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Could you survive Kerri Walsh Jennings’s workout?

Sidelined last summer with two injuries, her shoulder and her ankle, she’s now back in action and Furthermore had the opportunity to spectate one of her recent workouts alongside her best friend, makeup artist Roxanne (Roxy) Saffaie, and her trainer Kerry Wachtfogel. Walsh Jennings also talked about how much sleep she deems necessary, how her relationship with her body changed after becoming a mom, and her latest project, p1440.

And as for those injuries, she doesn’t see them as setbacks. In fact, she thinks fear and pain and uncertainty can be full of magic and growth. “I believe that there's an opportunity and there's positive to every situation, no matter how bleak it can seem, whether it's a difficulty in a relationship or with a teammate or with yourself and your body,” says Walsh Jennings. “With my two injuries, they were total blessings in disguise. I would have never gotten my ankle fixed if I didn't hurt my shoulder. Instead of looking at my sixth shoulder surgery as, ‘What am I doing? Am I done?’ I can say, ‘Thank you, Lord, for this chance to be stronger than ever.’

Watch her beach workout in the video above, then read our Q&A. You can also scroll down to see some of her go-to exercises.

The Exercises

Dynamic Band Work

Partner Toss with Twist

Core Punch

Shoulder Strength and Mobility

Medicine Ball Wall Toss

TRX Plank with Splits

Photography by Sam Kweskin