Here’s How Lindsey Vonn Stays Fit with Her Intense Workout

Lindsey Vonn
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Lindsey Vonn won the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup downhill last weekend in Germany, capturing her 77th World Cup victory.

It was Vonn’s second race since returning from a broken arm in November.

Her victory didn’t stop the fit athlete from working out. She Instagrammed a pic on Jan. 26, captioning: “Back in one of my favorite places and back to my normal Thursday routine; downhill training run and media day.”

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Back in one of my favorite places and back to my normal Thursday routine; downhill training run and media day ⛷📸

A photo posted by Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) on

In November, Lindsey Vonn injured her arm, damaging her nerve while training at Copper Mountain in Colorado. She has said the pain was so severe that she couldn’t even move her hand. The athlete returned to the World Cup circuit on Jan. 15,  in the downhill race at Altenmarkt where she ranked 13th.

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Lindsey Vonn’s Workouts & Recommendations

Skying is a workout itself; still Vonn works out before she goes to ski and the cold and dark winters in Europe don’t stop her from training as early as 5:30 a.m.

Working out is the top most priority for Vonn, and she even recommends her fans to stay active by engaging themselves in some exercises. She insists that her admirers maintain consistency in workouts and consider it as a part of their routines.

She took to Instagram to share a video showing off her workouts. She captioned it: “In 2016 I put in the work…hopefully in 2017 it will pay off.” And surely it has!

In 2016 I put in the work…hopefully in 2017 it will pay off 💪🏻 #newyear

A video posted by Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) on

The four-time World Cup Champion in skiing focuses on lower body workouts. She tones her legs, hips, and butt with exercises like single leg box squats, single leg lifts, single leg hamstring curls, squats, single leg Romanian deadlifts, single leg hip-ups, and single leg step-ups.

She shared with Cosmopolitan that, when working out, she completely focuses on the exercises and enjoys doing them. This can truly be witnessed in her Instagram video, where the athlete is seen balancing while working on the quickness in her arm.

Working on the quickness in my arm…and throwing it at my physical therapist @lindsaywinninger 😂

A video posted by Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) on

She continued, telling the magazine, “Achieving a realistic goal and feeling that sense of accomplishment when you do will help transform your body more than setting an impractical but more challenging goal that it’s unlikely you can meet.”  Basically, if you force yourself into grueling workouts, it is more likely that you will drain your willpower.

People who work out too hard often make poorer food decisions than those who don’t because the hard workers exhaust their willpower to eat healthy.

If she doesn’t wish to work out at a particular moment, she will stop and continue later when she feels like.

She is currently targeting the world championships, which will be held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, from February 6-19 and soon will also start training for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

With such incredible workouts and amazing mindset, she may soon break Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time record of 86 World Cup wins!


Sources:
Vonn, L., “5 Easy Changes That Will Make You Look Forward to Working Out,” Cosmopolitan web site, Oct 04, 2016;
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/books/a3607760/lindsey-vonn-strong-is-the-new-beautiful/.
“Lindsey Vonn: US skier wins first race since return from injury,” CNN web site, January 22, 2017;
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/21/sport/lindsey-vonn-wins-garmisch-partenkirchen-downhill-skiing/.
Davis, C., “Lindsey Vonn Workout: How She Gets Fit,” Pop Workouts web site, Jan 06, 2016;
https://www.popworkouts.com/lindsey-vonn-workout/