No Rest in Sight This Summer For Ski Racing Superstar Mikaela Shiffrin

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Mikaela Shiffrin enjoying the rowing part of her workout routine
Mikaela Shiffrin rowing as part of her off-season workout routine. pc: actionsportsconnection

It’s true. There’s no stopping the 24-year-old 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 4-time World Cup Champion, or at least it appears that way looking at her training schedule this summer. Just three weeks ago she posted a YouTube video showing a lengthy list of her daily ski drills, workout routines, and diet.

Now she’s back with more. This time Shiffrin’s Instagram post shares three exercises/workouts she feels are “super effective” in preparing her for enduring those “race-turn forces.”

  1. Bulgarian Split Squats. Shiffrin says, she adds in weight using kettlebells or dumbbells. She says it is “Great for building a wide range of stability and strength for the mountain.”
  2. Kettlebell Swings. She giggles over her own impression, asking if kettlebells really work. Yet Shiffrin readily admits, “…they are super effective… these really help me build strength through my posterior chain.” She particularly likes how it “helps to stabilize her lower back without overworking it.”
  3. Pilates. She uses it for a range of purposes, sometimes as an intense core workout and other times as a recovery-focused session. She confesses, “Pilates… this is just straight up nourishment for the whole body…. It’s been a godsend for me over the last few years.

For the ski racing champion, she definitely leaves no stone unturned when it comes to designing workouts that can prepare her for the hill. Check out this amazing video of her using a plyometric machine, called Pneubounder.

It’s undoubtedly going to be another exciting year to follow this superstar. Because if there’s one thing she’s shown… it’s that she and her team have the recipe for a winning formula.

Mikaela Shiffrin warming up before one of her famous workout
Mikaela Shiffrin warming up before one of her famous workout routines. pc firsttracksonline

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