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Performance Enhancement Is In The Sporting Airs
by furllow
Sep 19, 2012 | 796 views |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
The fastest man ever, all looking bitter, seemed baffled by the utterances made by a former world champion which pointed to the fact that the former's performance is held in doubt. "I have no respect for him," Bolt said of Carl Lewis. "The things he says about track athletes is really downgrading for another athlete to say something like that. I think he's just looking for attention, really, because nobody really talks much about him."

True, Carl Lewis insinuated that there should be some kind of illegal enhancement that is responsible for the fastest speed ever run by any man. In that respect, it can be safely said that Carl Lewis alluded to doping which has been part and parcel of sporting history since the 19th century. For instance, Thomas Hicks of the United States is said to have taken a pre-race cocktail of egg whites, brandy and strychnine to enhance his performance. His fellow American, the glamorous goddess of American track, Florence Griffith Joe, fondly known as Flo-Jo,  was said to be an average sprinter in her 20s. However, she set a world record of 10.49 in the 100 that is yet to be broken after more than two decades. But all who doubted her record back then hastened to add that no scientific test had ever been ever made to prove her a doper.

Although the London Olympics were punctuated by inspirational performances from female athletes, none of them came close to beating Flo Jo's record; an excruciating conundrum that it ought  to be since there are far better training facilities and the best of trainers today compared to those of the times back then.

Today I look at one of the forms of doping that is referred to as blood doping. The World Anti-Doping Agency defines it as the misuse of techniques and or substances to increase one’s blood cell count. Usually, two pints are removed from the athlete’s blood at least two weeks before the competition. This blood is then frozen until one or two days to the competition, thawed and then re-injected into the athlete. It is commonly used by endurance athletes such as marathoners and cyclists to enhance endurance in particular and performance at large as a result of extra oxygen flowing to the working muscles.

For the sake of breaking the world record, athletes will take the risk of blood doping and to them, the record does outweigh the side effects which range from increased blood viscosity, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, cerebral vascular accident, infections as well as myocardial infarction.

Yet we cannot say without being against certitude that the standards are dropping due to doping but may be right to say that doping may have been responsible for the apparently high standards back then.

‘We know why some of those records have not been broken,’ said Franke, a professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the German Cancer Center in Heidelberg. ‘But the fact the times are much slower now points to a significantly cleaner sport.’ I wonder what he would have to say about male athletes who are breaking world records. Would he say the same? I think I should stick to Miami movers who do not require any kind of performance enhancement to give a superb performance.

2012 Olympics: Usain Bolt’s Legacy Enhanced
by furllow
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Bolt leads, the rest follow
Bolt leads, the rest follow

Although Bolt held the world record in the 100-meter dash prior to the 2012 Olympics, many were optimistic Yohan Blake may carry the title of the “fastest man” but to their utter surprise, Bolt not only solidified his status as the fastest man ever but as one of the greatest Olympians ever on Sunday 5th August at the London Olympics. In fact, he blew away his own record registered in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


If he wins the 200m final, he is bound to become the only man with two Olympic titles in the 200. Just as he opened the defense of his 100-meter title with a stress free-first round heat, he managed to do the same for the 200m first round heat. Isiah Young of the United States had lined up next to the speedster rejoiced all over the world and he acknowledged that, indeed, Usain is a legend in the making: "It was different. He's more experienced," said Young, the 22-year-old who finished third to advance to the semifinals. "He knows how to get through this round. I don't think he was all-out at all. I think he was in cruise control."


More than 12 hours after getting onto the podium to pick the 100m gold, Bolt returned to the track for the 200m heat. His training partner, Yohan Blake, also eased into the next round after clocking 20.38. Blake posed a threat to Usain’s legacy after the legend-in-the-making’s back-to-back losses to the former at Jamaica’s Olympics trials five weeks ago; scenarios that sparked off uncertainty into the lead up to the London Olympics. For his part, Blake feels he is in top shape and Bolt should watch out for him since, "The track is fast. Usain is really fast. But I'm in great shape," Blake said. "Anything is possible."


But from what has so far transpired, it is only a few mistakes that would offer Blake a chance to beat Bolt, like an unthinkable false start and disqualification on the 2011 World Championships. Already, Bolt has been through the first heat and awaits the semi final. So what rules is he bound to break that may have other competitors outstrip him of the 200m world title? Unlike his favorite cornhole game found here that is rather kind to players, the most theatrical for the sprint spectator and, arguably very unkind to the sprinters, is a false start. Once an athlete dares to move off the starting blocks before the gun has fired or within 0.10 sec of its firing, they are disqualified straight away. The other rare possibility is when an athlete runs out of their lane or, in one way or another, obstruct another athlete. Whatever the result of the 200m final, Bolt’s legacy has already been enhanced.

Making money
by furllow
Jul 23, 2012 | 863 views |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Making money is hard but spending it is easy yet most people have not yet realized this fact. I don’t really know what they are waiting for, maybe for a popular musician or a famous personality to point it out to them.

Even though there are many rich individuals around, you should realize that the more you earn, the more you spend. This is actually a very practical thing. To put it into perspective, when you earn 500 dollars monthly, you will need the luxuries that come with the pay grade, thus increase in the expenditure and the same goes for earning less.

So my final advice to you is to try and save money so that you may finally live a life of luxury and this will be reflected in your family.

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