The most important muscles for different Winter Olympic sports

  • The athletes in Pyeongchang rely on different muscle groups.
  • Curlers depend on strong upper body muscles.
  • Alpine skiers require strong hip muscles, hamstrings, quadriceps, and feet muscles.
  • Snowboarders use arm and shoulder strength.
  • Cross-country skiing requires leg strength as well as arm, shoulder, and core muscles.
  • Bobsledding is mostly legwork.
  • Luge requires a strong neck. 
  • Figure skaters need strong abdomen muscles.
  • Seed skaters are known for their bulging glutes and quads.
  • Ice hockey is a full-body sport.

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