Today’s Olympic Champions Are Going Farther and Faster Than Ever Before & the Rest of Us Can Too

How are today’s Champions reaching overwhelming speeds on the race tracks?

With Michael Phelps surpassing Mark Spitz at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, along with many other amazing feats happening there, the question arises … what are these athletes doing these days in preparation for the Olympics?

You may take a look at the fitness clothing and shoes that they wear (surely for a hefty price) and think these things are making a big difference. But when Spitz competed and earned his title as the greatest Olympic athlete of all time, he did so simply in a regular swimsuit, without either the goggles or the swim cap.

Today’s athletes are competing into their 30′s and 40′s as well.

Take for instance 41-year-old Dara Torres, who is one of the oldest Olympians at the 2008 Olympics. Dara is a personal inspiration to me. Quoted for saying, “You can’t put an age limit on your dreams,” she is competing against (and defeating) women young enough to be her children. Unheard of? No. Unusual? Yes. And to prove that she has been competing fairly and naturally and not illegally doping, she has requested extra testing be done on her.

So what’s their secret?

Today’s champions endure intense training. They train longer and they train harder. They aren’t necessarily born with just the right genes. As Dr. Joyner at the Mayo Clinic stated, “Many genes contribute to performance, but it isn’t likely that one individual would have the right combination of all genes that would give you a natural competitive edge.” Dr. Joyner also attributes new world records being made to the fact that today’s athletes have improved medical care, plus there are many more athletes, from more countries, participating.

But there is one other secret they have that stands out.

These Olympic Champions have a strong mind and have a strong faith in themselves. With that faith, they are achieving world records. These athletes are proving to the rest of us that, whatever age we are, we can achieve great fitness, build good physique, and even fight aging. No matter what our health or fitness goals are, with good mental determination, we can achieve them.

But we first have to get off the sofa. And stop dreaming of being a champion, and go out and become one. No excuses!

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Salehoo – The Online Retailers’ Edge in the Buy-and-Sell Business!

People say that if you want to buy low-priced electronics, you need to go to Singapore or Hongkong; for bargain woodwork, you need to visit Jakarta or Bangkok; for clothes and shoes sale, you need to travel to Manila; and jewelry from Dubai. Think about it, though – if you factor in the travel costs, how much will you actually be paying for these items? Does this mean, however, that the buy and sell business would be seasonal, depending on when you can go on vacation to Asia?

With the dawn of the internet, you do not have to personally travel to enjoy huge discounts. Truly lower cost products can be purchased online and delivered directly to a buyer’s doorstep at much lower cost than it would be to ship them back home to yourself from the East.

If you intend to buy and sell products, you need to consider your sources of supply very carefully. On the one hand, your profit margin should be high enough to shoulder any overhead costs as well as packaging and shipping costs. On the other hand, the selling price need to be low enough to compete with similar items for sale online. Have you ever wondered how sellers on online auction sites can offer impossibly low prices? If there are no higher bidders, would they still be able to make a profit from the price that they have quoted? It would be safe to say that sellers do not often offer items at lower than cost prices. They must have been able to buy these items from impossibly low prices as well!

In fact, about 95% of online sellers are not able to get the lowest prices available for their products. A bigger percentage, however, manage to cut investment, personnel, storage, packaging and shipping costs. The power sellers, which comprise the remaining elite percentage, manage to combine both lower prices and lower costs, usually through drop-shipping. Salehoo is one of the most often used resources by such power sellers. It does not actually sell lower products for resale but, instead, provides a wide directory of wholesale suppliers who are willing to drop-ship retail orders.

The drop-ship company takes care of the inventory, sells at wholesale prices and delivers the packaged product to the buyer’s doorstep using the seller’s return address. The system saves the seller a lot of money on upfront costs; hence, the potential to offer much lower prices with no cash out.

Salehoo, however, does not automatically show you the least cost supplier. You still have to do a bit of research and know what the going wholesale rates are. Nevertheless, the resulting efficiency gains are substantial. Weighing the cost of membership with the benefits will yield positive outcomes, for both beginners and established sellers. Beginners gain the most from guidance through eBooks and forums while established sellers profit outright from the lower-prices. You definitely gain an edge, whichever type of seller you are in the buy-and-sell business.