“Do I Look Like Creed Yet”: Michael B. Jordan Faces Challenge From US Ski Legend Mikaela Shiffrin, as She Nails an Extensive Workout

Published 06/25/2023, 5:45 AM EDT

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Alpine skiing is not a sport for everyone. However, there exist a select few athletes who combine their sheer talent and extraordinary skills on the slopes and achieve greatness. With her tenacity and impeccable abilities, only a handful of athletes can match the exceptional prowess of 2x Olympic Alpine Ski Racer Mikaela Shiffrin.

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Shiffrin not only dominates the slopes but is also a force to be reckoned with in the gym. Recently, the 7x world champion took to Instagram and shared an intense workout reel for her 1.3 million followers. The Olympic winner also playfully compared herself to an on-screen character actor known for his ripped physique.

Move aside Adonis Creed

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Michael B. Jordan’s character Adonis Creed in the Creed movie franchise is the gold standard for all fitness enthusiasts. Drawing her inspiration from the character Creed, Mikaela started her impassioned reel with the question, “Do I look like Creed Yet”? The reel, which has over 14,000 views, shows Shiffrin checking out her biceps and throwing a combination of punches like Creed. She further does a bunch of exercises with barbells and dumbbells while a song by The Weekend plays in the background. Part of her post’s caption read, “Sorry, couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a @creedmovie reference, @michaelbjordan. 😅”

While filming this workout session in a training center in Park City, the Olympic champion also met with the partners of the US Ski Team at the Partner Summit. The video provided insight into the champion’s fitness regimen, which included a host of exercises designed to enhance her strength, endurance, and agility. Mikaela’s workout routine is evidence of her rigorous approach to physical conditioning.

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Jordan’s characters in Creed and Mikaela are both athletes who show unwavering resilience and embrace hard training sessions to elevate their performance to new heights. Mikaela, with her unrelenting pursuit of excellence, has always embodied the qualities of a true champion both on and off the slopes.

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Mikaela Shiffrin’s footprint on the sport

In 2020, while honoring her dad, the Olympic champion’s family started the Jeff Shiffrin Athlete Resiliency Fund. The family raised $1.5 million in order to tackle setbacks that the Covid-19 pandemic brought on for sports and athletes. Through an intense journey, the alpine ski racer has inspired a generation of athletes to always give their 100% and to never settle for anything less than their best.

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With her love for the slopes and her never-ending dedication to pushing her boundaries, the Olympic winner is carving her own path to greatness. Just like the unforgettable character of Adonis Creed played by Michael B. Jordan.

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Vaibhav Singh Bisht

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Vaibhav Singh Bisht is a sports writer for Essentially Sports. He holds a Masters's degree in Mass Communication with a specialization in Advertising and Corporate Communication. Vaibhav has experience working in the Public Relations industry previously.
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Varunkumaar Chelladurai

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