Nancy Okoro, Balkan Cup Winner: How Did I Get My Abs And Why Are They So Important

Nancy Okoro, Balkan Cup Winner: How Did I Get My Abs And Why Are They So Important

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Nancy Okoro just turned 19 She is a Balkan Cup overall winner of this year racing for Bulgaria. The Daily Skier profiled a Bulgarian cross country skiing talent last year More relevant to the story of today, Nancy is one extremely fit individual representing what is rapidly becoming a must-have for an elite cross country skier in order to succeed – a body with a very high ratio of muscles & a low fat count. Ms Okoro says that started to work on her core muscles some 4 years ago and works specifically on her abs some 2-3 hours each week. For statistical purposes, Nancy is 169cm and weighs some 55 kilograms. Her latest muscle mass measurentns gave her 48.7 % - basically, off the charts , half of her…
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Best Skiers:  What Eyewear Do They Prefer ( Part 1, Ladies Edition)

Best Skiers: What Eyewear Do They Prefer ( Part 1, Ladies Edition)

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Eyewear is important. For skiers spending umpteen hours on the glittering snow it is, quite simply, indispensable part of the equipment. Yet "shades" are more than working instrument - hardly anything is more fashionable and is better known to make a statement about its owner - and that's the fact. We ain't going to delve into differences between materials used, sponsorship deals and other important but need-proper-research trivia that may or may not be of interest to you. We just aim to educate "skiing masses", so to speak, as to what their favorite athlete prefers - whenever we managed to identify not just the brand, but the specific model too, it will be mentioned as well All photos for this piece were taken during the Lahti Games at the beginning…
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Madshus, Part 2  – Your Questions Answered. Some Of Them, At Least

Madshus, Part 2 – Your Questions Answered. Some Of Them, At Least

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Questions that you always wanted to ask - now answered by the Madshus pros: - Bjorn Ivar Austrem, R & D director - Per Wiik who runs both racing and marketing departments – and Nils Hult, Madshus CEO himself: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjzuCvLg6Nd/?taken-by=daily_skier - We all all know there are great skis and not-so great skis. Some ( many) medals were won even in the last season not on the newest skis, but on those 2-3, even 5 years old ( not specifically Madshus – we are talking all leading manufacturers here) How come ”great skis” can't be replicated en masse? - There are, obviously, external factors such as different snow, humidity, altitude etc. etc. But let's assume there are skis that “just run great always” as per their happy owner. There are…
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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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How One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

How One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

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Many a skier have heard by now of StaffanStaven, shock absorbing poles from Northern Sweden By placing carefully calibrated springs into carbon fiber tubes that are attached to original poles, StaffanSTAVEN helps to offset unfortunate effects - the price we all pay for our love of skiing on hard surface and, especially, rollerskiing. Yes, it's about taking away the pain in elbows, shoulders and wrists - and yes, the StaffanStaven tech works! A picture is worth a thousand words - while a video is, presumably, worth, ten thousand - so to get a basic concept, please watch this video featuring Dr.Gunnar Winroth. Winroth, an experienced Orthopedic surgeon, who dealt with trauma most of his career ( and still does - he keeps his medical practice running!) had developed a concept…
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