Once upon a time even world class skiers had looked …a bit like elite cyclists look today. The notion back then was, ” skiers don’t use biceps much – why carry unneeded weight through the distance?’
Well, as one Nobel Laureate once said, The Times – They Are a-Changin’
Just look at the current crop of elite skiers who look like they have been trying to take on the young Arnold -at the very least to land on the pages of some “Beautiful Body” mag ( heck – some on the list below did, some more than once!)
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
Lucas Chanavat, U23 World Chamion
Ragnar Bragvin Andresen , World champion in rollersking
If you think well-defined biceps with those Cephalic veins protruding is something limited to ski sprinters, you think wrong.
Because many a long distance champ sport them as well – and, obviously, don’t see it as hindrance on the track.
Alexander Legkov, Olympic Champion
Marit Bjørgen , multiple Olympic champion
Andreas Nygaard, winner of 220km Nordenskiöldsloppet
We are not sure why modern skiers need well-toned biceps ( and, to be fair, there are plenty of today’s elite skiers who do not sport anything of a kind) – and, therefore, have decided to use Bjørgen’s very own quote, vintage of 2014:
” My upper arms are always being discussed. If they scare somebody – it’s OK by me”
Top photo courtesy of Facebook account of the Cross Country Ski Federation of Russia