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Lindsey Vonn in Bathing Suit is "Seriously Excited"

Here are the athlete’s top tips for staying fit. 

Lindsey Vonn is getting hearts racing with her latest social media snap. The former professional skier shared a photo of her fabulously fit figure in a shimmering Devon Windsor swimsuit via Instagram on Monday. "Seriously excited for this week… a lot of hard work but the reward at the end is a weekend of Formula 1! Cannot wait!!" she captioned the snap. How does the athlete keep herself in such great shape, now that she is retired? Read on to see 7 ways Lindsey Vonn stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Adapt Your Training for Your Goals

Lindsey recently told New York Post's Alexa magazine last week that she's "a lot leaner" than she was during her professional skiing day. "I used to do things that were so sport specific, so I had to be bigger," she explained. "But everyone is like, 'Oh my God, you're in the best shape of your life.' It's like — yes and no. I'm not training for my sport anymore, I am training to be lean and fit." In an Instagram story she added that she had gotten down to her lowest body fat percentage of her life, 15 percent—five percent less than her all-time low of 19 percent. "Different training. Different diet. Crazy!" 


Eat Clean


Vonn previously dished to People that her "ski season" diet included "a lot of protein and carbs." However, after retiring she started working with nutritionist Phil Goglia, focusing on drinking a lot of water, eating clean food, and timing her meals. "I try not to eat too much in the morning before I work out," she told Women's Health. "I'm not working out crazy hard, but I notice I feel better; not as weighed down." Post-workout, Lindsey eats "egg white omelets with broccoli, chicken, and pepper, and stuff like that." For lunch she will nosh on chicken or salmon with kale or cabbage. Dinner is also a mix of protein and veggies – like chicken salad with avocado or a zucchini pasta with bolognese meat sauce. Her favorite snacks are almonds, kiwis, and blueberries.


Do Strength Training Workouts

Vonn is all about hard core strength training, working out regularly with Gunnar Peterson. Her workouts are a combo of strength and weight training, using a lot of weighted balls, battle ropes, lifts, squats.


Find Workout Buddies

Vonn often opts to exercise alongside her friends. In a recent workout video, the Olympian perfectly executes a variety of moves with her "best friend" supermodel Ashley Graham. Other workout buddies have included  X-Games skateboarding champ Leticia Bufoni and of course, her trainer, Gunnar. 


Don't Skip Your Workouts

Vonn doesn't miss a workout, even when she's on a trip. During a recent vacay by the sea, she executed some serious weighted squats al fresco. And, even at home, she has demonstrated that you don't need a workout room to get your sweat on, using a few simple tools like a medicine ball, a stability ball, and a plyometric box. 


Celebrate Your Victories

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Vonn documents her progress and makes sure to pat herself on the back and celebrate her success, which helps her stay accountable. "You can judge me if you want, but I've been working hard in the gym and taking care of me…. so I'm going to post some bikini pics because I'm proud of myself," she captioned a series of bikini pics. 


Set Goals


In a recent Instagram story, Vonn revealed three healthy and realistic goals. "1) Continue to take care of me," she said. "2) Maintain this clean living (foods, self care and personal growth" and "3) Keep working out because it makes me happy and I feel better when I do it… and just ENJOY LIFE!"

Leah Groth
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