VIDEO: Peterborough Olympian Louis Smith releases amazing new video showing hilarious warm-up routine ahead of Rio 2016

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith warming up at home for Rio 2016 Olympics.  Photography by Daniel Lewis

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith warming up at home for Rio 2016 Olympics. Photography by Daniel Lewis

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With the Olympic Games mere months away, Louis Smith has given an insight how he gets his day off to a great start, with a remarkable morning routine that includes somersaults, pommel horse practice and the splits.

The new video, released today, shows how the London 2012 silver medalist, from Eye, Peterborough, starts his day by climbing out of bed and walking down the stairs on his hands. Somersaults onto the sofa, pommel horse practice and press ups on the counter also form part of Louis’ unique wake-up performance. In a way that only an Olympic gymnast could,

Louis tumbles through the kitchen effortlessly to flick the kettle on with his big toe, and finishes off his incredible morning routine sat in splits, with a hearty bowl of Corn Flakes.

Louis said: “I love to get off to an energetic start in the morning as I find this sets me up for day ahead. With such an active lifestyle, I need a filling breakfast to keep my body fuelled throughout the day.

“I loved making the video and showing some of my moves around the house - although I must warn people not to try these moves at home unless you are a trained gymnast; eating breakfast whilst doing the splits is not for everyone!

“Competing at the Olympic Games takes a lot of preparation and having a positive wake up routine has really helped me to reach peak performance over the years and reach my full potential. It’s an amazing feeling to have Great Britain’s support this summer, and now I can’t wait to get out there and compete with Team GB and help us get off to a great start in Rio.”

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith warming up at home for Rio 2016 Olympics.  Photography by Daniel Lewis

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith warming up at home for Rio 2016 Olympics. Photography by Daniel Lewis

Louis’ bedroom features personal touches including his Rio de Janeiro guidebook and map, which will come in useful in August, and his Strictly Come Dancing costume from his winning routine on the show. With Union Jack bedding, and a red, blue and white theme throughout the house, Louis is supporting Team GB all the way to the Olympic Games

Louis shared his incredible morning routine to celebrate the launch of the new Kellogg’s #GreatStarts campaign where the public can win tickets to the RIO Olympics simply by sharing their morning routines and using the #GreatStarts hashtag

Louis, as an ambassador for the Great Starts campaign, invited Kellogg’s to film his morning routine ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. As an athlete, Louis understands the importance of starting his day off right and is sharing his story of success with Kellogg’s up until the start of Rio 2016 this summer.

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith warming up at home for Rio 2016 Olympics.  Photography by Daniel Lewis

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith warming up at home for Rio 2016 Olympics. Photography by Daniel Lewis