do you xc ski and xc ski skate (free style) as cross training?
It seems to me that the body position of a unicyclist is closer to that of a xc skier than of a runner or bicyclist. If the unicyclists position is such then xc skiers should spend more time unicycling?
My view you see, what is your view.
I am in training for the 09-10 xc ski season here in the Tahoe area of CA, USA
You are probably right about the body position, but I think it’s even more so for Telemarking. The core strength for a dynamic telemark turn is a lot like what you use as you turn a unicycle, and even more pronounced as you swoop a big wheel (my biggest right now is a 29er).
Body position aside, I think the muscle groups in the legs are very different. My legs feel much different after skiing than they do after unicycling.
Oddly enough, I got into unicycling as cross-training for whitewater canoe racing. Canoe is about balance and power, and unicycling was recommended as good for balance and separation of upper and lower body. In the winter, I XC classic quite a bit, also as cross-training. But I have to agree, the biggest place I notice unicycling benefits is teleskiing. We’re quite close- I’m in Truckee…edg