It’s quite impressive to be 29 years old and hold the title of most medals won in Snowboard Cross ever. Paul Mitchell athlete Lindsey Jacobellis is one of the top professional snowboarders in the circuit right now and beyond admiring her beautiful blonde curls, we love to watch her do her thing. Just coming off of the X Games in January and finishing up the tail end of the winter season, we caught up with Lindsey to get the scoop on training, competing, and finally taking a summer break (sorta).
Besides snowboarding, what sports do you like to participate in?
I love surfing. In the summer I live in California for a few months and I am always on the hunt for swell. Surfing has a similar feel to snowboarding and it requires a strong aerobic base which makes it a great cross training activity.
Having competed in so many big-name competitions, which one has been your favorite so far?
X Games has always been my favorite because the courses are fast and have perfect, big jumps.
How do you stay fit when you’re not competing?
I train year-round to stay in shape for my sport. In the summer I train with heavy lifting and plyometrics, and during the winter I do mellow workouts to maintain the strength that I acquired over the summer.
What keeps you motivated to keep training on days when you feel like taking it easy?
There are certain days when it is hard to get out of bed because I’m sore or tired, but learning how to adjust my routine has been important in order to still have a productive workout. I have never not wanted to go to the gym in the off season. I love the feeling after a hard workout!
What’s your post-workout routine?
First I eat and drink a protein shake. Then I do yoga╌it’s a big part of my training because I have a laundry list of injuries. I have to let my muscles recover before straining them again two days later. I find if I stick to this pattern I am less sore and have more efficient workouts.
As a professional athlete and an Olympian, how do you find a balance between training, competing and having a social life?
Having a social life is probably the hardest part when you’re constantly on the road. I have to actively put time aside to see my friends when I am in town or fly directly to see them. Only in these last few years have I really paid attention to how much of my life revolved around snowboarding and how important it is to go out and do different things. Balance is very important. In the summer I surf and spend as much time with my friends and family as possible.
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The Paul Mitchell sports team is made up of a sporty duo that organizes and oversees our sports marketing initiatives, as well as our roster of professional athletes and events. Kalena Nordgaarden and Rachel Hausman are constantly on-the-go, attending one event after the next, and exciting the participants and crowd along the way!