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You know those certain individuals on this planet that a blessed with raw talent and athletic build, stature and ability that is supernatural. We got to witness these athletes first hand during the recent Olympics. For the rest of us, we have to work in order to achieve our own athletic greatness.

Diligence, consistence, motivation, desire and a willingness to chip away towards our goals are the secrets to success. There are no metals for practice. There is no recognition for the time and effort we put in day after day, under the radar screen just for the sake of getting better.

Just remember, next time you look at a fellow athlete and wonder why they are faster or stronger. Is it a function of design or a product of consistent hard work? There is no substitute for smart training.