I've been watching a repeat of the 2009 Alpine Skiing World Cup on Universal Sports this evening and found it absolutely amazing how Lindsey Vonn is able to obliterate the competition.
Mind you, while she won the overall 2009 World Cup, she actually only placed first in 2 downhills last year -- Lake Louise, Canada and the race I just watched in Are, Sweden (the last downhill event of 2009). The race in Are, Sweden was the start of good things for Lindsey who to date has won 6 downhill events in 2010, not including her Olympic Gold.
I've been more than curious in regards to what Lindsey's workout entails and after a bit of digging came across this video
A note of caution: Unstable surface training is risky business if you don't know what you're doing. Don't try some of this at home kids! However, there's plenty that you can take away from this video, not the least being that if you want to be the best you need to put in the sweat!