During this period of rapid physical growth, studies become tougher and sports more challenging. Staying on top of the game require daily practices, weight-training workouts, and participating in one or more competitions a week. All these place a great demand on the body, and inadequate nutrition leads to exhaustion, and inability to concentrate either on studies or on sports.
And athletes have fulfilled that motto rapidly. The winner of the Olympic marathon ran two hours and eight minutes.
Had he been racing against the winner of the Olympic marathon, he would have won by nearly an hour and a half. InJesse Owens held the world record in the meters.
Had Jesse Owens been racing last year in the world championships of the meters, when Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt finished, Owens would have still had 14 feet to go.
To give you a sense of how much it is, I want to share with you a demonstration conceived by sports scientist Ross Tucker. Now picture the stadium last year at the world championships of the meters: And I want you to pretend that Jesse Owens is in that race.
Now close your eyes for a second and picture the race. The gun goes off. An American sprinter jumps out to the front. Usain Bolt starts to catch him. You can open your eyes now. That first beep was Usain Bolt.
That last beep was Jesse Owens. Listen to it again. And then consider that Usain Bolt started by propelling himself out of blocks down a specially fabricated carpet designed to allow him to travel as fast as humanly possible.
Jesse Owens, on the other hand, ran on cinders, the ash from burnt wood, and that soft surface stole far more energy from his legs as he ran. Rather than blocks, Jesse Owens had a gardening trowel that he had to use to dig holes in the cinders to start from.
Rather than the last beep, Owens would have been the second beep. Consider a longer event. InSir Roger Bannister became the first man to run under four minutes in the mile. Nowadays, college kids do that every year. On rare occasions, a high school kid does it. As of the end of last year, 1, men had run under four minutes in the mile, but like Jesse Owens, Sir Roger Bannister ran on soft cinders that stole far more energy from his legs than the synthetic tracks of today.
So if you apply a one and a half percent slowdown conversion to every man who ran his sub-four mile on a synthetic track, this is what happens. Only are left.In this study, we conducted a cluster analysis based on the pretreatment data of Japanese athletes with asthma.
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Nutrition. For every physical activity, the body requires energy and the amount depends on the duration and type of activity. Energy is measured in Calories and is obtained from the body stores or the food we eat. Clearly, athletes have gotten more savvy about performance-enhancing drugs as well, and that's made a difference in some sports at some times, but technology has made a difference in all sports, from faster skis to lighter shoes.
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