All through her professional snowboarding profession, Lindsey Vonn’s robust bod has been precedence primary. “My physique has at all times been so pivotal and vital in my profession,” she tells Girls’s Well being in her new Physique Scan video.
“My favourite factor about my physique is my butt,” she says with fun as her pup co-host Lucy snuggles in her lap. (BTW: Lindsey’s love of canine is on show in her new gig internet hosting The Pack on Amazon Prime Vide.)
“I am an athlete and I take advantage of my physique for my sport, however I’m nowhere close to good,” Lindsey says. “I’ve stretch marks. I’ve cellulite. I am a traditional individual.” She additionally has scars on her arms, legs, and throughout.
Lindsey’s damaged a number of bones through the years. Her worst was a coaching crash in 2016 that fractured her humerus in her higher arm. “My bone cut up into three items and it twisted and my nerve popped out,” she says.
It took her two hours to get from the mountain to the hospital in excruciating ache the entire method. “My bodily therapist needed to slap me to maintain me from fainting as a result of it was such intense ache.” She was in surgical procedure for a number of hours to restore and place a plate and 18 (!!) screws.
Her decrease bod hasn’t fared a lot better, although. One knee alone required six surgical procedures. It is principally bone on bone now and Lindsey says she has a tough time strolling the canine for 10 minutes.
“I’ve discovered a great steadiness. I work out about three to 4 occasions per week,” says Lindsey, who trains with Gunnar Peterson in Los Angeles. “Now I simply do what’s enjoyable. Being robust is simply vital to me know because it was earlier than due to all my accidents. I’ve to keep up what I’ve in any other case I will disintegrate.”
Lindsey’s labored via rather a lot mentally, too. After her Olympics win in 2010, she hit the crimson carpet and did extra photoshoots. “Everybody else was like a dimension zero on the crimson carpets and I am like a dimension 10,” she says. “I began to get actually self-conscious with the best way I seemed.”
She let it get to her, misplaced some weight, and sacrificed her snowboarding that season consequently. “Going ahead I’ve to prioritize my snowboarding and never the best way I look.”
Lindsey additionally has three significant tattoos to maintain her targeted on her targets. The little shark on her left finger stands for at all times shifting ahead, as a result of sharks cannot swim in reverse.
Earlier than the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, she additionally acquired the phrase “Consider” tattooed on her proper hand in Greek.
Plus, she has a tattoo in honor of her late grandfather. “I’ve ‘nonetheless I rise’ on my ribs for my grandfather.” It is a Maya Angelou quote which means, “I need to dwell my life in a method that may make him proud and proceed to rise above any adversity I’ve.”
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