Friday, January 15, 2021

Bryce & Ronnie Avalanche Safety Day is Tuesday

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Six years ago two aspiring young ski racers were killed in an avalanche during a training camp in Austria. To both preserve their memory...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: the mental game

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: pre-race warmup on snow

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Recovery

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, "Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves." In...

Taylor: Parker Biele is my hero

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You might be asking, “Who the heck is Parker Biele and why does she deserve hero status?” Or, you might be asking, “I know...

Taylor: The real fear in ‘fear of failure’ — Part III

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In the Part I in my series, Fear of Failure, I introduced you to the epidemic presence of fear of failure in ski racing....

Taylor: Fear of total failure – Part II

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In my last post, Fear of Failure: Part 1, I discussed the sad epidemic of fear of failure that I find to be rampant...

Taylor: Fear of failure – Part I

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After the abrupt end of the last race season, everyone in the ski racing community is “jonesing” to get back on the hill to...

The Achilles tendon: a skier’s most neglected point of weakness

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I love writing on topics that combine injury rehabilitation, skiing, and current events. With real-life Achilles himself, American Olympic alpine skier Steve Nyman, recently...

Taylor: Fall matters more than ever — make it count!

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It’s hard to believe the summer, what I consider Phase I of the ski racing prep period, is over. This summer was especially difficult...

Pritchard: Some of my favorite movements for the alpine athlete

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It's important to remember that athletics often require an array of strength, power, mobility and stability across multiple planes of motion. Often times we can get carried away with the weight on the bar or the speed at which we are training but neglect which direction we are going.

Costa: COVID-19 is the largest injury risk ever posed to skiers

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A combination of risk factors including high skiing speed, athlete strength, equipment, snow conditions, course/terrain changes, and the risk-consuming attitudes of a skier makes skiing one of the most dangerous sports.

Cutting Edge: How one ski racer survived a life-threatening ski laceration

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Victor Wiacek tells the harrowing story of a routine ski crash and how it led to a life-threatening ski laceration. Victor almost lost his life, saved by coaches, ski patrol and medical staff who were trained and ready to respond. Now he's working on a solution to try to prevent future accidents. More photos included (strong stomach required).

Watching video is great off-season mental training

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Watching videos of yourself and World Cup racers is a powerful tool for strengthening important mental muscles such as confidence, intensity, and focus.

Money in the bank, baby: Start making confidence deposits this summer

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In one of my final post this past season, I exhorted you to buy into the notion that Next Season Starts…NOW! With the start...

Make your mind stronger every time you do conditioning

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If you’re at all committed as a ski racer, with the past winter well behind us, you have begun a rigorous physical conditioning program the goal of which is to have you in the best shape of your life when the new season starts later this year.

Barbara Ann Cochran: The Dos and Don’ts of being a supportive parent

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When it come to parenting, the 1972 Olympic slalom champion's famed pedigree has given her a unique perspective

Mental imagery is your most powerful prep-period mental training

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Mental imagery is the key to success year-round, and something that can easily be practiced at home.

Managing return to snow after long layoff

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While returning to snow remains a mystery for some, it has already arrived for others.

With off-season training, you pay now or pay later

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The off-season is now underway and you are probably hitting the gym and, hopefully, hitting the slopes soon as well some time in the...

Next season starts … NOW!

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Editor's Note: This is an encore presentation of a previously published article that never gets old. The race season is finally over. After a long...

Dig Deep 2020: ELITEAM’s new 12-week online summer program has arrived

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Kelley and Doug Lewis have developed a “complete athlete” program that brings all of the best elements of ELITEAM summer camps to your doorstep.

Coach’s Corner: Strength is the Key to Speed

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Today's fastest skiers are also some of the strongest the sport has ever known.

A Ski Racer’s Quarantined Workout – Part 2

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Nothing outside of ski racing itself can emulate the actions and forces one encounters while slicing through slalom gates or flying down a super G course, but we can do ourselves an extraordinary favor and better prepare for these circumstances through effective training methods.
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