Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie Shares Her Fitness Secrets To Dominating On The Track
I was quite enthralled this past summer with the Olympic games, particularly gymnastics, swimming, and track and field competitions. One of the athletes from the latter contests that made quite the impact and, in turn, made a name for herself, was Tori Bowie. The Sand Hill, Mississippi native won three medals during the summer games in Rio. That includes a bronze in the 200 meters, a silver in the 100 meters, and a gold in the epic 4×100 meter relay. The 26-year-old told us last month that training and competing is a full-time job that requires a lot of work. It’s work she is aiming to get back to fully in November so she can continue to take home gold and compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
As she prepares to get back to work, she talked with Self about how she kills it in races, specifically, the three things that are necessary for her good health and great success. Getting rid of distractions and focusing on the goal at hand is one very important part of it. Whatever your goal is, Bowie says you need to focus. “I listen to something slow, something to calm the nerves and relax me, so probably Gospel or R&B,” Bowie told the publication about preparing for races.
She also noted that a strong core is a necessity. Without it, you can’t really build strength to leave your competition in the dust. “Your body can’t get stronger or more powerful unless you’re balanced,” Bowie said. “That’s where everything begins.” According to Self, she enjoys working on her core with the help of a Bosu ball, as the instability of the surface forces core muscles to get to work.
And according to Bowie, the most crucial part of healthy living and grabbing gold is to get to sleep. It has to be a priority. “I think the most important healthy habit is to rest,” Bowie said. “Eight hours…every night.”
Now we all know how she is able to dominate on the track — by staying focused, building her core up, and letting her body rest. What are the three things crucial to helping you reach your fitness goals?