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 a bit monotonous year after year.

Fortunately, Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) has just the program that shares all of 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. 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 will have access to 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 to be 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. At the start of each training period a fresh plan for the next four weeks is laid out. 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, strengths days. You will learn a wide range of tips and tricks on how 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 follow 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 a more efficient skier, 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 and 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. Through CXC’s Personal Coaching membership, skiers have access to in-person training evaluation and adjustment (also available via video), a personalized training plan, email and phone communication with a coach.

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

Consider a video coach for personalized ski technique analysis, a VO2 Max Test to calculate heart rate training zones, or a one-on-one technique lesson on a full size rollerski 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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