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Watch Diver Krysta Palmer Train, Work Out at 2021 Olympics

I'm Both Dizzy and Sore Just Watching Diver Krysta Palmer Crush Her Olympic Workout

How exactly do professional divers train for folding their bodies up like a human lawn chair while flipping through the air and plummeting toward the water below? Krysta Palmer can give you an idea. The 29-year-old gymnast-turned-diver just shared a behind-the-scenes peek at the workouts she's been doing in between Olympic events in Tokyo, and the phrase "beast mode" has never been more applicable.

In a video posted on Instagram Tuesday, Palmer crushes eight hanging leg raises while gripping onto wooden stall bars with nary a flinch or grimace in sight. They're not just any ol' hanging leg raises though — her legs remain completely pin-straight as she lifts her feet all the way up to her hands, and her knees nearly touch her nose during each rep. I mean, sheesh, the idea of executing the move just once, let alone eightfold, has my core begging for mercy, but alas, this is why Palmer's an Olympian and I'm simply writing about Olympians from my couch. After working her abs, Palmer casually does seven backflips onto a mat in rapid, dizzying succession. She aptly captioned the post, "No such thing as off days when you're at the Olympics."

Palmer made her Olympic debut earlier this week when she and teammate Alison Gibson competed in 3-meter synchronized springboard diving. They wound up placing last out of eight duos, but that's not the last time we'll be seeing Palmer in action in Tokyo. She's also set to participate in the individual 3-meter springboard diving competition on Thursday, making her the first woman in springboard diving history to contend in both the synchronized and individual events at a single Olympic Games. How cool is that?! We can't wait to see the fruits of her intense workouts play out.

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