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How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Freestyle Skiing

Posted by Ramona Braganza

February 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM

freestyle_skiingFreestyle Skiing has olympic athletes launching themselves off a ramp and hurling themselves 50-65 feet in the air. They perform multiple twists and turns before landing on a 30-35 degree incline snow hill. When training for freestyle skiing, athletes spend hours on the trampoline performing rotational moves along with olympic lifting to build the strength in their core. Core strength helps to manage the g-forces athletes experience along with any falls they may take.

Ramona Braganza's Olympic Freestyle Skiing Tip:

To train like an olympic freestyle skiier, include rotational exercises to workout your core. Rotational exercises will strengthen oblique muscles and help make daily functional twisting movement a breeze.

Yes Wellness Supplement Recommendation:

The natural levels of the amino acid, glutamine, decline in your body with high intensity training. Supplementing with glutamine replenishes the decline of this natural amino acid in your body while training, which supports muscle growth and helps to keep your immune system healthy and strong. 

Check back tomorrow to learn how to train like a cross country skiier.



Topics: Fitness, Nutrition

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