The Friday Five: Go for the Gold
We are thru the first week of the Summer Olympics in Rio. Today’s Friday Five looks at fitness, food, and nutrition tips from some of the top athletes going for the gold.
Top Fitness Secrets of Olympic Athletes
Check out this video and full transcript from Health magazine (@) to discover the fitness routines of current and past Olympic athletes. Tips from Aly Raisman (@) Sanya Richards-Ross (@) Missy Franklin (@) Gabby Douglas (@) and Dana Vollmer (@.)
April Ross on the Foods That Fuel All Those Crazy Dives
The U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball dynamic duo, Kerri Walsh Jennings (@) and April Ross (@) have made it to the Round of 16 after defeating Australia, China and Switzerland respectively. Ross tells bon appetit (@) what she eats the night before and the day of a match.
Katie Ledecky: Road to Rio Training Regimen
Katie Ledecky (@) has been dominating the pool in Rio. In these games, she has won a total of four medals, three gold and one silver. She talked with espnW (@) and described her typical training day including two pool workouts, one dryland training (three times a week), two naps and bedtime at 9:15pm.
New city, new diet, same guy at 2016 Rio Games
Ryan Lochte (@) may be one of the oldest on the US Swim Team, but with his all time medal count at 12 (six Gold, three Silver, and three Bronze,) he has now surpassed Mark Spitz to become the second most decorated Olympic swimmer. In this video he reveals some changes he made to train for the Rio games.
Top Tips for Outdoor Cycling
This week, American cyclist Kristin Armstrong (@) won her third consecutive gold medal. She discusses with Shape magazine (@) her top tips for outdoor cycling including bike size, clothing to wear and starting with spin classes.