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How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Ski Jumping

Posted by Ramona Braganza

February 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM

train_like_an_olympian_ski_jumpAthletes ski down ramps that have them travelling 1230 feet and dropping 64 stories in 20 seconds. Getting height in their takeoff is crucial! To train like a ski jumping Olympian in the gym, athletes launch as high as possible off a raised platform while their coaches spot their hips. These imitation jumps train power in their legs needed for their sport.

Ramona Braganza's Olympic Ski Jumping Tip:

Plyometric training is a great tool to include in your weekly program when training like an Olympian. Try adding it as a warm up to legs days. Include straight jumps, lateral jumps , broad jumps and jumps for height to get the leg up on your training.

Yes Wellness Supplement Recommendation:

The intensity and impact of ski jumping can do a toll on your body. Supplementing with a branch chained amino acid (BCAA) can help reduce muscle soreness, enance endurance, and eliminate fatigue when training like a ski jumping olympian.  

Check back tomorrow to learn how to train like a freestyle skiier



Topics: Fitness, Nutrition

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