At just 22-years-old, gymnast Louis Smith is becoming a bit of a phenomenon.
[…] How do you stay in shape?
I train six days a week, which includes four full days and two half days. It equates to about 32 hours a week. It’s an intense schedule, but you don’t get anywhere in life without hard work. There’s no close season in gymnastics. We get some short periods when we can get away to allow our bodies to recuperate for a few days, but ultimately we need to ensure we’re on top of our game all year round so that we remain competitive.
How do you stay motivated?
Before it was just my self-determination and it absolutely still is, but now it’s also the fact that I have so many people around me who have put so much into helping me get to where I am today and giving me the opportunities I have.