In contrast to downhill skiing, which turns gravity into motion, cross-country
requires muscle power.
Regardless of method, practitioners quickly learn that cross-country
skiing is an ideal sport for heightening fitness.
The workout is excellent and experts agree that cross-country
skiing is among the most aerobically complete activities due to the high level of involvement and intensity of the upper body muscles, as well as the lower body.
In track & field and cross-country
where quarters of an inch and hundredths of a second separate winning from losing, visualization can provide the difference.
Still, a growing number of business owners in the cross-country
ski industry claim that the competition is unfair.
Now Johnston is preparing to compete at an even higher level - NCAA Division I - as his first cross-country
season with UC Irvine approaches.
4X4 walking techniques were derived from my experience as a certified cross-country
Christopher Reeve, Hollywood's former "man of steel," was paralyzed during the cross-country
part of a combined event.
Even beginning cross-country
skiers soon learn to anticipate the snow's condition based on its color and amount of shade.
Cold Fusion Foods proudly co-sponsors the Bud Light California State Cross-Country
Championship Series beginning April 15 and 16, 2000 at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area in Castaic, CA.
MAMMOTH LAKES - There are a lot of reasons to try cross-country
skiing: It's cheaper, less intimidating, less crowded and better exercise than downhill skiing.
Some of Yosemite's mountaineering-school instructors work winters at Badger Pass - teaching visitors snowshoeing, cross-country
skiing or telemark skiing, as well as downhill and snowboarding.
The course starts at the lower end of the campus and crosses to the back of the school before hitting part of the old cross-country
trail and finishing inside the football stadium.
The objective of cross-country
skiing competitions is to traverse a set distance in the minimum time.
On Friday Byron Vouga's lifelong dream will come true when the 30-year-old high school teacher embarks on a cross-country