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How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Skeleton

Posted by Ramona Braganza

February 14, 2014 at 9:16 AM


A fast sliding sport that has athletes riding a small sled down a frozen track, lying face down, and experiencing forces up to 5G!  This sport requires an explosive push start as sleds accelerate from a dead stop to full speed in 40 meters. Athletes train to develop their speed, strength, and explosiveness by combining olympic lifting with weighted and un-weighted jumps.

Ramona Braganza's Olympic Skeleton Tip:

To train like a Skeleton Olympic athlete, try this deep squat to plyometric jump to improve your speed, strength and explosiveness. Not to mention that this will shape and tone your legs!


Yes Wellness Supplement Recommendation:

To train like a Skeleton olympic athlete, Yes Wellness recommends supplementing with a pre-workout. A skeleton athlete needs to rev up in order to explode into the fast speeds that their sport requires. The benefits of a pre-workout include:

  • Sustained energy
  • Energy lasts for a longer time
  • Improved focus
  • Fatigue fighter

Check back tomorrow to read more about Ramona's tip on how to train like a short track olympic athlete.

Topics: Fitness, Nutrition

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