Thanks for some great replies!
High reps didn’t suprise me because they are training for endurance but being powerful enough to pull out that last sprint + keeping posture during the entire race.
I don’t think I’ll start iceskating anytime soon but I was interested anyway.
I can also vaguely remember some newsfootage of a summercamp for iceskaters in Italy. They jumped from one leg to another whilst climbing a hill. That also makes one hell of a cardio. Maybe that is an idea for cutting-season to try.
Any other remarks or suggestions are much appreciated!
The endurance stuff applies to the athletes involved in longer distances, but the short sprint group doesn’t…or should I say…shouldn’t be training that way. They should be doing alot of power and max strenth work.
I think it is worth mentioning that when you see an athlete in a particular sport in the Olympics, they have sacrificed years of their lives to train full-time for one reason…to win. If you had the time and resources that many of these athletes do, you might look just like them. But in the end, you might not be as good an athlete as them…there is a reason the are Olympic athletes.