Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: Yu-Na Kim does 500+ sit-ups a day...

  1. #1
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    24

    Yu-Na Kim does 500+ sit-ups a day...

    According to this article

    http://english.kbs.co.kr/society/peo...374_11774.html

    Yu-Na does over 500 sit-ups and runs 6 km everyday. Is that typical for the daily training for a skater? Anyway it does seem to pay off.

  2. #2
    Down With It
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,549
    there was a similar article on Kimmie about her training routine...pretty intense when you consider that it's only ice skating.

  3. #3
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    696
    So did Britney Spears for awhile and then she had 2 babies.

    She's 13 and in third grade? Can someone explain the school system in Korea?
    Last edited by Fossi; 12-16-2006 at 07:44 PM.

  4. #4
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Fossi View Post
    She's 13 and in third grade? Can someone explain the school system in Korea?
    Lol, I think she's 15.

    The school is Dojang Middle School, so maybe, just MAYBE she's in the third year of that middle school... I'm not sure. I don't live in Korea and I'm not Korean. =P

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,017
    Quote Originally Posted by Fossi View Post
    So did Britney Spears for awhile and then she had 2 babies.

    She's 13 and in third grade? Can someone explain the school system in Korea?
    She's pretty much home schooling just like a lot of other top American skating kids according to her own account.

  6. #6
    Custom Title Mathman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    28,327
    As for Kim's training regimen, all athletes kill themselves like that. If they didn't, they'd be blown out by the kids that did.

  7. #7
    Rooting for the divas with Kwanford Spun Silver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    4,880
    No wonder she looks so unhappy. What a miserable life. No time for friends or play, no snacks, no normal education, horrible pain....

    The cost of that perfection is too high. I will be glad for her when she gets out of the sport.

  8. #8
    Down With It
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,549
    yeah, maybe. But I have no doubt she'll be a gold-medal ***** and build up some stash to keep her consoled.

    There's nothing like that OGM. Tara killed her hips to get it and she even said she has no regrets.

  9. #9
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    652
    Quote Originally Posted by bruised View Post
    Lol, I think she's 15.

    The school is Dojang Middle School, so maybe, just MAYBE she's in the third year of that middle school... I'm not sure. I don't live in Korea and I'm not Korean. =P
    Yes, by third grade it's the third year of MIDDLE school, so it's the equivalent of 9th grade in America.

  10. #10
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    272
    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    No wonder she looks so unhappy. What a miserable life. No time for friends or play, no snacks, no normal education, horrible pain....

    The cost of that perfection is too high. I will be glad for her when she gets out of the sport.
    I don't get the feeling that she looks unhappy this year. I think she looks much happier and she enjoys her programmes this year, that's what I get from watching her performance and her reaction after each skate. I agree she didn't look happy at all last year.

  11. #11
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    131
    [QUOTE=bruised;216316]Lol, I think she's 15.

    Yu-Na is sixteen years old, born in September 1990.
    She's lovely. I really like her LP this year. What an artist, and she makes the jumps and spins look so easy! The music suits her very well. It's nice that all the skaters don't pick the same pieces of music - classical, opera, or well-known soundtracks.

  12. #12
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    No wonder she looks so unhappy. What a miserable life. No time for friends or play, no snacks, no normal education, horrible pain....

    The cost of that perfection is too high. I will be glad for her when she gets out of the sport.
    Yu Na is 16 years old and will be in 11th grade in high school next March. She is just a cheerful young girl who likes to post pictures of her own and meet friends online--at Korean version Myspace.
    But when skating, she almost always keep her composure and seems quite reserved --maybe that's why I couldn't really see impressive facial expressions from her last year. But as many people agree, Yu Na has changed since then and I see she definitely loves to skate, even with those 500 situps and running or whatever.

  13. #13
    Custom Title Mathman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    28,327
    I agree with fscrit and blueham. This article was actually written more than a year ago. For some reason there were several newspaper stories at that time that pictured Yu-na as a poor little woe-is-me victim, everyone is forcing me to be a skater, I don't have any friends, I just train, train, train all the time. There was a famous quote to the effect that, "my only treat is that once every six months I get to go to the movies." There was a lot of discussion on the Internet about how scandalous it was that she wasn't going to regular school at the time.

    This image was compunded when she went to Canada to train for a while. There, she was shy and homesick, she did not speak English well, and a lot of people interpreted that as her being unhappy with her life as an elite skater.

    I think all that was greatly exagerated. I think she's just like all the other kids in the sport. Yes, they work hard and they make sacrifices. They also have unique opportunitites and experiences. It's a trade-off.

  14. #14
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    177
    actually,

    regarding yuna as being a poor little high school girl who never gets to go out etc etc, that is not because she is an athlete. i went to korean schools growing up (a loooong time ago, hah), and school is very very strict. they're supposed to do nothing but study all day, from morning till 2-3am sometimes. i think i've been out to the movies maybe 3 times in the 6 years that i went to middle school and high school. she would have that life even if she weren't a skater. she actually gets to do more, since she flies around to different countries etc, instead of being cooped up in school all day.

    although, i guess she would be able to have more snacks and not do 500 situps a day!

  15. #15
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Fossi View Post
    So did Britney Spears for awhile and then she had 2 babies.

    She's 13 and in third grade? Can someone explain the school system in Korea?
    I'm Korean, and I can explain the school system in Korea. In Korea, there are 3 steps to finish secondary education. Those are elementary, middle and high school. Yu-na was (at that time) 13 and she was in third grade of middle school. Now, do you get it??

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •