LINDSEY VONN could've had a longer career if she'd trained with 1 REP GYM and Measured Intensity Training!
American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, a 2010 Olympic gold medalist, has won four World Cup overall titles and owns the record for most World Cup wins by a woman.
Recently Vonn announced her retirement stating "My body is broken beyond repair and it isn't letting me have the final season I dreamed of".
Sadly her amazing career will end short of her ultimate goal. Vonn has attained and unbelievable 82 World Cup wins (most ever for woman) falling just short Ingmar Stenmark's record of 86.
"Retiring without reaching my goal is what will stay with me forever" Even though Vonn has accomplished more than any woman will likely achieve for many years to come her body at ONLY 34 years of age, has given out on her.
There is any number of reasons why her career is being cut short due to her "broken down" body HOWEVER, there is absolutely ONE reason which if she had been properly advised on, could've not only extended her career but would've made her even better!
I will call this reason her "limiting factor". Her limiting factor was STRENGTH. Let me be very clear, Lindsey is definitely strong, but I guarantee if her strength training program incorporated static contraction training using the 1 REP GYM she would in no way be ready for retirement.
You see her performance on the slopes when she is competing last only seconds or minutes all together, yet her in preparation for an Olympic Gold or winning whatever race, she dedicated 1,000's upon 1,000's of dumb strength training.
It is dumb because it failed to keep her from getting injured so badly that at only 34 years of age her career is over. She would ski at more than 80 miles an hour and no matter how strong or how effective a strength training program is, if she crashes the result i most likely going to end up with injuries.
If she had someone really smart in her strength training camp they would have had her performing static contract isometric training using the 1 REP GYM.
But instead she was told do perform countless worthless full range of motion strength training exercise that NEVER forced her muscles to rebound stronger.
The concept of "Stimulate Don't Annihilate" is a foreign to anyone in her camp.
Please keep in mind I'm not referring to her stretching exercises, practice runs on the slopes, or IR sauna sessions. I'm ONLY referring to her "strength training" regime.
Lyndsey Vonn only 34 years old and the greatest female skier of all time succumbs NOT to injuries but to failed inefficient strength training programs combined with improper "recovery" periods which would've allowed MAXIMAL muscle recovery, gain, and strength.
What a shame!