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Lindsey Vonn In Workout Gear Lifts Weights For "Mental and Physical Strength"

"Putting in the work gives me mental and physical strength."

Lindsey Vonn may have officially retired from skiing, but the Olympic athlete still trains hard and takes care of herself. Vonn, 39, shared a video of herself wearing black leggings and a cropped gray shirt, doing a barbell workout in her home gym. "Is it worth it…. Yeah it is… putting in the work gives me mental and physical strength. And I believe you are strong enough too 💪🏻 So ask yourself… is it worth it?" she captioned the inspiring post. Here's what Vonn's health and wellness routine looks like these days.


Morning Workouts

Vonn starts her day by taking her dogs for a walk. "And then I kind of start into my routine, wash my face, and make breakfast," she told The Zoe Report. "If I'm lucky, I'll have the time to work out or go skiing. Now that I'm sleeping better, I'm able to do those things in the morning. Before, I was too tired and I would always procrastinate my exercise until later in the day, because I just didn't have the energy in the morning. But now I can do pretty much everything in the morning."


Plant-Based Diet

Vonn is not vegan but tries to enjoy a more plant-based diet. "I love the idea of getting protein from plants," she told Vancouver Sun. "I think it's so beneficial to the environment. I think it's exactly what the world needs right now — and it tastes good. There really is no downside."


Focusing On Rest

Vonn was suffering from a severe lack of rest before retiring in 2019. "I, for a long time just wasn't getting what I needed," she told The Zoe Report. "I think everything came to a head when I retired and I was forced to address it. I actually went to a doctor and I was prescribed [insomnia medication] Quviviq, and it's been helping me sleep more. [Now] I'm more rested and I have more energy. I wish that I had had that as an athlete because I think it would've done wonders for my recovery [from various surgeries and injuries] and how I performed, but at least I have it now."


Free Diving Vacations

Vonn is a big fan of free diving, especially in exotic far-flung locations. "I love free diving — it's very meditative as well," she told The Zoe Report. "It's one of those things where you have to be so focused. Kind of like skiing, where you're focused on one thing, but it's physically very demanding as well. There's a lot of precision that's involved. I don't know. I love it. Being in the water is very quiet."


Resistance Band Workouts

Vonn travels with resistance bands for a convenient workout wherever she is. "Sometimes I'll be in some remote place in Europe, where they don't even have televisions let alone a gym," she told SELF. "So it's good to keep [the bands] with me all the time, just in case I get into a bind."

Ferozan Mast
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