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Workout Like an Olympian with Mikaela Shiffrin’s Training Habits 0

Posted on March 19, 2022 by John Harris

Thanks to Google, we can find all sorts of workout routines across countless disciplines. You could try your hand at pilates, martial arts, Peloton, or Sweating to the Oldies if you love Richard Simmons’ energy. But, when it comes to training on the same level as Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin (a member of the HomeLight-sponsored US Olympic team who’s earned 47 wins in 11 years), it’s going to take dedication and adopting particular habits.

To start your path toward training like an Olympian, here are five training habits that Shiffrin swears by. Although training habits are intense, you have to remember that she’s been doing this for years! Don’t feel like you have to dive in with the same level of intensity – you can dial things up slowly over time.

Stretching and light cardio

We all know that if we’re doing a tough workout, we need to warm up. To begin her workouts, Shiffrin takes a 10 minute ride on a stationary bike. She’ll also spend some time stretching her muscles so she’s good and limber for what’s to come.

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Things That Make Skiing In Val d’Isère The Most Favorite Sport 0

Posted on December 28, 2019 by Sujain Thomas

In Val d’Isère there are lots you can do apart from skiing to make the most of your holiday. Skiing is one of the best spots for snow, not only in Europe but also all over the world. Ideally, skiing is one of the essential that you should do in Val d’Isère. 

This is because 60% of the spots are above 2,200 meters, making it all the more enjoyable.

Another interesting fact that makes skiing the favorite sport here is that the top height of the glacier is 3,456 meters.

This means that when you visit here, you will not have to worry about the availability of snow cover.

Availability of snow

Snow is available for over six months, making this place one of the most significant spots and the most favored destination for skiing in Europe, whether you visit in the last week of November or early in May. There are several reasons for such massive availability of snow in this place, making Ski Bro Val d’Isere a favorite sport.

  • Snow here sweeps in from the Atlantic almost all through the year and
  • It also creeps up from the Mediterranean at irregular intervals in abundant quantities due to the natural phenomenon called the retour d’est.

Moreover, this site also has one of the biggest artificial snowmaking plants in Europe, Le Snow Factory. This plant has the capacity of filling an Olympic-sized swimming pool with snow in as little as thirty minutes or cover an entire mountainside with 50 cm thick snow in just under a week.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Hall of Famer Tony Oliva
      July 17, 2022 | 2:15 pm
      Tony Oliva

      After waiting for 45 years after his retirement, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is finally taking his rightful place as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Before injuries cut short his Hall of Fame worthy career, Tony Oliva was one of the best hitters in baseball and combined with Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Harmen Killebrew to make the Minnesota Twins a perennial American League contender during the late 1960s.

      Discovered on the baseball fields of Cuba by a Minnesota Twin scout, Oliva came to the United States in 1961 and within three years the American League Rookie of the Year. There have been many great MLB players from Cuba, including a new generation of stars today, but it is hard to argue that there has been a better player from the island in MLB than Oliva.

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