As the 2010 Winter Olympics draws to a close, I figured this would be a great time to highlight the training and nutritional outlines of both a men's and women's Team USA competitor. For the women's side of things, we're going to highlight gold medal skiier Julia Mancuso.
Mancuso has some different training habits, though I am a big fan of the varied nature of her workouts. For someone who makes her money (figuratively and literally) in the cold snow and ski slopes, she's also a big fan of getting out in the sun and surf:
I also love seeing the explosive plyo trampoline jumps as well as the lateral aglity drills in beach sand. As I said before, I love varied/multiple training days and even though this was a promotional video from VISA, clearly there's a degree of validity to the training footage.
There is not a lot available on her eating habits (though I suspect there will be more articles and interviews following the Olympics after her performances). However one brief article shows that when traveling, she tries to get as many veggies and lean meats as is possible, as well as limiting the grains and glutens.