Quarantine workout: NHL star Ilya Kovalchuk shows how to train together with wife (VIDEO)
The 36-year-old forward called on his followers to unite during the turbulent period and do home training while in lockdown.
The 2018 Olympic champion can be seen doing squats while holding Nikol on his shoulders.
“Let’s support each other through hard times. Take care of yourself and your nearest and dearest, your parents and grandparents in particular… This is VERY important! Train at home and post videos of your training. Let’s train together,” Kovalchuk wrote.
His wife, Nikol, trains twice a day despite not being a professional athlete. She admits that her addiction to sport has evolved into a professional career which has even brought her bodybuilding awards.
Last year, the mother of four participated in a bodybuilding tournament where she was among the prize winners.
In February, Kovalchuk teamed up with compatriot Alexander Ovechkin at the Washington Capitals after being traded by the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.