From putting in work with the bench press to spending time watching YouTube Yoga, Nordic skier James Clugnet keeps himself busy during the off-season months.
What’s your usual diet like while training during the off-season?
“Eat lots of cheese, cakes and sweets and anything I try not to eat during the season.”
What’s your favourite quick and easy healthy meal/snack?
“Carrots, got into it after hanging out with Muzzy who is definitely part rabbit.”
What’s your typical workout routine in the off-season?
“In the off season, I very often do a bit of Yoga following the instructions of random buddha girls/guys on YouTube. A healthy mind in a healthy body, usually I’m so stiff that I feel a bit sick by the end of it.”
What’s your favourite exercise and why?
“I love doing bench press, mostly because when you are not doing the exercise you can just lie down and chill in the middle of the gym without looking really strange.”
Any tips for someone wanting to get active during the off-season?
“Don’t force yourself to do something you hate, if you want to be active find a few friends that are motivated and do a sport that you enjoy doing. Go play beach volleyball regularly with your friends for example, it will never feel like a chore to go out and train and you reach your activity goals easily. The reason I can train almost a 1000h a year is because I love every hour of it.”