Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bode Miller drinks but trains hard

Olympic News - February 21, 2010

Bode Miller can be a loud mouth, a person who according to him drinks and goes out late before big competitions, but recently he's been finding success in International play away from Team USA. But one lesson that he did learn while skiing for America was to not do so many Nike commercials and to train using weird crazy exercises. Ever thought of doing Rock Hopping to maximize balance and power."When I came to the team in 1996, there was a big emphasis on power lifting," says McBride. "Now we're using exercises that add an element of unpredictability to simulate what really happens on the hill."Endurance: The Wheelbarrow Push
Load up your wheelbarrow with 50 pounds (22 kilograms) of stones and push it up the steepest hill in the neighborhood. No, we're not kidding. "Instead of lifting weight that is static, this teaches your body to control a dynamic load like you do in skiing," says McBride. When the stones become too easy, load up a friend. Start off two times a week with two sets of four three-minute sprints. Rest two minutes between sprints and five minutes between sets.

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