– Paid partnership with Exxentric –
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been through two ACL reconstruction surgeries. You’ve probably seen how ever since I got hurt the first time, in 2016, I’ve taken my off water training very seriously. Both because it makes me perform better as a rider but also to do everything to prevent future injuries. I was first introduced to flywheel training and Exxentric at the Swedish Sports Complex, “Bosön” when I was going trough rehab. I had struggled to feel a good contact with my quads and my glutes since surgery but I was at the stage in rehab where I had full mobility and now needed to focus on regaining my strength. After my physical therapist Britta explained to me how the wheel works, I started to feel that burn almost instantly and I was so happy to wake up the next day to the type of soreness in your muscles, you only get after a really good session.
Fast forward to earlier this year, as I am now recovered from my second ACL surgery on my other knee from 2019. I am now back competing and riding at the highest level I’ve ever been at and much of that I can contribute to the hard work I’ve been putting into the gym. After realising it would be hard to keep up with my training routine during the summer where my travels (usually) takes me all around the world, I came across Exxentric on instagram. It suddenly hit me that the flywheel could be the solution to my issues as I discovered there now was a version designed to be lightweight and easy to travel with, so that I’d never have to compromise my training again. After reaching out, the team at Exxentric welcomed me with open arms and sent me my very own kBox4 lite and tons of accessories meaning I now have a full body gym that fits in my suitcase.
So how does it work? It might not be news to you that the Exxentric Flywheel works with an eccentric overload. But what does that mean and why is it good for you? Basically, humans are much stronger in the eccentric phase of a movement than in the concentric. I saw it in my ACL rehab a lot where I would use two legs to push up various machines (leg press, leg extension machine etc) and one leg on the way down, in the eccentric phase. The reason for this was because my injured leg wasn’t strong enough to push the weights up on its own, but it was strong enough to resist the eccentric forces. In order to optimise my load so that I could quickly rebuild my strength, the eccentric work was crucial and even now, when I’m back training without injuries it is ideal for building strength in the most efficient way. Normal bar-weight training carries the same weigh both up and down but the flywheel actually overloads your eccentric phase so that it is heavier than what you experience in the concentric and therefor brings your training to the next level.
Now that my contest season is in full swing and I spend a lot of my time out training on the water, I still try and keep up with at least 3 strength sessions a week on land and usually 2 of them includes my flywheel in various aspects. There is simply so much you can do with this machine. Everything from traditional squat training, by using the harness, to one legged RDL’s. Or like in this case, trying to incorporate some core into my leg routine by mixing hands to hold the workload. The kBox app also features a ton of exercises and tracks your performance so yesterday I did a full upper body session with the inspiration from there. My training usually consists of movements that activate the entire body as that is what I am encountering while on my wakeboard.
I’m super grateful to be working with this Swedish Company and hope to show you a lot more of my workout routines in the future. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about my training! I’d be happy to answer them!
The new promo for my sponsor, the 2021 Heyday Wakeboats boats is out! I am so hyped on working with this company and check out how good the new lineup looks!! Which one is your favorite?
As the cold weather in NC continues I found this leftover footage from a warm morning in Florida behind Dylan Millers WT2. I cannot wait for the season to start back up again but until then, here are some hits from that warm fall morning.
Ever wanted to learn how to wake surf? Check out this little instructional I filmed with my sponsor Heyday Wakeboats!
Just uploaded a winter VLOG! Have you subscribed to my YouTube yet? I’m planning a lot more videos for this summer, go on and hit the red “Subscribe” button to stay in the loop!
Im so honored to have qualified for the Moxie Pro Finals, the first ever stand alone pro womens series in wakeboarding. Now, although I’m definitely proud of my video, I also know when to admit defeat. The other ladies videos were so incredible, my favorite one being Meagan Ethells so I am honestly just grateful to have been a part of it! The voting is now over but the awards will be taking place this week! Make sure to keep checking in at www.moxie-pro.com to see the latest news!
[In paid partnerships with Slingshot Wake]
So happy to finally show you my 2021 Pro Model, the Contrast! Available in a 134, 138 and 142, Artwork by Micayla Gatto.
This board is the most fun board I’ve ever ridden, fast carving, flexy in the right places for rail riding and tons of pop off the wake! Rides equally good on the cable as behind the boat. Check out more here: LINK
Been a while since I’ve updated here but as you probably know, I’m more frekvent on instagram and now also YOUTUBE! I wanted to share these two new videos with you on “How to jump Wake to Wake” and “How to 360”! Check them out, subscribe to my channel if you wanna see more and keep ripping!
It’s been a while since I updated! I’m back home in Sweden for the winter to rehab my knee and write my thesis within economic reporting. Somehow my friend Sandra and I managed to find an interesting subject to write about even within accounting! We’re studying economic equality between men and women within sports and I’m actually really excited about our findings! I still have a couple of months before the knee will be cleared for sports but I’m hanging in there and working hard on my rehab. Hopefully I’m more than half way through this ACL recovery at least!
In collaboration with Lifeproof
I’m back in Wilmington and feel half excited half jealous of being back watching the surfers by Wrightsville beach again. I’m still on my crutches from my ACL surgery 6 weeks ago and turns out walking on the sand can be quite challenging. Felt so good to sit in the warm water thought and watch my man get smoked in the surf 🙂
Got to try the artificial surf wave at Langenfeld yesterday! Such a crazy feeling, not like surfing, not like flo riding but somewhere in between. They said I picked it up fairly quickly and I couldnt wipe the smile off my face. Thanks Laura for the pictures!!
Never felt this strong going into a season! Check out a few days at Sunset Wake Park in Brazil. Can’t wait to see what lies ahead!
Playing with my Gopro Hero 7 at sunset wake park with my friend Lisa. She btw just signed a big new sponsor! I told you to keep an eye on her! Anyway, I’m back home now for a couple of days before heading to the US, can’t wait!!
I just got home from 3 weeks of pre season in Brazil where I spent the first days back on the water in 2019. Having worked hard through the winter in the gym my body felt strong and being lucky enough ot meet Bruno when I rode the WWA worlds in mexico last year I got taken care of by some of the best people around. Thanks to Naga Wakepark we stayed in a sweet hotel 5 minutes from the park, Leticia took us on a weekend trip to Rio de Janeiro and later we road tripped the 10 hours to Sunset Wake Park meeting amazing people on the way taking us into their homes. THANK YOU so much everyone for making an unforgettable trip. Check out these Vlogs I made to know more!