The gruelling workout regimen of Oscar Pistorius: Secrets of an A-list body
23:17 GMT, 27 August 2012
We reveal the stories behind the stars of the Games — and their gruelling workout regimens.
This week, Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius is a multiple world record holder on the track
Having amazed the world as the first amputee runner to take part in the Olympics, Pistorius is back to try for gold at the Paralympics.
Born with fibular hemimelia, meaning
he has no fibulas (calf bones), the 25-year-old South African had his
legs amputated below the knee before he was one.
He is a multiple world record holder
on the track.
Preparing for the Paralympics, he followed a regime of
track sessions, weight training and strict diet.
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David Hamilton, a coach at the English Institute of Sport, recommends the side plank.
Lie on your side.
Hold your body in a straight line with your elbow beneath your shoulder.
Hold for 20 seconds, then repeat on the other side.
Preparing for the Paralympics, Oscar followed a regime of track sessions, weight training and strict diet