There is huge document resulting from the International Olympic Committee expert group meeting last year called “Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes: 2016 evidence summary from”. It deals with about every aspect of physical training during pregnancy (and after) and states rather unequivocally that. ...In more highly conditioned athletes, a moderate-to-high level of exercise during and after pregnancy may lead to an increase in VO2max in the region of 5–10% after pregnancy. Improved anaerobic working capacity is also better preserved in fitter subjects. Taken together, these studies indicate that a woman's aerobic fitness will stay the same or improve slightly during pregnancy if she continues to exercise as her maternal symptoms permit. Armed with that science, leading female skiers refuse to give up on exercising while expecting. The…
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Daredevils On Rollerskis

Daredevils On Rollerskis

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https://www.facebook.com/teamsantander/videos/803652566479113/ Over 8 thousand views and dozens of comments: Team Santader has published a video where two of the team's top skiers, Andreas Nygaard and Øyvind Moen Fjeld are seen descending from 2,315m high Livigno Pass ( also known as Forcola) into the valley, located at approx. 1,800m - a vertical drop of some 500 meters. All of that on classic rollerskis - needless to say, with no breaks of any kind are present. Unlike most of Alpine skis, known for its hairpin turns, Forcola is a rather straightforward affair – it is, however, busy with car traffic this time of the year. And the speeds – on a 14 kilometer descent even on classic rollerskis still reaches 60 km/h+ Please, don't try it at home, kids! For your visual…
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Skiers? Check. Doting Fathers? Check, Check, Check!

Skiers? Check. Doting Fathers? Check, Check, Check!

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Cross country skiing is a sport of almost unparalleled intensity and devotion. Being a pro-skier means going from one training camp to the next - and them the next again. Yet skiers are also human - there's time to fall in love and there's time to start a family. Today we look at those doting fathers of cross country skiing (and apologies for not including all the deserving ones on the list - otherwise our story would run very long indeed!) "...a sportsman's life is totally linear - morning training session, massage, lunch, rest - then back to training. Real life is much more complicated - but it's real life that you have to adopt to", - says the Olympic champion of Sochi Alexander Legkov of Russia. He's the man…
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Singers And Musicians: Skiers’ Hidden Talents

Singers And Musicians: Skiers’ Hidden Talents

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Skiing, running, biking, exercising in gym - then back to skiing – many people think that pro- skiers train at every moment in their life, making it difficult to carve out a time for hobbies. The truth is far from it - elite athletes often have hidden talents, including artistic ones! Here are some of the skiers who could be musicians as well as skiers. We need to start with Didrik Toenseth, 2-time world champion in relay. When Norwegians found a grand piano at the hotel in Swiss Davos, Toenset sat down at the instrument and played a melody. His teammates immediately posted a video onto Instagram. Enjoy. https://www.instagram.com/p/BNprYflBuNk/?taken-by=langrennsgtta Finnish World Cup winner Mona-Liisa Nousiainen (nee Malvalehto) is a professional button-accordionist. She was studying at the prestigeous Sibelius Academy and…
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Interview: People Who Make Marwe Rollerskis

Interview: People Who Make Marwe Rollerskis

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The name Marwe stands out in cross country skiing world. Bright yellow/black rollerskis from Finland are used by such a vast array of national skiing and biathlon teams that one would be excused in thinking that Marwe is sponsoring the whole sport. Remarkably, the opposite is true – there are no endorsement deals that became so standard in sport – just a considered choice of so many, who rely on Hyvinkää -produced rollerskis' legendary reliability and ski-like feel. While Marwe products are ubiquitous, very little is known about the company and the people who work there. The Daily Skier have decided that it wouldn't do - and got in touch with the people behind the Marwe rollerskis Meet Marwe's Sales Manager Olli Welander and Paul Fletcher, Marketing Manager. Olli represents…
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