Winter athletes often enroll themselves in competitions to test their skills, they learn from both their failures and successes.
The bi-annual FIS World Ski Championships are taking place from Feb. 5-17, 2013 and showcases the very best from countries across the globe.
Year round training is needed to keep these sports enthusiasts in top form, and many use devices to help them accomplish their goals. Downhill, Slalom and Super-G athletes will require slight modifications to the training schedules. One thing they all need, is to take part in cardio sessions to keep their endurance levels high.
Garmin's fitness products are designed to help with the training process, they measure the energy output from an athlete based on; distance, time, speed and heart rate. These values will determine whether the user is working at optimum performance. The Virtual Partner feature on some of the Forerunner and Edge models monitors the pace of the athlete in comparison to the desired pace level.
The need to be just that little bit faster or to have a smoother run is imperative in these extremely competitive championships. A second place finish may be the difference of a millisecond!
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