Handbook of Cross-Country Skiing: Olympic Handbook of Sports by Heikki Rusko

By Heikki Rusko

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VO2max is measured in l·min–1 and usually calculated per kg body weight (ml·kg–1·min–1). In cross country skiing the overall importance of l·min–1 and ml·kg–1·min–1 depends on the profile of the ski-track and on the snow condition and gliding characteristics of the skis. 8). 42 l·min–1 in 1985 at the end of his successful career. 2 l·min–1. 8 Development of VO2max of elite skiers from the 1960s to the 1990s in Sweden (from Saltin 1997) and Finland. (From Kantola & Rusko 1985 and H. 2 PHYSIOLOGY VO2max and race performance.

Thus, the pole and ski reaction forces shown in Fig. 7 did not include a component in a side-toside direction. In contrast, the skating techniques involve considerable side-to-side motion as well as in the other dimensions. To measure the threedimensional force components during skating requires knowing the direction of the reaction forces in spaceaa much more difficult determination than for the two-dimensional forces of diagonal stride. 8 illustrates this for the pole reaction force resolved into propulsive, vertical and side-to-side BIOMECHANICS 37 direction are crucial for a skier to generate and the negative components caused by drag are equally crucial to minimize.

PhD dissertation, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. Rusko, H. (1987) Effect of training on aerobic power characteristics of young cross country skiers. Journal of Sports Sciences 5, 273–286. Rusko, H. (1992) Development of aerobic power in relation to age and training in cross country skiers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 24, 1040–1047. Rusko, H. & Nummela, A. (1996) Measurement of maximal and submaximal anaerobic power. International Journal of Sports Medicine 17 (Suppl.

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