More Fun — Better Performance Part 1

FasterSkierMay 20, 2004

Greater Experiences through specific training of skating techniques.

Technical training is still a widely neglected issue. However, only the skiers who consciously deal with the skating motion and who work methodologically are able to improve their movement competence. One of the greatest advantages of the CD-ROM is that its users can easily navigate through the menus of the different aspects of skating techniques and technical training. In the section “Methods — the exercises” each drill is described (print out possible) and directly linked to a video sequence, which illustrates the movement and the aim of the exercise (over 200 videos for the different aspects of skating). Combining quick retrieval of information and dynamic portrayal of skating movements, “Perfect Skating” is a highly practical tool for the training of skating technique.

The authors: Dr. Stefan Lindinger: Sports scientist at the Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology, University of Salzburg / Austria with the main fields advanced biomechanics / kinesiology / science of training in cross-country skiing; special focus on new methods in technical training; state-certified cross-country skiing coach; responsible in trainers’ education in Austria; technique analysis projects with the Norwegian Ski Association 1997-1999 (Coaches: Ulf Morten Aune (now sprint coach); Erik R?ste (this time’s chief coach)) for Ph.D.; cooperation (teaching in trainers’ education, training projects, research) with the ski associations of Sweden and Switzerland since 2002 and 1999, respectively.

Dr. Walter Minatti: Director of Cross Country Skiing at STAMS Skiing High School / Tyrol / Austria; Sports scientist and psychologist; main responsible for trainers’ education in Austria.

Both published the CD-Rom `Perfect Skating?:


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