Who Else Wants to See What Products Can Make You Dream Like an Olympian?

Dream Like an Olympian: Little girl reaching for star (Flickr)Have you ever wondered what Olympic products the elite Olympic athletes use to achieve their dreams?

Every summer a little girl will watch the Olympics and say, “I want to do that!”

This was my reaction when I first saw Nadia Comaneci score a perfect 10 in the 1976 summer Olympics. I was 6 years old, and jumping all over the couch cushions spread on the floor in the living room, determined to stick that back flip.

I spent 5 years in gymnastics, competing in local and state events until ballet took a firm hold of my focus and drove me to dance full-time. Those moments of seeing such very young and inspirational women will always be remembered.

Cheering section

We (typically) all have had visions of somehow of making it to the Olympics — either as an athlete or as spectator. Just because some of us won’t be going for the GOLD this year, doesn’t mean we can’t cheer them on with these snazzy products.

I love the fit on this polo – it’s actually fitted for women. Gotta’ love that Ralph Lauren!

Dream Like an Olympian: Team USA Shop Ralph Lauren

Looking for something more shiny?

This expandable charm bracelet lets you show your team spirit and add to it when inspiration strikes —

Dream Like an Olympian: Alex & Ani USA Olympics Gold Tone Expandable Charm Bracelet

Know the details

Training at the Olympic level is your life. There are some very interesting new Olympic products that are giving these athletes an edge to help them train more efficiently.

Bod Pod
Dream Like an Olympian: Bod-pod Body Composition TestThis is a new and super accurate way for athletes to measure body fat and body composition. This used to be done by measurements done under water, once all the air was out of your lungs, for about a minute. I did this test – once – and am thrilled that the super smart people cam up with an easier and more accurate way of giving you this information.

Resistance Training
Dream Like an Olympian: Shape Resistance WorkoutNo matter what the Olympic event, this type of training – whether it’s using your own body weight for resistance, or free weights – is vital to keeping the body strong enough to keep up with rigorous training.

Check out ideas to how to work some resistance training into your day – even at home on your living room floor!

Think strong

Have you ever been doing something physical and had that moment where your mind just says “STOP!”. Olympic and elite athletes have to battle this mental focus every day. The sport scientists have always had a positive focus on mentally preparing for the competition.

I am a big believer in visualization. I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared.
– Allyson Felix, Women’s Running

Adversity, if you allow it to, will fortify you and make you the best you can be.
– Kerri Walsh Jennings, Women’s Volleyball 

Go Team USA!

Whether you are planning en event around the opening ceremonies, or just keeping tabs online of your favorite athletes, keep your Olympic sized dream in mind and remember… these athletes trained to get where they are daily.

A little dreaming every day can get you there. ~ Heather

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  • remy

    LOVE the polo and the bod pod.  On my xmas list already!  great post! xo R

  • Sue Levy

    Heather I love the quote by  Kerri Walsh Jennings,This was indeed an Inspirational read..Now I’m ready for nt week :) Thanks Heather….Here’s to a week of Thinking strong xo

  • Cath

    Both of these quotes are great “I am a big believer in visualization. I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared” and “Adversity, if you allow it to, will fortify you and make you the best you can be. ”  What wonderful inspiration.  This Olympics is suppose to be “the year of the women.”  It should be fascinating to watch!

    • I love that – the year of the women – can’t wait to see what happens. Thanks Cath!