FINLAND FREESTYLE SKI TEAM TRAINING REGIMEN
By Mikko Ronkianen
Training on the hill -- Successful Finnish technique:
Team Finland skis flats more than you can imagine, because it is easier to concentrate and learn to ski without bumps. The similarities in the technique of Finnish skiers comes pretty much from flat skiing.
Training off the hill(summer training): Total 9 training times a week.
Aerobic training: long distance running, roller blades, interval training
Getting more power: circuit training, weight lifting in periods. Basic force period, max force period, quick force period.
Elasticity: jumping like a mad rabbit
Velocity: short track runs(10-100 metres)with reaction starts
Coordination: trampoline, roller skating(downhill with poles), skateboarding, gymnastics (good for strength too).
Flexibility: stretching every day!
Motivation to ski in the World Cup level:
Having a good time: hard times teach to practice and win
Success is a result of hard work: everyone of us has a tough head and belief in ourselves
Team spirit: cheering each other and competing at the same time, coaching each other,being happy for others' success even if you have failed.
Good Feeling: it feels good after you have done well either in training or competition
Enjoy skiing at all times!