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They Do What?! Skeleton Racing: An Olympic Sport

Skeleton racing is when athletes, called sliders, race head-first, with their faces millimeters from the ground, down a steep and treacherous ice track on a small sled. Olympic sliders begin their race with a running start from the opening gate, and can reach speeds up to 80 miles/hour. Other than nerves of steel, we were curious: what does it take for athletes to get in shape for skeleton racing? Here, Athletic Trainers at the NEBH Sports Performance Center look into what makes a successful skeleton racer.

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Figure _Skating _Blog _2

Work Out Like an Olympic Figure Skater

Many of us are looking forward to watching the Olympic figure skaters as they effortlessly glide, spin and stick incredible landings. What does it take to train like a figure skater?  NEBH athletic trainers in the Sports Performance Center put together four essential exercises that you can do at home.

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Xcountry

Cross Country Skiing: The Ultimate Winter Workout

Looking for a way to get an intensive workout in while enjoying the outdoors this winter? Try cross country skiing! This Olympic sport provides an aerobic workout that utilizes your whole body by building muscle strength in your arms, back, legs and core. Get in shape before you hit the trails with these four exercises from athletic trainers in the NEBH Sports Performance Center.

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Skiier _Blog

Preventing Common Ski Injuries

Skiing is a popular winter sport that provides a number of health benefits for both the professional and casual athlete. It offers a great cardio workout while building various muscle groups including hamstrings, quadriceps, calves and hips. Additionally, it can improve balance, flexibility, agility, leg, and core strength.

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Biker _blog

Training Tips to Prevent Cycling Injuries

For cyclists, the most commonly reported injuries come from overtraining, improper bike fit and overuse. Scott Taylor, physical therapist at NEBH, avid cyclist, and program designer for the Cycling Performance Improvement Program, has the following tips to cycle safely this season.

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