COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DIAGONAL STRIDE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TECHNIQUE AND THE DOUBLE POLE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TECHNIQUE

Martin Pupiš, David Brünn, Ratko Pavlović

The objective of this research was to compare the diagonal stride and the double pole cross-country skiing techniques. The two chosen techniques are the alternatives used by professional cross-country skiers. The methodology was formed so that we would be able to compare altogether the 26 measurements undergone by the 7 subjects. In order to determine the significance of the differences between lactate levels after finishing the section by means of the diagonal stride and by means of double pole cross-country skiing, the Paired-Samples T Test (t, α = 0.05) was used. For the calculation of the effect size, we used Cohen’s d coefficient. The statistical analysis was carried out IBM® SPSS® Statistics V19 software. We found the statistically and materially significant differences between the average lactate values one minute after finishing the section. After the section was completed in the diagonal stride manner, 10.24 mmol.l-1 values were measured, whereas by using the double pole technique, the lactate level was 7.75 mmol.l-1,which confirmed both the statistically and materially significant differences (p<0.05, or Cohen’s d=2.15 (r=0.73)). However, we did not find any materially or statistically significant differences in the time results. Our research shows that at the comparable speed of the racer, from the point of view of energy coverage, the double pole technique seems to be more effective.

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