Fitness

How a Professional Snowboarder Strengthens Her Core

Professional snowboarder Spencer O’Brien is a six-time X Games medalist, Olympian, FIS World Champion, TTR World Champion, Winter Dew Tour Champion and five-year veteran of the Canadian National Team.

Whoa, that’s fairly the resume, proper?!

But get this. She first discovered to snowboard at age 11, after which turned professional simply 5 years later on the age of 16. Her profession hasn’t been with out hardship although. In 2013, O’Brien was identified with rheumatoid arthritis — simply two months earlier than the Sochi Winter Olympics. While coping with ache and overcoming obstacles to establish the suitable course of remedy, O’Brien has stored kicking butt within the sport of snowboarding.

And at the moment, we’ve the workout that helps to maintain her core robust and her snowboarding tips ON POINT.

Spencer O’Brien’s Core Workout

  1. Diagonal plank matrix, three x 12: Start in forearm plank place,. Reach out together with your left hand, then your proper, conserving your torso sq.. Then push as much as full plank and do two mountain climbers. That’s one rep!
  2. Plank arcs, three x 6: Spencer’s tip: “Keep your torso sq. and your bum down.”
  3. Stability ball V-ups, three x 12. If you don’t have a ball, you are able to do these on the ground.
  4. TRX diagonal mountain climbers, three x 10: Make positive to do 10 on both sides!

Spencer’s Core Workout Video

Kick-ass, proper?! Right now Spencer is coaching to characterize Canada on the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Games Olympics in 2018 within the Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air disciplines. We want her a lot luck! —Jenn