Phelps, Nash and Horowitz

These three men are great examples of practice at work.  Most of us know about Michael Phelps, the Olympic gold medalist.  His coach appeared on Good Morning America and reported that Michael practiced 365 days a year.  The news reporter asked the coach, “Did Michael practice on Christmas day?” 

“Absolutely,” his coach replied. 

“On his birthday?” the interviewer asked.

“For sure, twice on his birthday.”

Can you imagine?  So if you wanted to win a gold medal, you would learn from this conversation that you might have to commit to that level of practice.  Now, not everyone has Michael Phelps’ body type and not everyone has his muscle makeup, but the point is, of all the other swimmers who have similar body types and muscle makeup, his intensity and his commitment to deliberate practice obviously put him over the top.

  • Posted by Coach Pete
  • Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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