Nope, Catriona simply trained 2-3 times per day, accumulating about 15-20 hours of physical activity per week. She worked on multiple physiological qualities during eachtraining phase, including: speed strength, maximal strength, elastic strength, muscularendurance, anaerobic power, and aerobic power. She skated, biked, and ran at differentintensities and durations. She did Olympic lifts. She did max effort lifts. She didplyometrics. And she ate a high calorie, mixed macronutrient diet that included liquidrecovery supplements.And thank God!If she would have bought into any of the current fitness nonsense or weird fitness trends;if she would have learned to be deathly afraid of overtraining, or if she would have beenscared of any particular macronutrient, she would never have become a world andOlympic champion, never would have become one of the most recognizable speedskaters of all time, and likely never would have had such fine, fine legs.How Much Can You Bench?"How much can he bench?" I asked incredulously when I first saw Pavle Jovanovic, theworld's top brakeman and US gold medal hopeful (with Todd Hays) in this year'sOlympic games. Someone had just whispered some of his stats and I instantly felt smalland weak,
small and weak.