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Mikaela Shiffrin showing off her World Cup trophy during an autograph session at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek.

Mikaela Shiffrin showing off her World Cup trophy during an autograph session at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek.

"Lately I’ve been really proud of my ability to do pull-ups. Last year I couldn’t even do one. [My coach] had me do assisted pull-ups in sets of as many as I could until I get to 30 pull-ups. I started out doing seven with an assisted band — first pulling half my body weight, then went to a smaller band, pulling more of my body weight, then doing them unassisted. I could only do three but I did a bunch of sets of three ... A year later, I can do 10 pull-ups." -- #TeamUSA skier Mikaela…

How skier Mikaela Shiffrin conquered pull-ups, splotchy skin and more

All eyes are on 18-year-old Mikaela Shriffin, who’s poised to be America’s skiing sweetheart. Called a “phenom” by the likes of Bode Miller, Shiffrin won her second World Cup slalom earlier this month. And while there are probably few mountains this Olympic hopeful can’t conquer, she did face one fitness hurdle: the dreaded pull-up. Here, she tells us how she overcame it, and shares how

"I still don't think there is a winning formula. It's really just working your butt off." -Mikaela Shiffrin via Red Bulletin

Instagram post by Tory Sport • Nov 18, 2016 at 8:10pm UTC

"I still don't think there is a winning formula. It's really just working your butt off." -Mikaela Shiffrin via Red Bulletin