WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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135 w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e FOR MORE INFORMATION: Eddie Gildea's website: www.eddiegildea.com US Ski Team: usskiteam.com/ n PULL. Take a big breath, hold it, and stand up, keeping the bar against your legs. Don't shrug or lean back at the top. n RETURN the weight to the floor by pushing your hips back first. Bend your legs once the bar reaches your knees. Don't bend your knees first or you'll hit them with the bar. Side Lunge: n ERICA SAYS TO BEGIN the side lunge standing upright in an athletic position, knees and hips slightly bent, feet shoulder-width apart, and your head and chest up. n STAYING LOW, take a slow, lateral step to the right, keeping your toes pointed forward. Extend the left knee, driving your weight to the right flexing the knee and hip into a side lunge. Maintain good pos- ture through the entire spine, keeping your head and chest up. n PAUSE at the bottom of the motion, and then extend through the working leg to return to a standing posi- tion, transitioning into a lunge to the opposite side. He also does a lot of skateboarding in the off- season and engages in trampoline training. "We typically learn our tricks on a trampoline and then do it on the snow," he explains. Without a doubt, this lifelong Westonian has golden dreams and a golden future in the world of skiing. An unfortunate recent ACL tear in New Zealand will sideline Eddie for the start of the 2015-16 winter season, but he hopes to be fully recovered and back on the circuit by the end of next year. "The Olympics are a lofty goal but by no means unrealistic," concludes James.

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