With almost all of us spending most of the day home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those of us who are ultra endurance athletes or adventurers
Kylee Toth, a professional ski mountaineer and elite athlete in the Näak family, has written you an incredible piece for ski season preparation. Here are 5 key strength exercises you should do to get primed for ski season and the reason why they will get you going up and down the hill faster.
Not only is Kylee one of Näak’s elite ambassadors, but she is also a professional skier who competes on the Canadian Ski Mountaineering National Team. Some of her accomplishments include top female ski mountaineer racing athlete in Canada in 2015, North American female spring champion in 2016 and more recently, claimed the fastest known time on Mount Columbia in 2020! Not to mention she is a 3x winning Canadian Ski Mountaineering Champion.
After a successful taper, you will feel refreshed, sharp, and ready to tackle the race. One of our phenomenal ambassadors, Marie-Eve Trottier, talked to us about how you should taper in the future. By following these four general rules, you can complete your next taper in the healthiest, happiest manner.
We've all been there, race day, and you've got a few hours left before you toe the line. Soon after that point, like clockwork every time, your mind starts cranking out all the unfortunate possibilities. Thoughts of "what-ifs" will inevitably creep into your mind no matter how many times you've placed that bib number on your chest. This is a completely natural feeling. As uncomfortable as it may be, it's simply how we prepare for what's in store. Luckily for you, we've got 3 excellent tips to help keep your mind and body ready for toeing the line on race day.