You may never be as fast as Usain Bolt, who can run 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. But physiologists suggest that someday, someone will probably top that ridiculous record.
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Research shows that mental endurance is also an important factor when running, swimming, or biking long distances.
However, there’s a catch: only so much confidence can actually get you to complete an endurance task successfully.
Ryan Crouser holds the world record for shot put, which he set in 2021. Several critical factors had to work together to crush what was formerly a 31-year-old record.
Launching a shot put ball comes down to what angle you throw at and how much force you can launch the ball with. Some of that can be obtained with training, while research suggests other biological factors might set you up for success.