Train like an Athlete – The Winter Edition

Some of us hibernate in winter, but Jossi Wells thrives. A professional free skier, competing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and taking home gold at the 2016 X-Games, he is one to watch. Wells’ usually busy training schedule has freed up recently due to an injury so we take the opportunity to talk about his normal training routines, mental preparation and his recovery leading up to his goals of gold at the 2017 Winter Olympics. Tell us a bit about your background. I was born and raised in Wanaka. My mother was a school teacher so I went to primary school for a couple years and then she took me and my brother out to homeschool us herself. As I reached high school age, I started at the NZ Correspondence School. By the age of 16, I was travelling for six months of the year, competing and working as…