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Video: Reaction to Michaela Schiffrin's Workout

VickiK

Ski Diva Extraordinaire

I thought this was really interesting. I tried to write down each exercise. My terms are likely imprecise. It's a compilation from many workouts. Shows how much variety she has in working out!

Spin Bike - power, endurance
Rear foot elevated split squats
Kettlebell swings
Plank on moving surface like a Pilates reformer
Overhead press
Lateral Agility work, fast feet around cones & plyometrics
Weighted Lateral work over a box
Dynamic core work, Ab wheel (ugh!)
Core work - back
Glutes - bent knee single leg pelvic lift
TRX abs
Single leg hamstring curls from lifted position (yikes)
Dynamic lateral jumping ON ONE LEG
Cross throws with heavy medicine ball
Weighted squat jumps
Weighted overhead side crunch (obliques)
Deep & high step ups
Weighted cross pulls
Core work on a Pilates chair
Single leg split lunges with heavy
Weighted Cossack squats
Kettlebell snatch with a knee up
 

snoWYmonkey

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I feel so lucky to live in a ski town with tons of gyms. Every group workout at mine evolves from day to day. Yesterday's focus was exclusively a kettlebell workout that focused on full body engagement for each different drill. Some days we work muscles in isolation.

I bet there are hundreds of different exercises Mikaela's coaches run her through.

For anyone training I have found that mixing up cardio/endurance through steady state but mostly HIIT with speed, strength and balance specific workouts is so good. Don't let the body get into one pattern of training. Keep it working and engage the brain too while working out.

Finally, know when to do less. For me that often means less than the othersbI work out with. I may be the only working pro but I have health issues that are not compatible with some of the exercises. Train to avoid injuries rather than getting hurt training. I've done that twice and it sucks. Who cares what others think!
 

Jilly

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Staff member
I've seen episode with the Canadian ski team....balancing ON the balance ball. Told my PT we are not doing that!!

My ankle is still acting up, so I'm doing mostly upper body stuff. But because of the ankle, my knee is acting up and then the opposite hip. I've decided to strap up the ankle and get moving with at least walking and stationary bike.
 

RachelV

Administrator
Staff member
It's a little hard for me not to feel overwhelmed by this kind of thing but reminding myself that working out is basically her job helps. :smile:

I did start taking a general strength training class that's kind of the normal person's version of this a few years ago, and by now I have dozens of varied workouts I can alternate between. Doing that 1 or 2 times a week depending on the week, with some weeks off due to life, has felt really good.
 

VickiK

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I've seen episode with the Canadian ski team....balancing ON the balance ball. Told my PT we are not doing that!!

My ankle is still acting up, so I'm doing mostly upper body stuff. But because of the ankle, my knee is acting up and then the opposite hip. I've decided to strap up the ankle and get moving with at least walking and stationary bike.
Good luck, @Jilly !

@snoWYmonkey , agree the MS's trainers have many, many workouts & exercises to throw at her.
 

Amie H

Angel Diva
I notice she has TRX Abs in there. I can access weekly TRX basic and advanced classes at the pool/workout center I go to daily. I have painful arthritis in my hands, so not sure I could manage it (I'd have to upgrade my membership.)

Has anyone done TRX and if so, is it important to have good hand/grip strength?
 

snoWYmonkey

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
Has anyone done TRX and if so, is it important to have good hand/grip strength?
While it targets core I have found that the majority of moves in the few exercises I have done do require holding on to the straps.

Occasionally it is the legs in the straps and hands on the ground or not engaged at all.

Why not try a class if it is a non commitment type of situation?

I love my gym as the coaches never even flinch as most of us have to modify at least some exercises. Not all coaches and gyms have the patience to work with those of us who have developed real aches and issues but still seek to stay fit.
 

Amie H

Angel Diva
@snoWYmonkey it is a commitment in that I'd have to upgrade my gym membership to a level to include all land-based fitness classes. Currently at my membership level, I only have access to water fitness & lap swimming plus an indoor walking track.

The woman who teaches it is one of my aqua instructors but... without maligning her, I'd say she isn't always the most empathetic of the coaches.
 

snoWYmonkey

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
@Amie H eeesh. Bummer. Could you at least watch a session to see if you think it would work for you? Under those circumstances it may not be a wise use of an upgraded membership. Sorry.....
 

marzNC

Angel Diva
Has anyone done TRX and if so, is it important to have good hand/grip strength?
I learned how to use the TRX after knee rehab about ten years ago. I'd found an older personal trainer to work with during the pre-season. Took a while but I ended up appreciating how much variety was possible using the TRX for all parts of the body, HIIT, and stretching. Hand strength is not a requirement.

I put a few of the most useful exercises into my fitness blog for seniors. Of course, just as useful for folks under 50.


 

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