Being a great athlete is not just about the recognition. It’s not just about the rewards. Being a great athlete is also about health and fitness. It’s also about patience and determination.
Most of all, being a great athlete is about self-discipline.
How? By practicing habits that will not just make them physically healthy and fit, but also mentally healthy and emotionally fit.
Here are some habits of great athletes:
They train hard.
Time and effort are needed to fully master something you’re good at. In the case of athletes, training hard – running early in the morning or even repeating things until it’s done perfectly – is one great way to make use of their time and their effort to fully master what they’re good at.
They take it easy.
Believe it or not, training hard is useless – but only if you can’t take it easy as needed. And this is where general warm-ups come in. The purpose of the general warm up is to condition your body enough for the extensive training’s rigorous undertakings, as well as for the actual sport’s rigorous undertakings – without getting tired easily and without getting pained badly.
They rest enough.
A great athlete doesn’t only train hard, but also rest enough. They don’t push themselves to succeed until their physical limitations, but rather push themselves to succeed despite their physical limitations. This is for them to remain in great shape not just physically, but also in great shape mentally and in great shape emotionally – as their bodies fully regenerate while sleeping.
They eat and drink well.
Great athletes are just like other people: they need to eat and drink well, in order to keep themselves healthier and fitter – inside and out. Their eating habits range from gluten-free diets to all-protein diets. Their drinking habits, on another hand, range from alkaline water to energy drinks.