By: Grace Gavilanes
How does one train like an Olympian? If you ask Nike Master Trainer Max Artsis – he works with Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim! – it takes time, commitment, and a killer workout routine.
Artsis most recently trained the talented snowboarder and social media superstar ahead of this weekend’s X Games. And lucky for us, Artsis demonstrated a few exercises for Lively to help better your fitness game. Channel your inner Chloe Kim and try to make it through these fitness moves.
“Ensuring we create a strong core in all three dimensions is crucial for Chloe’s success. In addition, this more advanced version of a side plank demands strength from the adductors and helps to protect her MCL.”
“In order to get great at creating rotation, it’s important to understand how to resist rotation. In this exercise, we focus on maintaining a rigid posture during the reverse lunge. The more energy she can store by resisting rotation, the more power she can create when allowing for it.”
“Similar to the last exercise, but in a different plane of motion, the goal here is to square the hips and maintain a strong core throughout the movement.”
“Now it’s time to rotate! This exercise allows us to create power in the rotational plane, and more specifically, vertical power while rotating.”
“I believe that this exercise should be a staple in every single athlete’s program. How it is utilized may be specific, but its existence should be universal. The trap bar is one of the best ways for athletes to deadlift.”