Like An Olympian

On training: Now, I'm on snow. But from June through December, I was primarily dry-land training, which consisted of a lot
We all know that getting a good night's sleep can really make a big difference the next day. You wake up feeling refreshed
In Chu's rigorous training on and off the rink, she focuses on core and lower-body moves -- 'cause when she's making her way across the ice in a game, someone's usually right on her tail.
Music is an amazing tool for athletes to use when they are getting ready to train or compete.
I don't really listen to music while I'm warming up to compete, as I like taking in the sounds and the scenes on race day. I do, however, blast music with my teammates as we're getting ready to leave for our venue.
In this video brought to us by AsapScience, we get to take a look inside a variety of those diets, from a cross-country skier's
These songs are just fun. Some have faster beats, some slower, but all are great to sing to and energize me.
For people who excel, she explained, there's always a bit more to do. "One girl yelled, 'Pasta!' It was her favorite meal
Anderson credits yoga practice with helping her stay physically and mentally strong, and she's not the only one who feels
Do you get any downtime? I have gotten better at taking a step back and decompressing a bit. Over the years I have taken
One staple of Clark's workout routine is Hamstring Swissball Curls, which build glutes, quad and core stability while boosting balance. Working these body parts helps her keep control of the board and manage those icy bumps.
I love songs that have a high tempo and lyrics that I can make into motivating phrases in my head.
In addition to being in great shape, what kind of role do diet and nutrition play? Nutrition is huge for us. We work with
And how does it feel to have been the first nominee to the team? That was kind of surreal. I knew I was capable of having
In order for ski jumpers to nail their landings (and heal up from injuries!), it's essential to build up strong legs with moves like the hamstring-toning Romanian Dead Lifts. In regular training, Hendrickson routinely pairs quad-focused moves like squats with RDLs.
Tumbling down a mogul course would probably turn most of us into a giant (black-and-blue) snowball. But Kearney maintains grace under pressure with the help of dedicated strengthening to her quads and core.
Starting with last night's Opening Ceremonies, it's safe to say the biggest Winter Olympics fans among us may be tempted