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Greetings From Salt Lake With Olympian Ruben Gonzalez

Ruben is sliding more confident than ever.

He’s a great student, like a sponge. We did some guided visualization in the start house before his practice runs. He’s done lots of visualization–all lugers do, but by being at the track with him I was able to see a minor flaw in how he was visualizing. We changed the structure, and he really nailed it.

He’s got his shoulders back and his steering is way better. On the way down the mountain he told me that he was having fun (rather than being fearful) for the first time in his life (he’s 47 and been luging for 26 years)!

Yeah I’m stoked–it is so cool to work with people who will listen and try what we ask of them.

2 Responses to “Greetings From Salt Lake With Olympian Ruben Gonzalez”

  1. Ruben is such a great guy. I would love to see him medal!

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