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Old 05-13-2007, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Out of cursiosity, why does cross country skiing burn significantly more calories than freestyle? Is it because more of the muscles are in play during a cross country 'trip'?
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, mainly because you are putting a lot more effort into Cross Country Skiing than freestyle, because you're muscles have to work a lot harder.
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I think because it takes more endurance which therefore burns more of your body's fuel.
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You can ski down a mountain using very few of your muscles and energy however to keep moving doing cross country you really need to use your muscles rather then gravity.
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That's cool, I didn't realize that it's that much different than downhill skiing. I would love to learn to cross country ski.
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I know when I did it, i was exhausted once I was done. It takes alot out of you but when it comes to freestlye there is no comparison because honestly freestlye doesn't take as long as cross country does.
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