Sunday, August 21, 2016
The amazing HUMAN body!
I do not follow athletics: football, baseball, basketball, etc. I know bodies can be built, muscles can be toned, and speed, agility must be practiced in these sports. BUT, but the gymnast? WOW there is no common sense to that. How can a body do all that stuff. I have a heck of a time just training my body not to eat too much. (ouch). I remember Lisa saying awhile back she decided to do a cart wheel (when she hadn’t tried in many years).
Methinks my body forgets what it used to do!!!
I did not watch the Olympics but I see sketches here on the net of the actions in the competition. Miss Biles, she is amazing. In one action it looked like she hung in the air for a few flips. Shucks while at the Pizza hut the other day, I saw the divers. Whew! When I was a kid I won a diving contest. I did a simple dive off the high board and kept my legs straight and together and made a smaller splash than my competitors. Now I see three flips and a couple twists, maybe other things before they hit the water perfectly and make a very small splash. Makes me dizzy.
How much more can the body do? I am a firm believer that NOT EVERYONE could do that stuff no matter how hard they trained. I THINK some folk have more ability than others. One must have TONS of mental and physical control. (I know the mental part would get me! LOL)
My kudo’s to all the athletes who train for this stuff. They must be GOOD, just to get there. More power to ‘em for the dedication.
(I’m trying to ignore the swim team, who displayed the one thing the world despises in many citizens of the USA, arrogance and disregard for other countries rules and ways, when they visit)
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'55 Hudson Metropolitan, one of our old cars. Loved this little thing!