Here’ How Shaun White Geniously Modified His Training Routine to Stay Ahead of Rivals

Published 12/04/2021, 7:55 AM EST
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of USA takes 1st place during the Snowboarding Men’s Halfpipe Finals at Pheonix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

When it comes to snowboarding, Shaun White is the name to know. He is a 3 time Olympic Gold medalist in halfpipe snowboarding. White is also the most decorated snowboarder and holds the record for winning the most X games.

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Moreover, the pro snowboarder cum skater goes through some rigorous training to stay fit at the age of 35. What kind of training does he go through to be medal-worthy? Let us find out.

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Shaun White’s training regimen

White has been into snowboarding since the young age of 6. He made his debut with the 200o Winter X Games and has been winning medals ever since. In the 2006 Winter Olympics, he won the Gold Medal and defended his title in 2010.

However, during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he could not make it to a medal and was disappointed. It was then that he decided to change his training regimen.

White was eyeing a medal at Pyeongchang in 2018 and wanted to win it badly. He reconfigured his entire training regimen of snowboarding in winter and skating and surfing in summer.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The athlete hired a personal trainer for himself and trained day and night with only one goal in his mind. He would train consecutively for two days and only then take a rest. This helped White really get that extra edge over his competitors.

All of this paid off when Shaun White was donned with the Gold Medal at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018. There were a lot of apprehensions regarding his performance, but he proved everyone wrong and just went for that Gold.

White is one of the athletes to look out for in the upcoming Winter Olympics which will be held in Beijing. This will be his 5th Olympics, and White has his eyes set on the Gold medal once again!

Shaun White as a pro skater

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White is also a great skateboarder and he learned this skill from his big brother, who was also into skating. Professional skater Tony Hawk befriended a 9-year-old Shaun White and helped him turn into a pro skater.

The pro skater excelled in contests throughout his skateboarding career. He also won the title of American Sports Tour Champion. Additionally, White was the first person to compete in and win both the Summer and Winter X Games in two different sports.

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 3: Olympic gold medalist Shaun White competes in the Skateboard Vert Men’s Final during the ESPN X Games on August 3, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

White has previously revealed that he considered participating in skateboarding in Tokyo 2020. This is the first time skateboarding has been introduced in the Olympics. However, the athlete has decided to focus on snowboarding, with the Beijing Winter Olympics coming up soon.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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