4 qualities that make an Olympic Athlete
- Genetic superiority: Yes, if they possess god-given talent beyond mere mortals they are destined for greatness. Enough raw talent, and it’s just a matter of how high on the podium they go…
- Drive and determination: The olympian must go the extra mile and push to shave off the extra split-second to achieve best in the world status. That requires motivation and desire to be the best.
- Access to the greatest: Great training can produce great athletes. If an athlete has access to the best facilities, the best food, the best nutritional supplements, and the best group of professionals often this can lead to the best performers. That’s why we consider it such a feat when someone comes from humble beginnings to become the best in the world at a sport every 4 years.
- Knowledge of the best science and technology has to offer: Scientific advancements have come a long way. One needs supplements that are NSF certified and won’t possibly be banned by the IOC or other governing body in sport. Training can consist of training in the sport, cross-training in another activity, or breaking down the skills needed into physical, psychophysical, visual, and mental trainings that can aide in an athlete’s development in the sport. Often times it isn’t the most talented, or the most ambitious that wins the ultimate prize; often it is the smartest player on the field that takes home the gold! Sports vision training is training the eyes and brain to interpret the information faster, better, and with greater efficiencies that make the coordinated action come with ease.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to see like one. To learn more about the smart play, call 815-676-4474 to schedule your athlete’s FREE Sports Vision Assessment and first sports vision training session with Dr. Mark Burke (sports vision specialist) today!