> Used by: Lindsey Vonn
Some sports, like skiing, are riskier to train for than others. After all, what do you do in the summer when there is no snow. American skiers like Lindsey Vonn and Laurenne Ross have turned to virtual reality. VR headsets can give an athlete the sensation of running, jumping, or racing down the slopes — all without actually doing it.
> Used by: Michael Phelps
During the 2016 Olympics, many viewers noticed strange reddish-purple blotches on the backs of some of the athletes, like Michael Phelps. These were the marks left behind by cupping, a technique in which an athlete has a glass cup suctioned to their back. It supposedly helps to relieve muscle tension and loosen tendons. This ancient therapy method does not have much evidence of working.
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