6- Jaelin Charlotte Kauf , American freestyle skier
Skier Jaelin Kauf, 24, finished second in the women’s moguls final to win a silver medal, second of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. The win is a dramatic improvement from 7th place at Pyeongchang 2018.
Exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine
I start every training day and workout with a core and shoulder exercise. I have found that starting off the day by activating my core and some of my weaknesses are the best way to activate them and make sure my body is working properly for my training and workouts. For my core workout I do a TABATA of 30 seconds on, 10 seconds off 9 times, rotating through various core exercises. For my shoulder exercise, I do ten reps of 6 different motions for 3 rounds.
Share with us your personal struggles with any physical sports and Skiing injuries and what you may wish to share with other individuals who may feel motivated by your experience to win over physical sports injuries in their career?
This year I had my first serious injury. I crashed skiing into a tree and fractured my transverse processes in my lower back. It happened just 4 weeks before our next competition and I really couldn’t imagine having to miss a competition. I was extremely lucky with the injury and that it wasn’t much worse and was able to start PT a week in. I was able to get back on snow for a few weeks in and felt good enough at 4 weeks to compete.
Of course, at this point, I had not skied a mogul course or train or jumped in a while and was much unprepared going into the competition. I was able to ski, but I was not mentally ready to be in the stat gate again, especially as I was thinking about reinjuring or making my back worse… It was a big learning experience for me to not rush things and to be okay with taking time off to heal and recover both physically and mentally.
I am really stoked to be featured in Women Fitness alongside so many other incredible women. It’s something that is really cool to be a part of. One of the things I love most about being involved in women sports is the comradely between other athletes and the opportunity to empower other women and young girls.
Full interview at https://www.womenfitness.net/jaelin-kauf/
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