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Every day during competition in Sochi, we’ll highlight a different sport or event, including fun facts and athlete workouts for you to try!

Spotlight on Sochi: Ski Jumping

Fun Facts

  • Four events make up the program: the men’s and women’s individual normal hill competition, the men’s individual large hill competition, and the men’s team competition.
  • Women will compete in ski jumping for the first time during Sochi.
  • The statistical percentage of injuries that occur in this discipline at the international competition level is very low (0.01%) due to modern ski jumps and technologies that provide a low, gliding trajectory of flight and the superior skills of athletes.

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Workout

Sarah Hendrickson: Ski Jumping Weighted Squats
SARAH HENDRICKSON, Ski Jumping

Sarah recommends this simple exercise for toning your legs.

Weighted Squats: 5 sets of 8 reps or 4 sets of 6 reps

Sarah says, “You want to set your butt back up to counter-balance [the weights] … most squats you want to go down past a 90-degree angle, but I’m recovering from an injury so it’s not going to be perfect.”

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