Biomechanical and energetic determinants of technique selection in classical cross-country skiing.

  title={Biomechanical and energetic determinants of technique selection in classical cross-country skiing.},
  author={Barbara Pellegrini and Chiara Zoppirolli and Lorenzo Bortolan and Hans-Christer Holmberg and Paola Zamparo and Federico Schena},
  journal={Human movement science},
  volume={32 6},
Classical cross-country skiing can be performed using three main techniques: diagonal stride (DS), double poling (DP), and double poling with kick (DK). Similar to other forms of human and animal gait, it is currently unclear whether technique selection occurs to minimize metabolic cost or to keep some mechanical factors below a given threshold. The aim of this study was to find the determinants of technique selection. Ten male athletes roller skied on a treadmill at different slopes (from 0… CONTINUE READING

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