ERIC Number: ED284866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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High Performance Skiing. How to Become a Better Alpine Skier.
This book is intended for people who desire to improve their skiing by exploring high performance techniques leading to: (1) more consistent performance; (2) less fatigue and more endurance; (3) greater strength and flexibility; (4) greater versatility; (5) greater confidence in all skiing conditions; and (6) the knowledge to participate in serious recreational skiing. Chapter I explores high performance skiing and its fundamentals. Chapter II includes practical advice for different kinds of steep terrain and snow conditions. Chapters III, IV, and VI involve skiing powder, bumps, debris, ice and slush. Chapter V discusses free skiing, gates, mistakes, and common problems. Chapter VII offers a step-by-step approach to warming up for a day of injury-free skiing. Chapter VIII looks at common technical problems and provides drills and exercises to correct them. Chapter IX reviews ski school classes and how to get the most out of them. Chapter X reveals how to use mental direction to enhance skiing. Chapter XI presents progressive principles of training to promote health and well being. The appendix describes tuning skis and choosing boots. (MT)
Descriptors: Athletic Equipment, Competition, Exercise, Performance, Physical Fitness, Recreational Activities, Skiing
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc., Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61820 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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