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Training Tips from Winter Olympic Athletes

SHAPE magazine spoke with a few of Vancouver’s most talked about competitors to get the skinny on how they train and stay motivated.

Jennifer Rodriguez (Speed Skater) – “For strong legs, I tie a resistance band around my ankles and take 10 big steps to the right leading with my right foot, then repeat it to the left, leading with my left foot.”

Gretchen Bleiler (Snowboarder) – “Have a specific goal every time you hit the gym, this way your workouts have built-in purpose.”
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Lindsey Vonn (Alpine Ski Racer) – “I swear by this core move: sit on a stability ball with your feet on the floor and have a friend toss a weighted ball to you. Catch it as you lean back, then throw it to her as you crunch up.”
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Angela Ruggiero (Ice Hockey Defenseman) – “Sprint intervals – going all out, then scaling back – help you push hard when you need to, and they strengthen your heart and lungs.” “Before a game I blast the Black Eyed Peas and Beyoncé and we all dance around and sing. It puts me in the zone to perform.”
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Tanith Belbin (Ice Dancer) – “Don’t worry about beating someone else. Concentrate on your goals and you’ll succeed.”

For more tips from these athletes and more check out the February issue of SHAPE on newsstands now.


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