July 30, 2012

Consultants Help Improve Olympic Athletes’ Performance

Olympic athletes take our breath away as we wonder how they can swim that fast, jump that far, or navigate that balance beam so effortlessly.

Do you ever wonder how they do that?

Athletes train to maximize performance, using techniques that have proven effective over time. Increasingly, however, athletes are consulting with engineers and using advanced technology to help improve their performance.

Click here to learn about the science and engineering employed by Olympic athletes in various events. The clip entitled "Maximizing the Long Jump of Brian Clay" shows the technology and engineering consultants one athlete's sponsor provided to help fine tune the physics and angles of his jumps.

Will these consultants and their high tech techniques make the Olympics attainable for more people?

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