Physical Skiing

Physical Skiing

by Neil E. Wolkodoff

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Physical Skiing is the first book to thoroughly address the physical training and performance needs of alpine skiers. All skiers want to ski better, avoid injury and ski for a lifetime. As the population gets older, conditioning will be a crucial element in enabling skiers more days per year. While improvements in equipment and hill grooming have made it easier to ski, it also means a change in how you train for skiing. Physical Skiing explores these relationships so you can be better prepared to ski longer and better each day.

This format of blending science and practical application means the book applies to the recreational skier all the way to the medical community. Each chapter is a blend of research, photos, information and critical points forming self-contained technical and practical applications to the particular topic, whether ergonomic equipment advantages or resistance training. After reading Physical Skiing, you will be able to efficiently organize your physical training for better results in your available time. Also, you will learn tips and tricks with equipment and nutrition to make your skiing better and more enjoyable.

Chapters include:
• Better Skiing is Physical Skiing
• Understanding The Ski Turn
• Energy System Use in Skiing and Training Programs
• Strength/Power Use in Skiing and Training Programs
• Flexibility In Skiing
• Exercise & Physiological Assessments
• Training Program Progressions
• Injury Prevention in Skiing
• Ergonomics, Making Skiing Easier on The Body
• Fuel For Skiing
• Training Equipment Listing/Comparison
• Glossary

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158958298
Publisher: KickPoint Press
Publication date: 01/25/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,163,369
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Neil E. Wolkodoff, Ph.D., sport scientist, trains both professional and amateur athletes. He has trained a variety of athletes including NFL, NHL and MLB and Olympic athletes for over 15 years. A former performance consultant for the Denver Broncos, the Denver Nuggets and the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, Wolkodoff now devotes his efforts to aiding recreational and professional athletes improve their performance. He holds a number of certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine. Wolkodoff has extensive experience as a ski racer, instructor and ski coach.

He is a former contributing editor for the American Council on Exercise and past editor for the American College of Sports Medicine. Additionally, he was the State Director for NSCA and served on the certification committees for ACE, ACSM and NSCA. Wolkodoff is the Medical Program Director for the Colorado Center for Health & Sport Science, in Denver, Colorado.

His numerous awards and accolades include being twice awarded State Director of the Year from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, "80 People in Fitness to Watch in The 90's" by Fitness Management Magazine, and Self Magazine noting Wolkodoff as "one of the best exercise physiologists in the business." His EnergyZone program won the prestigious Nova 7 Award for the best innovation in exercise assessment and prescription.

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