Why we swim - why we coach

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Scott Lemley, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Sam Hain

    Sam Hain Guest

    "diablo" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<492Ab.107910> > Rock climbing? Cross country skiing?
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    > Cross-Country skiing is IMO without a doubt the most arduous of popular endurance disciplines.
    > Rock climbing is not a continuous activity, and therefore i don't think you could compare them.
    >

    yes, but skiing still involves a natural movement of your legs akin to running or walking. and again
    you can a) breath when you want to and
    b) have negligible restitance to overcome (unless going uphill)
     


  2. Diablo

    Diablo Guest

    "Sam Hain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "diablo" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<492Ab.107910> > Rock
    climbing? Cross country skiing?
    > >
    > > Cross-Country skiing is IMO without a doubt the most arduous of popular endurance disciplines.
    > > Rock climbing is not a continuous activity, and therefore i don't think you could compare them.
    > >
    >
    > yes, but skiing still involves a natural movement of your legs akin to running or walking. and
    > again you can a) breath when you want to and
    > b) have negligible restitance to overcome (unless going uphill)

    negligible resistance? snow? add to all this the equipment and heavy restrictive clothing, the
    temperature in which you exercise, and you'll see why the greatest endurance athletes (in popular
    sports) are cross country skiiers. this is widely accepted in the field of exercise physiology.
     
  3. Diablo

    Diablo Guest

    "diablo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    the greatest endurance athletes (in popular sports) are cross country
    > skiiers. this is widely accepted in the field of exercise physiology.

    just as a reply to myself, perhaps this is because the father of Exercise Physiology, Astrand, and
    the basis for the growth of the study was conducted in Scandanavia? However, documented notable
    endurance characteristics, (various cardiovascular/respiratory as well as muscle properties) are
    uniformly extreme for high-level and elite participants in this sport.

    Then again, is this an effect of, or a reason that they do so well in, this sport. Compared to other
    locomotary sports however, i stand by X-Country skiing being the most challenging.
     
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