How Olympic Gold-Medalist Snowboarder Jamie Anderson Will get Into “Sport Mode”

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Anderson, who’s an official Dakine Crew Rider, describes herself as a free spirit. “I believe being a free spirit means simply having fun with life to its fullest on daily basis,” she says. As a way to obtain that mindset, there are a handful of practices she goals to include into her on a regular basis coaching routine. Right here, Anderson shares a few of how she will get into “sport mode.”

Create a Constant Morning Routine

Self-care is actually vital to me, particularly in between occasions or preparing for an enormous contest. Within the morning I tongue scrape, dry brush, and bathe to clear my vitality. Within the winter when it’s actually dry I’ll do oil therapies; I’ve a Shirodhara oil that’s supposed to assist your psychological state and hold you grounded. Normally I’ll oil-up, perhaps even put a little bit of frankincense doTERRA on it, or perhaps if I really feel like I want one thing a bit extra invigorating I’ll do a lemon or grapefruit oil. I’ve a German Shepherd who likes to go on hikes so I’ll additionally often take her on a stroll. Strolling and getting outdoors very first thing within the morning is a good way to do a meditative movement with out having to take a seat nonetheless.

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“Meadow-tate”—Meditate, in Nature

Within the off season I like to mountain bike, hike, and surf. Up right here in Tahoe I reside by a meadow and do what I name “meadow-tating,” simply type of going out and watching the birds and making an attempt to really feel grounded. After I’m feeling actually caught or stagnant, I get myself outdoors with out my cellphone or any distractions. It’s the primary place for me to get current. I do like to snowboard on my day without work. Even when it’s simply to go up, get recent air, and hearken to music, I discover snowboarding to be certainly one of my favourite issues on the planet. I’ll often use my wire-free headphones, use my Dakine necessities, and head out with mates, my fiancé, and even my dad. Typically after I’m coaching I’ll often zone out and scorching lap on my own. 

Pursue Purposeful Coaching

This previous fall I’ve been doing plenty of useful coaching—it’s a mixture of yoga with extra power coaching, however you don’t want weights or something. I met this nice coach by skilled surfer Coco Ho {and professional} skateboarder Leticia Bufoni, so we’d do some Zoom calls since everyone seems to be far and wide. It’s like spiritually exercising! The coach all the time begins off with this saying, “thanks life, thanks solar.” We do plenty of squats, twisting, rotating, push-ups, and extra. I’ve been discovering that I really feel actually sturdy and lean. At occasions I discover utilizing weights to be good—however after I’m going right into a season of snowboarding the place there’s already a lot impression, I actually need extra elongating and stretching. No tools needed! Simply my leggings and a t-shirt or sports activities bra.

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We Are What We Eat

I prefer to hold it entire. I’ve been working with this superior firm Recent and Lean. It’s a meal supply program and after I’m on the street they will ship recent meals to my location—all natural and free-range meat and such. Within the winter I don’t actually have a particular eating regimen, I simply attempt to eat what my physique wants. I do like to cook dinner after I’m residence. I’ll often do plenty of stir frys, soups within the winter, and actually eat seasonally. Earlier than an enormous occasion I’ll often do pasta—one thing like a bolognese with a ton of veggies. My fiancé hunts so we’ll often have plenty of venison within the freezer or floor deer, and we’ll attempt to eat and use that. I believe meals is drugs, so maintaining it entire, natural, and native is vital. I realized quite a bit about Ayurvedic drugs, and I’m extra Pitta dominant so often which means a rice, a bean, and totally different greens. Dietary supplements are additionally an enormous a part of my eating regimen. I’ve been taking plenty of Chinese language herbs, together with a tonic immunity. 

Prioritize Self-Love—And Neighborhood

Simply taking just a little little bit of time on daily basis to like on your self is vital. Past getting outdoors, after I’m confused or overwhelmed I actually love music remedy. I’ve been taking part in my ukulele just a little, and jamming good beats. I often write quite a bit, however I’ve been nearly too confused currently to place issues into phrases so I’ve been doing coloration remedy. I’ll placed on a vital oil generally to reset my vitality. Not being afraid to speak to individuals you like can be vital—you don’t must act like all the pieces is all rainbows and sunshine. I believe everyone seems to be coping with shit, and studying that it’s not without end and let it cross, after which additionally studying to get out of your head and get into your coronary heart. Charity work has been a good way for me to get grounded, concentrate on another person, and assist others. We simply did an public sale by my charity, the Jamie Anderson Basis, and raised $10,000, and we’re donating all of it to native children who had been affected by the Caldor Fireplace in Tahoe.

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