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USWNT’s Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams Share Their Pre- and Post-Game Essentials

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Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams
June 29, 2023

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Skimm Her Life is a series in our weekly newsletter, Skimm Your Life, where smart women share their favorite products.

Today we have Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams — friends, podcast hosts, and stars of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team. sure to subscribe to this newsletter to learn even more about women’s sports. Sam and Lynn, the mic is yours…

Smartest purchase you’ve made recently?

Sam: I recently bought a Dyson vacuum and it was pricey but so worth it. I love vacuuming now.

Lynn: I just bought a new comfy couch. It’s the Lindyn Sectional from Ashley Furniture. It’s been a game changer for my lounging.

What’s a go-to product for your pre-game routine?

Sam: Supergoop Glowscreen. It’s good sunscreen with a little coverage and shine to it. 

Lynn: Agreed. I need a good sunscreen and a good hair gel.

Self-care product you swear by for post-game recovery?

Sam: Therabody RecoveryAir JetBoots, “the big legs.” I do these compression legs every single day and swear by them for swelling and recovery.

Lynn: I also swear by “the big legs.” I use the Normatec ones, but any compression legs are a recovery game changer.

What three items do you always have in your gym bag?

Sam: Obviously, a snack. Usually a banana or carb. Plus, a change of clothes and some electrolytes. 

Lynn: Sunscreen, chapstick, water bottle. The big three.

The best piece of advice you’ve received?

Sam: Your confidence is yours to maintain. No one else’s words or actions should affect it.

Lynn: You should go out and see the world because no matter what, you can always come back home.

Favorite surprisingly useful item under $25?

Sam: An extra phone charger always comes in handy.

Lynn: Oh, I love that answer.

Your favorite gear for at-home workouts?

Sam: Usually just whatever I wore to sleep in —  if I’m working out at home, I want to make the least amount of laundry possible. 

Lynn: You can get a great workout done with mini bands and a set of weights (even if the weights aren't heavy).

The workout clothes that always end up in your laundry basket?

Sam: My favorite black Nike T-shirt because it’s soft and goes with everything. 

Lynn: I always wear a pair of Nike leggings, crew socks and some old T-shirt.

Your favorite pre-workout snacks?

Sam: Toast with peanut butter, a banana, or a GoMacro bar. I am known for keeping “emergency” snacks in my car, just in case I get extra hungry. 

Lynn: I love a smoothie, toast, and always some electrolytes. 

Any tips for women looking to get into watching more sports?

Sam: Listen to our podcast, Snacks, and follow the NWSL on social media. 

Lynn: Yeah, duh, listen to Snacks. Find a team or player that you love and support them.

Psst: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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