Chloe Kim Works Lower Body During Pistol Squats Workout

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Chloe Kim sure knows how to keep her body in top-notch shape. The 22-year-old snowboarder and two-time Olympic gold medalist does not lack when it comes to her exercises which she does to keep herself in form.

Read on to learn about the activities that help her stay in shape and the photographs that prove they work –and don't forget to check out the 30 Top Celebrity Swimsuit Moments to become beach-ready too!

She Doesn't Mind Locations

"My training routine's pretty crazy," Chloe once said in reference to her workout routine. The pro snowboarder proved this as she takes exercising to the next level by training at an abandoned train station.

She worked her lower body and core strength with some pistol squats. She had on a purple top and multicolored track bottoms, which she paired with matching trainers and a black headband. She held onto a resistance band while she did some pistol squats.

She Loves Single-Leg Workouts

Chloe, who became the youngest women's snowboarder to win two Olympic snowboarding gold medals at 17, revealed that single-leg squats and weights get her Olympic ready. According to her, a single-leg focused workout routine helps build lower-body strength to improve control. She primarily uses single-leg squats and single-leg lateral lunges to build strength and control.

She Has An Effective Workout Technique

Strong legs are an asset to any snowboarder. Chloe is aware of the importance of her legs as a snowboarder, which is why she takes a particular interest in them. Her legs were responsible for the impressive shadow turns and stunts, which earned her praises from NBC commentators for her mastery of snowboard control. As revealed in two Instagram posts, the California native uses a simple yet effective workout technique to build those muscles: a single-leg strength workout.

She Does Lateral Lunges Too

The two workouts Kim said she leans on most are pistol squats and lateral lunges. These exercises only work on one leg at a time, unlike traditional back squats and deadlifts, which work out both legs and the core simultaneously. Pistol squats are a squat variation that builds strength and balance, while single-leg lateral lunges target thigh and glute muscles, but they can also slightly work out the core.

According to Dr. Laskowski from Mayo Clinic, "The squat is a body resistance exercise that works the leg muscles. Specifically, the squat targets the quadriceps and the hamstring muscles. Strengthening these muscles can help protect your knees and boost your performance in a variety of sports."

She Eats Whatever She Craves

While performing, the US star snowboarder focuses on gaining experience and giving her best while having fun which takes away the stress of getting medals. Maintaining her health and body is an essential aspect of being a pro athlete, which is why she follows a strict routine to make sure she is well-toned and prepared for competition.

Although she follows a healthy diet, there are some components of her diet that she eats for fun like any regular young person. Chloe does not believe in sacrificing her favorite food for the diet, and therefore, she does not. "I eat whatever I crave; that's who I am!" she declares. She also loves to post selfies in between. 

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