Growth

Why Michael Phelps Shouldn’t Retire – And Neither Will I

Michael Phelps swam the 4th fastest 100m butterly time in the world tonight, and the media headlines are about losing. This is how we know the media has no clue about elite performance. Phelps, the greatest swimmer ever, finished second to Ryan Lochte, who may end up as the second best swimmer ever. He did it after taking two years off, gaining 30 pounds, then quietly training back into shape over the last six months. Today's placement wasn't about winning or losing. It was a kickoff. An experiment. The smile he showed in the prelims showed it has elements of a game. It's fun. While I'm sure Phelps would have been pumped to win, his results show he still belongs among the world's elite swimmers. That he could be so competitive after such a short time training should terrify his rivals. (more…)

By Arthur Coddington, ago
Growth

Elite Action Series Part 1: The Doughnut Issue

A balanced diet Photo by Lynne Hand Elite athletes continually push their limits. They find new gears or fall behind. Pushing limits has been the key to me competing at the elite level for two decades and winning 15 world championship titles. In this Elite Action Series, I'll share strategies from elite athletes that can shake up your performance and push your limits. Let's start with the plan that comes from inspiration. (more…)

By Arthur Coddington, ago
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