Advice from American Olympians
4 Fitness Tips from the Women of Team USA
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Keep It Simple
Winner of all-around gymnastics gold at the 2008 Games, Nastia Liukin, 22, has an old-school fitness secret: Work your butt off. Liukin, who is 5'4" and 110 pounds, trains 7 hours most days, combining calisthenics, core work, and lots of apparatus-specific drills, I also run six times a week—about 3 miles each time," says Liukin. "Running keeps me strong." To speed recovery, she sees a masseuse twice a week, receives regular acupuncture treatments, and uses a foam roller. (Video: Foam Roller Primer) "The foam roller is a good way to hit your hamstrings, quads, and IT bands—and you can do it yourself anywhere."
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