Cross-fit through cross-country skiing – Workshop
Valentin Vukov, Georgy Palakarski, Petar Iankov, Krastiyo Zgurovski
Cross-country skiing is a cyclic type of sport (with a simple motor structure), which makes is very popular among clients of all age groups (from children to elderly people). The simplicity of the motor structure of exercises makes it possible for people with different range of coordination abilities to practice it and provides opportunities for well-balanced complex training. In contrast to sports practiced indoors, its advantage lies in the fact that physical training is done in the open air which greatly increases the training effect and provides good opportunities for recreation and recuperation.
In terms of bioenergetics, skating stride is more economical than classical. It involves a greater number of muscles group and allows freedom of movement, which leads to a better effect of the training session.
Our loading program helps to master separate technical skills and provides a well-balanced loading of students, in order to increase their functional and physical abilities. The program aims not only at the improvement of our clients’ skiing technique, but through various technical skills (cross-country strides) we achieve an overall physical improvement. In order to control and measure loading reliably, we add pulse tester to our clients’ technical equipment. This allows the instructor to adjust the training program to the individual needs of students. This approach is a good prerequisite for increasing skiers’ functional capacity.
Authors: Valentin Vukov, Georgy Palakarski, Petar Iankov, Krastiyo Zgurovski
Speaker: Ekaterina Dafovska – Olympic Champion Nagano