NORDIC SKIING BIOMECHANICS AND PHYSIOLOGY

  • G.A. Smith
  • H. Holmberg
Keywords: aerobic capacity, cross-country skiing, energy cost, workload distribution

Abstract

Cross-country skiing provides unique movement patterns and unique athletes for sport science research. The integration of physiology and biomechanics into research projects has provided insights into systemic solutions regarding high intensity, whole body exercise and how workload is distributed. Newly introduced ski sprint events have stimulated continued research to better understand performance and human capacity limitations.