Ahh yes, the annual Regional Elite Group Camp. The first two days of this camp can be brutal, kicking things off with a 3000m running time-trial on the track, followed early the next morning by strength testing. A new component was added to this year’s tests: the ski erg.
I’m pretty sure my sister Martha spends more time on an Erg in one day than I have in my life, but still, this ski erg is brutal. It’s just like a rowing erg, except vertical and you’ve got to double-pole as fast as possible, without the satisfaction of actually going anywhere. Ouch.
Other components of the CXC Strength Testing protocol are pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, dips, and box jumps. Check out CXC Skiing on Facebook to see some of the top CXC strength testing results. While you’re at it, become friends with CXC Skiing to get regular updates on the latest team news.
Karl Nygren, light on his feet, busting out over 90 box jumps in 90 seconds.
Here’s the full 2010 Men’s CXC Summer Training Team: Gregg, Eric, Santi, Karl, Dougie D, and Kuz.