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U.S. luger Kate Hansen breaks it down to warm up

When an athlete suffers from injury, they have to be innovative.
Posted By Aileen Graef   |   Feb. 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM   |   Comments

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. luger Kate Hansen uses dancing as her warm up routine rocks it out.

Due to a broken foot, Hansen cannot warm up the way she normally would, and instead uses a dance routine to get her limbs moving. She told NBC reporters she listens to only Beyonce because it helps her to "get fierce."

NBC commentator and former luger Duncan Kennedy criticized her routine. “I would like to see something a little more sports specific from her,” Kennedy said. “What you see out of the top runners, the really heavy-hitters, is they’re working those start muscles. They’re working the low back, the arms and the shoulders and getting the power out of them because the start has to be a powerful movement. It doesn’t get the job done for medal contention.”

Despite the criticism, it seems to work for her.


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