Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wall Street Journal profiles Rebecca Soni: Perhaps her previous heart condition was more serious than reported?

The Wall Street Journal has a feature story on Rebecca Soni and her many accomplishments; namely overcoming a heart condition technically termed: supraventricular tachycardia and of course her gold medal in Beijing.

Supraventricular tachycardia is pretty darn serious. Imagine going for a walk and having your heart rate shoot up to 180-beats-per-minute?

The article catalogs her diet, a cross training program which includes yoga and other slices of her active life.

It is a must read - From the Wall Street Journal:
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, she gets to the pool a bit earlier so she can teach a 9 a.m. spin class for the University of Southern California swim team. "I love spin class," she says. "I get some extra cardio, but this is more about the music and being in a group and motivating others."

She returns to the pool by 2 p.m. for another two-hour session. The afternoon usually is dedicated to strength exercises that use TRX suspension training and Plyometric drills such as walking lunges and box jumps which develop power, speed and agility. "We might do core work or shoulder strengthening exercises," she says.


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