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Get-Fit Tricks from Winter Olympians

 

Tune in to the Winter Olympics and you'll see athletes performing triple salchows, doing backflips on the half-pipe, and charging down the mountain at mind-boggling speeds. Even if you have no plans to pull off such awe-inspiring feats yourself, these medal contenders still have a lot of helpful advice for achieving your personal best. Follow their strategies and you'll be golden.

For more on these athletes, including video, photos, and a full schedule of their events, go to nbcolympics.com.

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The comeback kid

JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ, 33, SPEED SKATER

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The aerial artist

GRETCHEN BLEILER, 28, SNOWBOARDER

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The up-and-comer

KATHERINE REUTTER, 21, SPEED SKATER

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The speed demon

NOELLE PIKUS-PACE, 27, SKELETON RACER

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The "it" girl

LINDSEY VONN, 25, ALPINE SKI RACER

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The leader of the rink

ANGELA RUGGIERO, 30, ICE HOCKEY DEFENSEMAN

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The dancing queen

TANITH BELBIN, 25, ICE DANCER

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The reigning champ

JULIA MANCUSO, 25, ALPINE SKIER