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Olympics 2012: Sprinter Tyson Gay Interview
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Learn how the fastest man in America gets ready for the Olympics by checking out Tyson Gay's workout. He's the fastest man in America, yet Tyson Gay is taking it slow in his quest to compete for Olympic gold in the meter dash, the crown jewel of all events in the Summer Games. It's a change of course for the American record-holder, whose past training strategy was to go as hard as he could, for long as he could, in the gym and on the track. Gay's new outlook is part of his natural growth as a world-class athlete, but it's also due in part to numerous injuries he's been forced to train around leading up to London. Less than one year after Gay's monumental victory against world-record holder Usain Bolt at the DN Galan Stockholm Diamond League event, he underwent a combination surgery to correct a hip impingement and repair a torn right labrum. The operation put him on crutches for the first time in his life and kept him off the track until mid-April of this year. When he awoke after surgery, Gay was precisely 13 months out to the day from the Olympic Finals in the m, the only event he'll compete in this summer.
After Hip Surgery, Tyson Gay Looks to Return to Full Strength
Tyson follows a standard sprinter training schedule. Off season he concentrates on weight training to build muscle and functional strength. Free weights and plyometrics play a large role in this.
Elite level sprinters are built like machines; powerful legs, strong arms and a solid core. An easy way to distinguish your core is to simply remove your legs, arms and heads from the picture. What is leftover can be referred to as your core.