The Fastest Man in the world – Usain Bolt’s top speed secrets

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Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world, and he’s set records that will likely never be broken by anyone else in our lifetime. How did he get there? What was his motivation to become the fastest man in the world? How can someone in athletics motivate others? Let’s take a look at Usain Bolt’s journey to becoming the fastest man in the world!
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Early Life

Usain Bolt‘s full name is Usain St. Leo Bolt. He grew up in a small town in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. In addition, Usain has two siblings, sister Sherine Bolt and brother Sadiki Bolt. Along with his brother and sister, he played football and cricket in the street during their childhood. Further, Usain’s parents ran a local grocery store. Apart from helping his family, Usain went to the Waldenisa Primary school. Moreover, he became the school’s fastest runner by the age of twelve.


Amateur athletic career

While attending William Knibb Memorial High School, Bolt was a very promising 100 meters sprinter. On his debut representing Jamaica at the 2002 CARIFTA Games (an athletics competition for schools in Central America and The Caribbean), he won gold with a time of 10.4 seconds. This made him, at 14 years old, one of Jamaica’s youngest track and field champions ever. He followed up on that performance by winning two silver medals at the 2003 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in La Paz, Bolivia.

Usain Bolt Playing Cricket

Beginning of Pro Carrier

Before becoming a professional athlete, Bolt played a lot of cricket. At 14 years old, he took up track and field at Kingston’s University of Technology. After competing for Jamaica at both Junior and Senior Nationals (and winning gold medals at both levels), he eventually moved to University of Alabama on an athletic scholarship. There, he became just one of two freshmen ever to break 10 seconds in the 100-meter dash. He also helped set three world records: two individual marks and one relay mark. The press went wild over him, naming him the fastest man ever after his pro debut at London’s World Championships; since then, his name has only become more well-known around world sports fans… most probably thanks to all those adorable commercials!

His Vision

I wanted to be a great sprinter, like my hero Carl Lewis, he says. I used to watch his races on TV and think, That’s me one day. I was so focused on sprinting that I never imagined anything else. I didn’t even have any friends when I was growing up; all I did was run. The only other thing I cared about was soccer, but once I started running seriously it became impossible to play both sports. So at 13, when everyone else went out for their school teams, I had to choose: soccer or track? And there wasn’t really much of a choice: My dad ran track; my mom played soccer; and almost everyone in Jamaica does both from an early age. So off I went with him every Saturday morning for practice.

How did he become such a phenomenon?

Beginning as a track and field sprinter, Bolt’s physical attributes are what make him one of a kind. He is incredibly tall for a sprinter at 6’5 (1.96 m), and he can actually run his top speed at only 55 meters because he doesn’t need to accelerate from that point—his long legs simply carry him further before he has to start reaching full speed. However, it was his utter domination of world sprinting over four consecutive Olympics (2004–2016) that elevated him to superstardom. No other athlete in any sport has won three straight Olympic gold medals in their event (in 2008, 2012, and 2016), let alone three back-to-back-to-back golds with no slowing down.

Equipment & Improvement

Every year, a new crop of athletes comes into their prime. Sometimes they’re young and others they’re already veterans of countless competitions, but there is always one thing that links them: improvement. Whether you compete for prize money or pride (or both), you have to improve to reach your goals. This can be accomplished through smart equipment purchases or practice and self-improvement that leads to better stamina, technique and overall fitness. Regardless of what path you choose, an athlete must continue their commitment to improvement if they want to stay at the top of their game.

Training

Most professional athletes don’t walk onto a field or court and compete at a world-class level. Instead, they spend years training their bodies to perform, honing their skills, and improving their performance. Most of that hard work happens off of public view; practicing new moves over and over again, learning how to break down a game mentally, and training to execute under pressure. Athletes who do make it look easy have put in countless hours of grueling practice to get there—and you can apply those same principles to your own business as well. Whether it’s through reading up on best practices or taking advantage of free (or low-cost) opportunities, when it comes time for execution you’ll be ready.

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Speed Training

It seems like magic, but when we see a sprinter blowing by us on an Olympic track or a soccer player kicking their leg up from behind them and blasting it into a goal, it’s easy to forget that they practice. A lot. If you want to be as fast as someone like Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt (who ran 100m in 9.58 seconds at Beijing), you’ll need to incorporate speed training into your workout routine—or maybe even dedicate yourself full-time to working toward becoming faster. As a general rule of thumb, you should aim for 5–6 workouts per week with each session lasting between 30–45 minutes if you’re planning on seeing real results.

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Relaxation Techniques

One of these strategies should be perfect for you. A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that relaxation techniques can help sprinters perform better, as measured by total distance covered during a set amount of time. Sprinters were able to improve their performance by an average of 5.4 percent simply by listening to music or doing other relaxing activities while preparing for their races. Relaxation techniques include things like visualization, muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises, which are all just fancy terms for ways to concentrate on slowing your heart rate and allowing your muscles to take a breath between exertions so you can maintain maximum strength output over time instead of burning out quickly from overexertion.

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His training secrets

The most obvious way to see improvement in running is to run more, but many beginner runners don’t train consistently. This is a mistake—Bolt himself credits consistency for his success. When asked how he got so fast, he said I was doing it every day from a young age and now it has paid off. Be consistent with your training and you will see results! Try these tips from Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson: Always use a watch or timer when you train so that you know exactly how long your workout should last. Make sure you are practicing on as similar terrain as possible to your races because running on different surfaces affects speed and endurance differently.

Usain Bolt Top Speed Training

Recovery Time

After training at sprint speeds and intensities, it’s best to allow yourself a recovery period. Sprinting is an intense physical activity, so you should never train for more than one or two days consecutively. Track your progress and plan accordingly; a day of rest between each training session will help ensure that you’re always ready to perform at your peak during a competition.

Finally

Before he became one of Jamaica’s biggest stars, Usain Bolt was just a young sprinter from a humble family. And even as he made history by shattering Olympic records and blazing past competitors at elite meets, his origins remained rooted in his modest upbringing. To see how one of today’s most talented athletes got started, we have to go back a little further to understand how he got there. Here is an overview of how it all began…

There has never been anyone quite like Usain Bolt in the history of track and field. He’s earned almost every honor the sport has to offer, while redefining the limits of human athleticism along the way. He’s an 11-time Olympic gold medalist, eight-time World Championship gold medalist, and seven-time World Record holder.

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