Seder-Skier Podcast Episode 3

Ryan Sederquist gets confused trying to interpret a couple of scientific studies, plus we reveal the sports which made it into the 64-team bracket, “The Hardest Sport in the World.” Relationships between body composition, body dimensions, and peak speed in cross country sprint skiing (2010) – Stoggl, Enqvist, Muller, Holmberg Control of Speed during the […]

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Season in review: Part 1 – Fall

I originally intended on posting all of the contents of my journal and training journal. I’ve decided however, to give some of the training details as well as some “brief” thoughts and reflections. Hopefully, for those who enjoy an inside look at a serious athlete’s day-to-day life, this will prove to be edifying. In that […]

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Study guide for our last podcast….Where are we at in the present research relating to strength/weight and power/weight relationships in skiing and cycling? Read on!

These pages provide the backdrop of scientific research relating to strength and power measurements as they relate to specific biological processes and measurements (i.e. Vo2 Max, body mass, surface area, etc.). Through reading it, you will discover the need for future research in the sport of nordic skiing in using allometric scaling in measurements of […]

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SederSkier Podcast Ep. 2 – We read fan mail, answer a couple of questions, and then talk about my thesis

Here it is – episode 2 of our Sederskier podcast. We promised we would get into discussing some hardcore scientific literature and we followed through by tiptoeing around the subject of strength/weight relationships and double pole performance. More specifically, what is the correlation between upperbody strength/body mass scaled allometrically and double pole performance on flats […]

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What is the hardest sport?

Dan Cole, sports talk show personality on the Minneapolis based KFAN radio station, often reminds his listeners that he has “not only 4 years of college eligibility left, but 2 of high school as well.” Considering his own admission of a lack of intellectual prowess, I should not be bothered by some of his opinions. […]

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The “Nordic Gene” Part 1 – What is the ideal body/athlete for nordic skiing?

I just finished reading David Epstein’s “the Sports Gene,” which is a fabulous narrative on a man’s search for the underlying answer to the great nature vs. nurture debate. Epstein scours the globe, literally, as well as its experts, finding root causes for why Jamaica churns out Olympic sprinter after Olympic sprinter and no one […]

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