This is wonderful! I have my degree in Sociology and I am so glad you shared this!
I always find it worrying when olympic athletes are heralded as the pinnacle of physical fitness when the truth is often very different. As has already been said, olympic athletes (but for a few exceptions) generally have a very specialised fitness based around their sport. I used to know a national squad member of the UK swimming team who could not do a single push up.
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Aimee Mullins just makes me happy
Stats: 5'6" female, 21 years young
Starting Weight: 187 lbs (March 2010)
Current Weight: 143 lbs (Oct 2011)
Goal BF: 20%
Super D Omega 3 daily & BCAAs preworkout
The Primal Holla! Eating fat. Getting lean. Being awesome.
You were sick, but now you're well, and there's work to do. - Kilgore Trout
If I had to pick a body type I think hers is the best. Some of the basketball players are too much.
I like the decathlete/heptathlete.
I'm surprised they dont have swimmers and divers.
And it cracks me up that Rulan is there.
MTA: because it is rare I dont have more to say
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7