I never actually knew what went into training for the Olympics until our child showed an ability in skiing. It seems to be a natural sport to do here in Colorado, and we actually have an incredible training facility that has top-notch personal trainers. I ski in the winter, but I do not train in the summer to be able to ski in the winter. When you are planning on qualifying for a spot in the Olympic competitions, you need to be better than anyone else in the world. That requires some form of training every single day.
You need to train your muscles, your mind, your diet and on top of that train in the mechanics, gear and nuances of your chosen sport. Continue reading