Monday, June 29, 2015

Becoming A Great Sprinter

Usain Bolt

To be a great sprinter one needs determination, grit and speed. It takes many years of training, sacrifice, hard work and overcoming challenges. However, it can be done. With time sprinters learn their bodies and what works best for them. Coaches and trainers have varying techniques, some which have proven quite successful. Here are a few inspirational quotes from successful sprinters Jesse Owens and Usain Bolt.

Jesse Owens

Well all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that’s where it’s at.

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it, and you’ll start believing in it.

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds

One chance is all you need.

Usain Bolt

Don’t think about the start of the race. Think about the ending.

Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body.

If I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn’t really bother me.
I have learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I’m gonna do after the race, what I’m gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax before the race.

I know what I can do so I never doubt myself.