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Workout

Samuel González

~14 min.
~168 kcal
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Samuel Sánchez González (born 5 February 1978 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer. He was the gold medal winner in the road race at the Beijing Olympics. Samuel is known as one of the best descenders in the peloton.

Interesting Fact

At the 2008 Olympic road race, Samuel was given the role of a vice captain, whose main function was to assist the leader of the Spanish team - Alejandro Valverde. The race took place in 90% humidity and smog, and ran twice each lap through stone gates in the Great Wall of China. It also consisted of several uphill sections of medium to high incline. About a quarter of the way through the race, a breakaway group of 26 riders ahead of the peloton were the first group to have a chance of winning the race, but Sánchez was not among them. With 17 km to go, Sánchez managed to escape from the rest of the group. A few kilometers later, six athletes were in the lead, including Sánchez. During the sprint finish, Samuel managed to get ahead and maintain his position till the very end. He was the first one to cross the finish line, winning the first gold medal for the Spanish team at the Beijing Olympics.

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Every year I have to work slightly harder than the year before to maintain the same level of athleticism.

Warm Up
Stretching of the posterior thigh (single leg)
1
Level: 1
S1
15 sec.
Stretching of the posterior thigh (single leg)
1
Level: 1
S2
15 sec.
squat row 4 (middle gluteal)
1
Level: 1
S1
15 sec.
squat row 4 (middle gluteal)
1
Level: 1
S2
15 sec.
Standing quadriceps stretch (single leg)
1
Level: 1
S1
15 sec.
Standing quadriceps stretch (single leg)
1
Level: 1
S2
15 sec.
Side lunge stretch
1
Level: 1
15 sec.
Latissimus stretch
1
Level: 1
S1
15 sec.
Latissimus stretch
1
Level: 1
S2
15 sec.
Posterior deltoid stretch
1
Level: 1
S1
15 sec.
Posterior deltoid stretch
1
Level: 1
S2
15 sec.
Widmill
1
Level: 1
S1
10 sec.
Widmill
1
Level: 1
S2
10 sec.
Main exercises
Sprint start (alternating)
6
Level: 2
10
Hip and lower leg flexion (alternating)
2
Level: 1
8
Sprint start (alternating)
6
Level: 2
10
Hip and lower leg flexion (alternating)
2
Level: 1
8
Sprint start (alternating)
6
Level: 2
10
Hip and lower leg flexion (alternating)
2
Level: 1
8
Parallel grip pull-ups
3
Level: 1
10
Narrow press
3
Level: 1
10
Parallel grip pull-ups
3
Level: 1
10
Narrow press
3
Level: 1
10
Parallel grip pull-ups
3
Level: 1
10
Narrow press
3
Level: 1
10
Hip Press
6
Level: 1
8
Plank
2
Level: 2
40 sec.
Hip Press
6
Level: 1
8
Plank
2
Level: 2
40 sec.
Hip Press
6
Level: 1
8
Plank
2
Level: 2
40 sec.

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