miun.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Upper body in cross-country skiing
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. (Nationellt Vintersportcentrum / Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3814-6246
Responsible organisation
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of 2nd International Congress Mountain, Sport and Health 18-20 October 2007, Rovereto, Italy., 2007Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Cross-country skiing is one of the most demanding endurance sports. The skiers compete on hilly tracks with a combination of steep uphill, flatter parts and downhill segments, which often are technically very demanding. This imposes coordinative as well as physiological challenges due to the perpetual changes between, and utilisation of, different skiing techniques, each involving the upper and lower body to various extents. During the last decade there has been an enhanced emphasize on upper body development. This has markedly improved skiers endurance and muscle strength in arm and torso region and their capability to utilize a high fraction of VO2 max in different skiing techniques. In addition, novel biomechanical development with innovative modifications of skiing techniques have also contributed to higher racing velocities, decisive for performance especially in the new sprint events and mass-start. The extensive development of elite skier�s upper body during the last years demonstrates a high potential for further adaptation and that arm muscles can adapt towards a similar level as leg muscles in well-trained c.c. skiers. The use of an integrative biomechanical and physiological approach has the potential to add important knowledge and enable further improvements of cross-country skiing performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007.
Keyword [en]
Vintersport Integrativ Fysiologi och biomekanik
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-4184Local ID: 5727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-4184DiVA: diva2:29216
Available from: 2008-12-16 Created: 2008-12-16 Last updated: 2009-07-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Holmberg, Hans Christer
By organisation
Department of Health Sciences
Sport and Fitness Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 799 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf