oranges123 wrote:I agree, our athletes are always full of excuses
kima wrote:James -have you seen the movie Grumpy Old Men?
You would really like it.
And for the record-I don't completely disagree with you- not at all. I coach young athltes and they do seem more wimpy and coddled that in the past.
There are some wonderful benefits to today's modern medicine and knowledge about training etc. though.
Try and see the positive side too.
james montgomery wrote:oranges123 wrote:I agree, our athletes are always full of excuses
The problem lies in the new feely, touchy, "are you ok?" "get some physio, see the doctor" syndrome. In the days of "Tough of the Track" Alf Tupper- men were men and worked down the pits for 12 hours a day and lived on beer and fish and chips, before they went training. And boys were just boys. But most of our athletes today are just big girl's blouses and don't even compete enough.
When there wasn't medical support and free on demand physio for every little pain and ache, athletes just got on with it. Today seeing your physio every 48 hours is part of the training programme. Wasn't it someone famous who said, "physician heal thyself"? If they had to pay for treatment out of their lottery funding I suspect there would be far far fewer "injuries" (now this post will definitely open up the responses from the likes of "outraged from Tunbridge Wells.")
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