Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Elite Athletes Do It Better; Why Do Some Athletes Rise above the Pack and Completely Dominate?

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Elite Athletes Do It Better; Why Do Some Athletes Rise above the Pack and Completely Dominate?

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Byline: David Jordan WIRAC manager

WITH the recent wrap up from the Olympic Games, it is worth taking a look at elite athletes to see what we can learn from their dedication, perseverance, and hard work.

These attributes often lead to significant sporting success and there is much that we, spectators and lay-people, can learn from them as we strive to achieve small improvements in our lives and in our personal performance whether it be competitive or non-competitive.

Here's an interesting observation from an elite athlete: "I decided to do it and so I did it."

It's such a simple, refreshing attitude.

Do your research, decide on a plan of action, and then implement.

Too often we encounter people doing a 'mash-up' of programs, where they take the things they like from a number of different sources and try to merge all the different strategies.

It's a recipe for disappointing results.

Elite athletes are rare, but they have similarities that allow them to achieve their goals. …

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