TheNewPotato.com recently sat down with Shawn Johnson to talk workouts, and food.
I always start my day with a cup of coffee and playtime with my dog, Nash. My go-to breakfast would be an egg white omelet, toast with Smucker’s strawberry jam, and green tea.
What stretches are best for you and why?
Gymnastics literally uses every muscle you have. I stretch every part of my body before tumbling in the gym, beginning with a simple cat stretch. Before running I always stretch my hamstrings so that I won’t cramp up while running long distances.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? The worst?
The best advice was ‘Everything happens for a reason.’ I think everyone means well by the advice they have given me over the years, so I wouldn’t say someone has given me “the worst” advice.