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Got balance?

Balance is a key element of efficient, enjoyable cross-country skiing. While some contend they simply do not possess balance, don’t be a victim of this belief. Balance is trainab ...

The core of cross country conditioning

The expanded concept of core has been coined the pillar and consists of scapula, trunk and the hip complex. The goal of a functional core stability and mobility training program ex ...

Seize the season: Shift to ski conditioning

Calling all foothill endurance athletes to mix it up this winter — rather than riding around in the rain in a soggy chamois and running in soaked socks — check out cross countr ...

Century cycling: Avoid the ache

Lower back pain on the bike is a common complaint, but in most cases, it’s avoidable. Generally, lower back pain on the bike is attributed to one or a combination of factors ...

Placer can’t chase down Colfax

The Colfax High football team played a near-perfect first half Friday night at Le Febvre Stadium. The Falcons defended their lead throughout a smashmouth second half and drained th ...

Young gets better with age

COLFAX — Austin Young is perfectly honest when it comes to his relationship with Colfax High football coach Tony Martello. “I would say it’s bittersweet,” Young said. The t ...

Perfect the pedal stroke

The key to an efficient pedal stroke is minimizing the dead spot at the top and bottom of the pedal stroke. The stroke is best described by using the clock analogy. From 12 o&rsquo ...

Get the right fit for the long haul

A proper bike fit is paramount to attain an efficient pedal stroke, balance comfort and power while also insuring responsive bike handling. Optimum performance is achieved by placi ...

Fall for a century

Fall is century bike riding season, with numerous organized rides taking place from the coast to the Sierra crest. Ideal temperatures and gentle fall sunshine enhance the experienc ...