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5 Female Olympians to Watch in Vancouver

We caught up with five of our favorite female contenders for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Learn their go-to workout moves, diet foods, feel-good songs, and more.

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Emily Cook (Freestyle Skiing)

The 30-year-old Belmont, Massachusetts, native injured both feet before the 2002 Olympics, then scored 19th place in 2006. Now the former U.S. champ, who won the World Cup in 2008, is hungry for gold.

Training schedule: Four hours a day when she's not jumping; seven when she is -- every day
Hurts-so-good move: Windshield Wipers: Hang from a bar with your hands, raise legs until toes are almost touching the bar (next to your hands); keep legs together as you twist them to the left and then to the right. Do 20 reps.
Post-workout fuel: Rice or soy-milk shake with fruit and protein-and-carb powder
On her iPod: The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling"

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Erin Hamlin (Luge)

At the 2009 World Championships, this 23-year-old from Remsen, New York, beat the seemingly invincible Germans. She's going to the Olympics this year with a target on her back.

Training schedule: Two to eight hours every day
Hurts-so-good move: High-rep barbell complexes -- a routine done without putting down the 90-pound weights
Post-workout fuel: Low-fat chocolate milk
On her iPod: Matisyahu's "Motivate"

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Jennifer Rodriguez (Long-Track Speed Skating)

She made history by becoming the first Cuban American to win a Winter Olympic medal (bronze) in 2002. The 33-year-old Miami native retired after the 2006 Olympics but decided to make a highly anticipated comeback in 2008.

Training schedule: Four hours a day, five days a week
Hurts-so-good move: Squats with dumbbells. "I do 10 to 15 reps, and by the time I'm done my legs are shaking."
Pre-workout fuel: Granola and a banana for breakfast
On her iPod: Fugazi's "Waiting Room"

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Angela Ruggiero (Hockey)

A nine-time world champion medalist, the 30-year-old from Harper Woods, Michigan, will compete in her fourth Olympics this year. She plans to retire at season's end.

Training schedule: Two hours on the ice six days a week, one and a half hours of lifting four days a week, plus an hour of yoga once a week
Hurts-so-good move: Bridges on a stability ball
Pre-workout fuel: Peanut butter and banana on toast
On her iPod: The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling"

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Hannah Teter (Snowboarding)

In 2002 the now 23-year-old from Belmont, Vermont, won the Junior World Championships, where she became the first woman to land a 900 in the half-pipe competition (that means she completed a midair rotation of 900 degrees). In 2003 she was the youngest member of the U.S. National Team.

Training schedule: Two to three hours most days
Hurts-so-good move: One-legged squats with 20-pound dumbbells on the Bosu ball
Pre-workout fuel: Organic fruit
On her iPod: The Beautiful Girls' "Black Bird"

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2010.

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