Lindsey Vonn may have retired from skiing professionally, but she still hits the slopes for fun and maintains her intense workouts to stay in shape. The 38-year-old is keeping busy these days as a correspondent but still puts in a lot of time at the gym. The Olympic champion alpine ski racer recently posted a video of one of her workouts wearing an orange sports bra and matching pants lifting weights while balancing on a Bosu ball. Now that Vonn is no longer training for competitions, her diet and workouts have changed. Read on.
1 She Learned More About Nutrition
Over the years, Vonn has learned a lot about nutrition and continues to educate herself. She shared with TODAY her latest food revelation. “If you don’t eat fat, you can’t burn fat.” She added, “I’ve learned a whole bunch of things.”
2 She Eats A Lot of Avocado and Bacon
Vonn is starting to eat foods she would never touch before and the results have stunned her. “I eat avocado at almost every meal now and bacon and things that I never thought that I should eat,” she told TODAY. “The puffiness [in my face] is gone. I’m more muscular and I haven’t changed my workouts.”
3 She Does HIIT 4 Times a Week
In an interview with Bustle, the athlete explained how her workouts have changed since retiring from skiing. “Cleans [lifting a barbell] was always my favorite when I was racing. I don’t know why! They’re just something that I liked to do. Now I mainly love to do HIIT workouts about four days a week. I’ve got my Tempo at home and I just do whatever I have time for. I like to cram as much as I can into a short period of time, so HIIT’s the best way to do that for me.”
4 She Can Do Almost Any Outdoor Sport
While Vonn is known for her skills as a pro skier, she can literally do any type of outdoor sport. Scroll through her Instagram feed and you’ll see her wake surfboarding, mountain biking with her dog, jet skiing, and rock climbing in a bathing suit.
5 Morning Workouts Give Her Energy
“I like to work out first thing in the morning,” she told Bustle. “It stimulates me for the rest of the day. If I wait till the end of the day, I’m usually tired from working, so it’s harder for me to motivate myself to get it done. The more I can work out in the morning, the better.”