If you are going to watch the Olympics prima facie or on your telly, you are more likely to marvel at the sight of the participant’s body meticulously sculpted for speed, power and endurance than the matches. If you are wondering if you can also build a body like that of an Olympic athlete, the good news is that you can. Here is how.
Do you line to jump? Sprint? Every person has a unique body. Not all of us are built for endurance and speed, but either of them. Finding out what makes you feel natural and best can help you determine the type of exercise that can work for you. Sam Callan, exercise physiologist working with USA Cycling says that all the training in the world that you may go through will only change one a bit. Therefore, before heading towards finding out what exercises you should do, find out what you are already good at and work further on it.
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Brooke Bennett, the three-time Olympic gold winning swimmer, says that diet must be one’s first focus to improve physical well-being. She added, “nutrition is key in anybody’s life, whether we’re professional athletes or working at a desk”. She believes that it is content that one must look for not calories to have an Olympic body. Apart from eating fruits and vegetables, one must look forward to cutting down on the sugar content because sugar gets metabolised quickly so if you don’t burn sugar while working out, it is likely to increase your weight.
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Even if you are aiming to lose weight, the healthiest of programs would be the kind that would reduce body fat and increase lean muscle mass. When Brooke Bennett swam her record breaking race in Sydney, she weighed 55 kg and had 18% mass, but currently, she is 61 kg with 12% body fat. She says that if one’s clothes fit well enough to make one feel good, the scales don’t really matter.
The human body is made of 60% of water, implying that it needs a regular supply of the same to survive. Fluid loss of 2% bodyweight will influence the circulatory functions and decrease one’s performance. Make sure that you drink enough water every day, but avoid over drinking as that can put a lot of pressure on the kidneys and make them weak over time.
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