Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.
Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.
Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.
There is no magic move or secret that creates victory but lots of little items that, when added together, can make you victorious.
It is always possible to improve.
I have competed before empty stadiums a lot in my career.
As I mentioned previously, the tools that allow for optimum health are diet and exercise.
Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same.
My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.
A key factor is to do training that is fun.
People need to know that by donating, coaching, and just lending support, anyone can become part of the wonderful global family.
The fans and supporters are also part of the Olympic family.
The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women.
Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.
The Olympics have been with the world since 776 B.C., and have only been interrupted by war, especially in the modern era.
Olympians are the product of the Movement, and to get them to the stadiums, pools and playing fields, it takes the actions of legions of people who might not be Olympians.
Too many athletes do not admit their weaknesses.
I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease.
Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.
My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.
The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.
Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004, but there are rumors that they might be switched if the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.
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