Unless you have been living under a rock you will realize that the Olympics are currently happening in Rio. It is the pinnacle of sport that happens once every 4 years. The last week and a half has been a juggling act for me, trying to watch as much as I can, I don’t like missing anything, especially the Athletics. What I love about the Olympics’ is it’s not all about the physical pouress an athlete has, it’s about the thing between your ears that is the difference between success and failure. I remember when I was younger and I was watching the Olympics with my dad and he said, “a lot of these athletes (I think it was swimming we were watching) are in the best shape of there lives, but they wont compete anywhere near there best because they cant handle the pressure psychologically”. This really rang true for me because it was 16 years ago and it feels like it was yesterday. For most people they only get one shot in the 4 year cycle where everything falls into place, that’s why the Olympics are the pinnacle and being the Olympic champion is so prestigious.
A classic example is the Great Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. In his first Olympics he failed to make it out of the first round, even though he was one of the fastest 200m runners going into the games. Then as of yesterday he is now a 3x 100m champ and at this rate will also be the 3x 200m champ.
A Cool article I read this week is by Tony Gentilcore, some great practical personal assessments/correctives to test to see if you are moving as well as you should be.(EVERY ONE SHOULD READ THIS)
Something that I find a lot of people have little or no understanding on is the role that sodium (salt) has on the body, why we need it, how much do we need and how to get it. This Epic article goes along way to answering these questions thanks to the great work from Chris Kresser!
“Is salt really as dangerous as we have been led to believe? Or is there a healthy, even beneficial range of salt that we should be eating? And could the government’s low salt recommendations actually be harmful to health?”
This has about 6 sections to it so make sure you read it all!
Two Quotes for this instalment
Shakti Gawain: “Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow. It has no real substance of its own; it is simply a lack of light.
Usain Bolt, “Know what it is you want, then do whatever it takes to get it!”
untill next time!!!