Thursday, October 14, 2021

Registration now open and dryland training starting

Registration is now open for DN Adult Programs this winter!

We will have instructional programs for Athletic Beginners, skill development for Intermediate skiers, and fitness/interval training for advanced skiers.

We're not sure though on which nights we will run programs and we may run some stuff on the weekends.   We are also need to see what COVID-19 restrictions will be in place, but we are fairly sure we will be running some good programs this winter.

We will have some dryland training at Garbage Dump Hill every Thursday at 6:30 starting on October 21st until the snow flies (you must be registered to attend these workouts).   Meet on the North side.

Be sure to email me first before coming out to dryland training!  ( Steve _ scoles at hotmail )

Here is the link to register!

Downtown Nordic - Transition to Skiing - Episode 1

Katrina (DN Athletic Beginner Head Coach) and Steve (less important person) show you some basic things you can do to improve your core stability and be ready for some great skiing this winter!

Downtown Nordic - Ski-walking/striding/bounding progressions - Episode 2

Katrina shows you how to progress through 4 different levels!

A few years back, we had Twila from Pure Fitness show us some really good strength exercises to make our bodies very resilient.   

It's best to add these exercises into your regime gradually -- they don't seem like much when you first do them, but then the next day, you realize they strengthen all of your muscles that are very weak!!

Do a few light reps of these your first time and see how your body feels the next day before building up to more reps.

After 4 or 5 weeks (of doing these twice a week), you could build up to 6 to 10 reps of each exercise.

Again, be really gradual as you add these in.   

I have been doing these exercise once or twice every week for 9 years and it's really allowed me to be quite injury-free over that time.  But I always do a good warm-up and never push myself very hard with them -- just a modest workout that helps balance my body with everything else I do.