Jason Rogers and I have been doing a lot of speaking appearances and attending a lot of events the past few months, but we have also begun training and I wanted to share with you a little bit about my training regiment.
My post-Olympic training includes 3 days a week of strength and conditioning with my trainer Kelly Shaver, 2 days a week of proactive physical thereapy, to improve my flexibility and deal with early injury symptoms, and I’m fencing 2 days a week. As the season and Olympic quadrenial go on I will add more fencing days, but right now I’m trying to get my body ready for the next four years.
The videos I have uploaded are a few examples of the cycles of exercises that I do each session to help my strength, balance, explosivness and endurance. I’ve noticed a big improvment in my fencing footwork and ability to move since I’ve been doing these work outs even though I’m only fencing a few days a week right now. (Read my disclaimer below)
Disclaimer: I’m not saying this is what you should do to improve your fencing, or that it’s the best work out– this is training that is great for me and might be beneficial to you and I wanted to share it with you. (I’ve also been building up to many of these exercises) I’m not the perfect model of them either! Would love to hear your thoughts/comments.