Nicole Stout is a Team USA judo athlete and a 2020 and 2024 Olympic hopeful. The 22-year-old has been dominating national and international competitions since her early teens, and she is gearing up for her first Olympic games in Tokyo. Stout has always competed in sports and began her training in gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and ballet. She changed tack at age 13 and took up judo, a sport her father and brother both loved and practiced themselves. Outside of judo practice, Stout’s intense training regimen includes a variety of heavy lifts, such as her favorite — the clean-and-jerk — and plenty of cardio work. Her favorite judo throw is the uchimata, and her favorite food is sushi. She is currently taking classes at Harvard University online.
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Nicole’s Favorite Supplement
SR CarnoSyn sustained-release beta-alanine. “It delays the feeling of lactic acid in your muscles and boosts recovery,” she says. “I take it every day.”
Nicole’s Cardio Workout
Nicole’s Ceviche Recipe
“It’s a family recipe for ceviche! Fresh, healthy, and super delicious, you can’t ask for anything else in a meal. I prefer a diet that consists of fish, fruit, and veggies, so this is the perfect meal for covering all of those bases.”
Shrimp (or cut up fish of choice)
Boil shrimp until pink or cook fish all the way through. Dice onions, mangos, tomatoes, and cucumbers and mix in large bowl. Add cooked shrimp to the vegetables and fruit. Add cilantro and enough orange juice to sufficiently coat everything. Then, add a couple tablespoons of ketchup and mix it in to cut down on the acidity. Keep adding orange juice or ketchup to taste. You can also add some lime if you would like. The end result should be colorful and super refreshing!
Nicole’s Summer-Ready Tips
Nicole’s Favorite Workout Playlists
“I prefer super peppy, fast paced, positive songs to work out to. I like my playlist to evoke the mental image of speeding down a highway, with all of the windows down, having the time of your life.”
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