What is CXC Academy?

Come spring after a season of racing or during the mid-summer grind of training, starting the same old training plan or workouts can become monotonous year after year.

Fortunately, Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) has just the program that shares its training tips, tricks, and secrets by providing professional training plans for cross-country skiers of all ages and skill levels. For over a decade now, CXC Academy has been a valuable tool for athletes and coaches around the nation and internationally. So whether a skier is a beginner looking to finish their first 5k, a Master skier training for a big ski event, or simply looking to improve overall strength and fitness, CXC Academy has a training program to meet these goals.

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CXC Academy is a membership-based program. As a subscribing member, you can access training plans and videos CXC Academy publishes monthly.

You can decide on three different training plans based on annual hours of training. The plans are written as a blueprint and a guide for your training. Many weeks can be done as scheduled or adjusted depending on your weekly schedule.

The 12-month training year is broken into 13 training periods of 28 days each. A new plan for the next four weeks is laid out at the start of each training period. Receive detailed workouts with instructions for implementation for every week of the month. All plans will help to keep you on track: L1 to L5 workouts, intensity days, over-distance days, and strength days. In addition, you will learn a wide range of tips and tricks to enhance your training. Depending on the plan, expect to commit to at least 3-6 training sessions per week to ensure the programs’ goals are met.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are joining CXC Academy in the middle of the year, we strongly suggest starting with Training Period 1 – which runs throughout April and May – and following it for two weeks before transitioning to the current Training Period you are in.

“CXC Academy is a membership-based program designed for anyone from entry-level skiers looking to become more efficient skiers, to citizen racers, to junior skiers hoping to qualify for Junior Nationals, as well as all levels of coaches and instructors,” – said Gusev, CXC Executive Director.

In addition to training plans, CXC Academy offers monthly ski-specific strength workout videos. It has an extensive video library with ski technique videos, training and recovery tips, equipment demonstrations, and wax room videos. There are new video offerings published each month.

Personalized Training Options

The newest CXC Academy membership enhancement is the Personal Coaching option. The membership provides a personalized training plan and email and phone communication with a coach.

Not quite ready to dive in but looking for ways to improve?

Consider a VO2 Max Test to calculate heart rate training zones or a one-on-one technique lesson on a full-size roller ski treadmill or outdoors.

To learn more about CXC Academy and how it can help you improve your cross-country skiing, visit www.cxcacademy.com.

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