Growing up I knew a guy who was strong as an ox. He did not play sports or have a tough job. He was just naturally strong. This was when I started considering genetics and how they can be of benefit or detriment when it came to a desire to play professional sports. The guy was strong, but he did not have endurance. He had that explosive strength to lift or crush something, but could not sustain the energy output. This is why I go for Denver strength training now that I am a professional athlete.
In playing my sport I have never worried about another contender being better than me. I have learned to play up my own strengths and even get better where I am weak. I have learned to use the weaknesses of other players against them as well as being able to manipulate their strengths to my benefit. Old Ali’s approach to taking hits to rest while the other guy is wearing himself out with all his strength is an example. At the Denver strength training facility I go to I learn how to be stronger but not gas out. (more…)