What's ratio of arms / legs in skiing?

Talk about upcoming events

Moderator: Moderator Group

User avatar
JeffOYB
Ski Forum God
Posts: 1395
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:44 pm
Location: Williamston, MI
Contact:

What's ratio of arms / legs in skiing?

Postby JeffOYB » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:34 pm

How much power or speed comes from each part?

Maybe there are overall breakouts for classic vs skating. I suppose the WC level is different from citizen, since it seems like a lot of citizen classic races are doublepole fests.

My vague recollection is something like legs/arms 60/40...
Jeff Potter
http://OutYourBackDoor.com
indie outdoor adventure, culture, heritage
...bikes, boats, skis, luggage, media & more!

User avatar
dcpattie
xcskiforum 50K
Posts: 197
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:33 pm
Location: Nordic Virginia

Re: What's ratio of arms / legs in skiing?

Postby dcpattie » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:42 pm

How would you classify the core/torso (arms or legs)? I think the core/torso plays a major role - especially in double poling. Those marathon DP races are very fast!
Dave in Nordic Virginia

User avatar
Magnus Johansson
World Cup
Posts: 699
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:21 am
Location: Sweden
Contact:

Re: What's ratio of arms / legs in skiing?

Postby Magnus Johansson » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:25 am

dcpattie wrote:How would you classify the core/torso (arms or legs)?

That's an interesting question, Dave. Like you say, the torso is very important in generating and maintaining speed although it is of course distributed between legs and arms. The ratio is dependent on the technique and gear that is used: One Skate is a lot through the arms; Diagonal Stride, a lot of leg work.

User avatar
JeffOYB
Ski Forum God
Posts: 1395
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:44 pm
Location: Williamston, MI
Contact:

Re: What's ratio of arms / legs in skiing?

Postby JeffOYB » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:36 am

interesting. so maybe it's not arms or legs. it's: arms / core / legs.

how about upperbody vs legs

i've read that the abs are the only muscles that can be weight-trained daily because they don't work like regular muscles, something like that

maybe there's something here about how bike racers do in XC skiing compared to canoe racers...
Jeff Potter
http://OutYourBackDoor.com
indie outdoor adventure, culture, heritage
...bikes, boats, skis, luggage, media & more!


Return to “Races and Racing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests