Skiing & Snowboarding

If you don’t do it this year, you will be one year older when you do – Warren Miller

Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing & Snowboarding

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 What Cross-Country Skiing Reveals About the Human Condition

In cross-country skiing, every single mile per hour must be earned. You pump your arms and legs against an endless and relentless resistance. When cross-country skiers run into a steep incline, they refuse the petty shortcut of a ski lift. Instead, they suffer their way up.

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Ready to hit the slopes this winter? If you spend most of your week cooped up at a desk, weekend ski and snowboard trips could leave you with strained muscles and a sore back. But with the right preparation, including strengthening your hamstrings, quadriceps, back and core, you won’t have to risk injury or suffer from the usual aches and pains, says Mike Morin...

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