The Friday Five – Let the Games Begin
In honor of the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio, today’s Friday Five takes a closer look at how Olympic athletes train. From workouts to menus to use of technology, here are the ways to keep healthy and fit like some of your favorite Olympians.
Train Like An Olympian
Congratulations to Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) selected by his teammates to carry the American flag in tonight’s opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This Olympics will be Phelps’ 5th games and he is looking to add to an already very decorated trophy case of 22 medals (18 of them gold.) Men’s Fitness Magazine (@MensFitness) details how to train like Michael Phelps with pro tips like embracing drills, hitting the weights, and when to rest and recover.
An Olympian’s Guide to De-Stressing & Healthy Eats
Allyson Felix (@allysonfelix) the most decorated female sprinter in United States history, instituted a strict nutrition plan two years ago. Check out HUM Nutrition’s (@HumNutrition) interview with her to find out why with four Olympic gold medals and two silvers under her belt, she thought it was time to get serious and focus on her diet. To find out specifically what she eats in a typically day check out her food dairy in People Magazine (@people.)
How to Eat Like a Gold Medalist and World Cup Hero
The U.S. Women’s Soccer team is looking to make history at these summer games by becoming the first team to win the World Cup and the Olympic gold in consecutive years. The team competing in Rio is missing seven of the athletes from the World cup team. One superstar who is returning is Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd.) She already helped the team beat New Zealand by scoring the first U.S. soccer/football goal of these games. For the Win (@ForTheWin) asked her to fill out a food diary to see what she eats on a typical day.
Biles Dishes on How She’s Training, Eating, and Mentally Prepping Before Rio
For the first time in 42 years, a woman has won four straight national gymnastics championships. Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles,) at 19 years old and 4’8″ tall, is the most decorated female gymnast in the history of World Gymnastics. To find out how she is getting ready on her quest to win a possible six medals, see Women’s Health Magazine’s (@WomensHealthMag) article on how she is prepping for Rio.
Nothing but the best in training, technology and sports medicine at the Olympic Training Center
Technicians have created an atmosphere identical to Rio de Janeiro from sea level to temperature at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. Read The Denver Post’s (@denverpost) article on how the OTC is assessing Olympic athletes’, like Desi Linden (@des_linden) abilities in this environment by using the best training, technology and sports medicine.