StrengthTechniqueTrainingBiomechanical Analysis of Double Poling in Elite Cross-Country Skiers

FasterSkier FasterSkierSeptember 18, 20092

USSA has posted the article “Biomechanical Analysis of Double Poling in Elite Cross-Country Skiers” by Hans-Christer Holmberg, Stefan Lindinger, Thomas Stoggl, Erich Eitzlmair, and Erich Muller.  Holmberg is part of the  Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and the Åstrand Laboratory, Stockholm University College of Physical Education and Sports, Stockholm, Sweden.  The other authors work with Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology, University of Salzburg, Austria and  the Christian Doppler Laboratory Salzburg,
Austria.

From the article abstract:

Purpose: To further the understanding of double poling (DP) through biomechanical analysis of upper and lower body movements during DP in cross-country (XC) skiing at racing speed. Methods: Eleven elite XC skiers performed DP at 85% of their maximal DP velocity (V85%) during roller skiing at 1° inclination on a treadmill. Pole and plantar ground reaction forces, joint angles (elbow, hip, knee, and ankle), cycle characteristics, and electromyography (EMG) of upper and lower body muscles were analyzed.

The entire article is available for download in PDF form here from the USSA website.

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