At the time of writing this blog the Olympic games are just entering their second week. It is hard not to be inspired.
Whether it is because of an Olympic diver that was given a 5% chance of survival only years ago, or because of a girl from the favelas who has risen above her troubled background to win judo gold in front of her home crowd, or because of the monumental achievements of any one of a number of athletes.
Obviously, their success takes hard work, enormous self-belief and a lucky turn of the dice in terms of genetics.
But what can the average Joe learn from how elite athletes train. And how can you use this in your own life?