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by Michael_A
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How's the season going?
Replies: 33
Views: 1873

Re: How's the season going?

Aligning skis is easy and cheap. Just loosen the bolts in both the front and back axles, clamp the two wheels in between two straight boards (ensuring the wheels are forced to be parallel and in alignment) then tighten the axles while the wheels are clamped. It takes about a minute and costs nothing.
by Michael_A
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Double Poling Question

Pat, my understanding is that double polling is not comparable to running; you want a quick strong impulse from the core and then get as much recovery time as you can (i.e. slower tempo is better).
by Michael_A
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Jenex brakes eating my shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: Jenex brakes eating my shoes

I find Jenex speed reducers work very well but they will only fit on Jenex roller skis.
by Michael_A
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 42
Views: 3853

Re: Training philosophy

Rowing vs Skiing ... there is little penalty for extra mass when you are rowing, yes? That's why they are so much bigger. If you had to row up hills, your ideal body type would be quite different. Running/Roller Skiing vs Biking ... my understanding is that as running and roller skiing are weight be...
by Michael_A
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 7355

Re: Triceps Injury

Dave, sorry to hear your injury is still there. Maybe get into some skating too (not just classic) so you can go no poles now and then? I am no expert but if you have good handles and straps, you should never have to grip the handles too much as the force is being transmitted through the straps, not...
by Michael_A
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those in-between months..
Replies: 24
Views: 8792

Re: Those in-between months..

Still in between roller ski and regular ski season here ... what do you all think is the best gym workout to keep fit for skate skiing? I am fortunate to have a ski erg (for upper body) and combined with a Stairmaster at the local gym seems like I have all the bases covered. Any other ideas?
by Michael_A
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 7355

Re: Triceps Injury

Dave,

I am not a medical person but it sounds like you are describing a tendon issue; not a muscle issue. I did some online research on elbows and the best article I could come up with is here:

http://drjuliansaunders.com/ask-dr-j-is ... revisited/

Lots of helpful stuff.

M
by Michael_A
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 7355

Re: Triceps Injury

Interesting Youtube explaining why it might not be beneficial to slam the poles down at the beginning of a double pole .... most of the propulsive force comes in the middle of the push; not the beginning.

https://youtu.be/kOjEJ4Kjrrs
by Michael_A
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 7355

Re: Triceps Injury

Just did some reading on tennis elbow, golfer's elbow and it sounds like it is important to relax the hand at the end of each poling motion. Apparently if your muscles/tendons are always engaged gripping the pole it is a lot harder on the tendons of the elbow.
by Michael_A
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 7355

Re: Triceps Injury

skiffrace, you may be right that a more gentle pole plant would help; but I am trying to duplicate skiing as closely as possible. I am relatively new to skiing and with 8 months available to roller ski and 4 (at best) to ski I want to do everything I can roller skiing to reinforce the correct habits...
by Michael_A
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 7355

Re: Triceps Injury

They are easy to install if you have done simple handwork things before. It is a lot easier to manage if you have (or can borrow) a heat gun (as opposed to a hair dryer) to melt the hot glue. Kind of satisfying to do the whole routine yourself and complete written directions come with the kit as wel...
by Michael_A
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 7355

Re: Triceps Injury

HI, I have been through exactly the same thing. Am left handed and the issue was any left elbow. The soreness would go away after a week of not poling but returned pretty quickly if I poled too much. The staffanstaven handles completely solved my problem. They are much better than the Excel tips; I ...

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