Sunday, July 29, 2012
Russian Olympic Domination
Outside of the controversy of steroids aside, they had made one significant change that challenged all traditional thoughts on exercise. Since then every other country has adopted this secret into training their Olympic athletes.
For a long time a huge part of training athletes were to make them run for a long time at a slow pace.
The Russians had replaced long distance running for short sprints. It didn't take long for this information to get literally smuggled out. Since then elite athletic training has never been the same. Even for marathon runners.
Now if only someone could tell all the regular gym goers...