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Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso's Beach Workout
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Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso's Beach Workout

Olympic alpine skier Julia Mancuso may be known for flying down the slopes at 85 miles per hour, but to stay on top of her game, she puts just as much emphasis on training in the sand as on skis. For the last seven years, the inspiring athlete has been training with Maui-based Scott Sanchez, a two-time alpine skiing Olympian and former Olympic coach for 12 cycles. He's one of the many reasons she decided to move to the gorgeous tropical island in the offseason.

"For Julia to get in winning shape, it's crucial for her to focus on her glutes and hamstrings, plus her ability to be explosive," says Sanchez, who likes to challenge her balance and agility skills with circuits in the sand. "It's also very important for her to be able to recover quickly at high speeds and during risky situations."

Whether you live near the beach or just want to fit in a sculpting session on your next vacation, these four moves can't be beat.

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How it works: Do 1 set of each exercise back to back, with little to no rest between. Repeat twice more (3 rounds total). Warm up by performing each of the following moves for 1 minute: standing high knees, squats with arm swings reaching skyward, jumping jacks, and leg swings front to back (30 seconds per leg). To cool down, do a 10-minute Grandma-pace jog with or without sneakers in the sand.
You will need: Paddleboard
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