Every couple of years, the world joins together to watch many of the globe’s most elite athletes show off their focus, intense dedication, and athletic prowess. These amazing Olympic athletes spend two weeks making extraordinary fetes look nearly effortless. And as you watch Ryan Crouser launch a shot almost 77 feet, or Allyson Felix run to gold, you might think could I ever do that?
While we don’t recommend letting this thought linger for more than a moment, we do understand the temptation to wonder. Realistically, most of these athletes have spent their lives training and conditioning and even our attempt to humorously emulate could lead to injury.
That said, summer is the perfect time to take up a new athletic endeavor. From trail running to rock climbing to cycling, cool mornings and warm evenings are ideal for conditioning. If you plan to train like an Olympian, here are some of our favorite products that will help you forget the pain, tears, and both mental and physical fatigue that it takes to become a star.