Last week I watched the Sochi Games while on the elliptical. Yes. The irony of chugging along on the “cross-country” setting while watching pros actually ski cross-country does not fail me. And I realized: mayyyyybe I should kick things up a notch. Step one? Find out what the gold medalists do to get fit.

Ted Ligety's Workout Tips

Image via Men’s Health

According to Men’s Health, Ted Ligety – giant slalom gold-medal winner for Team USA – trains a total of 30 hours a week, following this routine. Included? Dead lifts, wall sits, and barbell squats. (Ligety does an easy fifty-three 235-pound barbell squats in two minutes. No pressure.)

Follow it, and the 2018 gold is practically yours. Or maybe just that six-pack.

Check out the workout on Men’s Health.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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February 24, 2014

USA! USA! The winter games in Sochi, Russia, are just 75 days away. Which means it’s time to brush up on your current events. Because no one wants to be the person at the party who says, “What’s Sochi?”

Not. Good.

So, first things first, click here. Now, on to the real conversation starters.

2014 Winter GamesFrom our own Lindsey Vonn, returning to the slopes post–knee injury, to Norway’s Marit Bjørgen, who has 24 victories in World Cup cross-country sprinting, CTV’s rundown covers everything you need to know to survive a ten-minute mingle.

And, go.

Visit CTV News for the full article.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 24, 2013