The truth is, each of us is called to become a champion in our own lives. We're called to become the very best version of ourselves we can possibly be and to live our best life.
When I am training alone (especially when it's cold out) I find riding with music helps me to stay motivated and positive. I also use this playlist when I am warming up for my races. Enjoy!
Advertising of unhealthy foods using the image of the Olympic Games pairs poor nutrition with an active lifestyle in the eyes of the consumer. For today's youth, this is a misleading message that the international community can ill-afford to convey.
What are the key characteristics of well-motivated Olympic athletes? And how do we achieve them? Through my extensive work with numerous Olympians over several years, I have developed a constellation of traits that defines the champion's mentality.
How ironic! The global event that showcases the fittest people on the planet is bankrolled -- to the tune of about $4 billion -- by companies whose foods undermine our health.
When you watch the Olympics in the next 14 days and feel inspired, think about what it is that moves you. Then realize this: It doesn't really matter. Just get moving!
Music gets me motivated -- I always listen every time I train because it makes me work out harder.
If you believe we all have the ability, given the right conditions, to have an extraordinary life -- whether it is as an Olympic athlete, scientist or teacher -- what can we learn from Olympic athletes to turn our dreams into reality?
Newsflash: Olympic training is hard. Even as a civilian of respectable fitness, I will probably never achieve a level of athletic acumen sufficient enough to understand how hard it is. But that doesn't mean it wasn't worth a try.
For me, music makes my smile brighter during my workouts. It adds that extra something that motivates me to go further or work harder!
At some point during the thrill of watching the Olympics, the question emerges: How do they do it? The answer is supposed to inform the rest of us on the "secrets" to living, well, like an Olympian -- to living with superhuman health. Is there such a formula we can glean from our prized athletes?
Whether you want to dunk a basketball, kill a volleyball, or just grab that cereal off the top shelf, here are five ways to increase your vertical jump:
Whether you're a tennis enthusiast or not, you can apply the teamwork lessons of the Bryans to any aspect of your life.
One of my biggest challenges upon hanging up my racing suit was learning how to be fit and healthy without holding myself to those Olympic standards (which are nearly impossible to sustain). I am not alone in this.