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Athletic toughness is extraordinarily difficult to quantify.
I had an athletic body my whole life.
Young kids should probably not play tackle football. I know this intellectually, but emotionally, I’m conflicted. I love this sport. I grew up playing and adoring football. I love the brotherhood, teamwork, athletic grace that borders on superhuman, grit, pressure and, yes, contact. I love the contact.
I understand when people think dressage is boring. But while your standard horse is like driving a Fiesta, our horses are like driving Formula One cars. I can’t breathe without the horse reacting. You are training another being to become really responsive and athletic and powerful.
It turns out that a Nobel is also followed by other recognitions, and perhaps the most unexpected of these is that the Japan Karate Association in Tokyo has now made me an honorary 7th-degree black belt, something that, given my athletic abilities, is even more unimaginable than being an Economic Sciences Laureate.
I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I’m doing my job.
In the schools of small Midwestern towns, the only aristocracies are of beauty, intelligence, and athletic prowess.
I was the youngest of seven kids and I would not have been able to go to college without an athletic scholarship.
I’m very athletic and I’ve ridden horses my whole life.
I’ve always been athletic.
I think the core of fans‘ relationship is one that vacillates schizophrenically and mercurially from reverence to resentment. Fans fetishize the players‘ athletic genius and both deify it and demonize it; witness the way awe turns into anger whenever a player holds out or flips off the offensive coordinator.
I ran track in high school very competitively, and then ran it D-1 at Boston University. I ran there on an athletic scholarship and chose BU because they had both a good track program and an arts program.
I have a lot of confidence in my game. I’m not the flashiest guy, not the most athletic. I’m just solid. And I’ve always tried to do everything right.
I try to be athletic.
There is no drama like the drama on the athletic field.
My mother was a champion high-jumper. My three brothers are basketball players. We’ve all been very athletic.
Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats.
I really don’t believe in being ‘gifted.’ I really think what you put in is what you get. People say, ‘Oh, this guy is so athletic and so naturally talented,’ well think about it. He’s been doing martial arts since the age of 4 or whatever.
We love to be athletic, but at the same time, we love to entertain. So my sister was actually looking to play pro soccer in Italy, and I convinced her. I said, ‘Please, there’s this thing called WWE Diva Search. I really want to go. I think we can do this.’ And sure enough, they gave my sister and me a shot.
Coming from an athletic background, the scientific aspect is a really big part of understanding beauty and how the body works.
I don’t have one specific person that I think is the most athletic person.
I was an athlete, so I have kind of an athletic sensibility towards writing. I can work for many long hours without fatiguing.
I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure. My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend.
I think you can be athletic and intellectual at the same time.
It felt as if my body was, like, literally betraying me because I went from a very athletic, straight-up-and-down little kid to a very curvaceous woman, and it was just horrifying to me.
Unlike other sports, which are largely determined by individual athletic ability or team strength, NASCAR requires its competitors to cooperate in order to win.
You see somebody on a football field make a great, athletic 70-yard run, but the athleticism is immeasurable. It’s undoubtedly athletic, but compared to somebody else who did something else, how do you compare it? That’s the great part of track and field. It’s a test, but with results that you can compare to others.
Before I discovered CrossFit, I was really just doing regular bodybuilding, didn’t understand athletic training and movements. I didn’t even know how to squat, necessarily.
I’ve always been an athletic guy, but the extent to which I go for ‘True Blood‘ or for ‘Magic Mike‘ is because of the role that I’m playing.
It would be nice if models were allowed to be a more healthy weight – for the models, and for the young women who look up to them. We were athletic and healthy, and we looked like women.
I’m not as athletic as some guys, so I have to counter that with a tremendous brain that thinks the game.
Mum always encouraged us to run, she was very athletic.
Am I athletic? In my dreams.
I’m from a very athletic family, and I thoroughly enjoyed sports as a kid, but acting was a way of expressing myself and having fun. It was something I found on my own.
Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
You can’t be a great player without playing both ends of the floor. And that’s what I do – I really focus in, and my athletic ability helps me.
There’s been a realization in college athletics that an athletic director really is a businessman.
Guys are bigger, stronger, just like in singles, serving bigger, returning better, and more athletic for sure. I think from my standpoint, just spending more time in the gym has enabled me to hang in there.
I grew up studying martial arts, playing violin, swimming competitively, so I already had athletic focus, discipline and training. When I brought that to climbing, I became passionate.
I was never the big leaper, the dunker, the long and athletic kid who looked the part of a traditional basketball star. Truth be told, I wasn’t even considered a top guard coming out of my recruiting class.
I think I give off a strong energy. I’m 5’9, I’m pretty athletic and I’m pretty outspoken.
Hard times have been on Josh Barnett. Dealing with athletic commissions. Everybody’s saying, ‘You did this and you did that. You’re the problem for this.’ That’s hard times. Hard times on my family. Hard times on my friends. Hard times on me.
I think number one is what my mom and dad preached to me when I was a little kid: Just because you may have athletic ability and you may be able to play a sport doesn’t make you any more special than anybody else. Doesn’t mean God loves you more than anybody else.
I’ve always been athletic and fast.
It’s been a constant struggle with my athletic career to identify myself as a child of God and understand that His love is unconditional for us; it’s not conditional like fans, or coaches, or even myself.
I’m athletic but in a dancer way.
Men do really dumb things. We see weapons of mass destruction where there are none. We over-emphasize sports. We place athletic achievement ahead of academic achievement. We spoil and pamper child athletes and then complain when they act spoiled and pampered as adults.
I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars.
I was a rhythmic and athletic gymnast for a little while. Then, when I quit gymnastics, I fell in love with yoga. So sometimes I think I’d like to open up a yoga studio.
I am athletic and I exercise a lot, so I might look like I dance, but I don’t.
I wish that a White House celebration of your athletic achievements could be free from politics.
And people are always saying he deceptively quick, deceptively athletic, and I don’t know if that’s just because I’m Asian or what it is, but obviously there’s going to be stereotypes that you have to fight.
I was somebody who was not athletic. I was highly imaginative; I loved to read, and I loved nothing more than being in a story… I didn’t want to play ball; I wanted to imagine something and read something.
Every time you make a jump, whether it’s from high school to college or college to the NBA, you’re going to hear questions about your athletic ability.
I’ve seen a lot of athletic juggernauts throughout high school, college, even the NFL who can’t play the game.
I owe a lot to sports. My athletic ability made the transition from modeling to wrestling very easy.
If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet.
I was always a very athletic kid, and I always played as many sports as possible and always tried to do new things.
My size is a danger, my power and my athletic ability.
I don’t swim! That’s like athletic.
I think I’m athletic enough to do anything.
I’m a pretty athletic big, pretty versatile for how big I am. And I can dribble down the court when I want to put my point guard pants on.
I am blessed with a reasonable athletic talent and was an athlete in school.
There’s no other heavyweight in the division like me, especially when it comes into the athletic department. I’m the most athletic heavyweight in the division.
Well, I mean, I like to be pretty athletic off the mound in terms of taking care of my job, which is covering first base, fielding bunts in certain situations, fielding slow rollers to the first base and having to communicate and direct traffic.
My father‘s NFL dreams never really felt like motivation to me, but it was something to aspire to. He was such a great athlete, the least I could do is try and use my athletic talent to represent my country in a different way. He represented as a Marine. Maybe I could do something to represent as an athlete.
We were a sport-oriented family. Because I was athletic, I made friends easily.
When I was a model, everybody was scrutinising me and I felt I had to go to the gym because my figure had to be fantastic. Now that I’m a singer, I’ve got a different kind of body – it’s more athletic.
I just think in order for someone to understand my game, they have to watch me more than once, because I’m not going to do anything that’s extra flashy or freakishly athletic.
I’ve always been athletic my entire life and loved sports.
The height of my athletic achievement was in 8th grade when I was the point guard for my Jewish day school basketball team. We played in a public school league and, amazingly, went undefeated. I say ‘amazingly’ because our power forward was 5 ft. 6 in.
I’ve had several unavoidable problems because of my athletic career.
Everybody has an ego, and they don’t like their athletic ability to be questioned.
I wasn’t athletic. I played baseball, but I was terrible.
The more you play baseball, the less depends on your athletic ability. It’s a mental war more than anything.
A girl didn’t get an athletic scholarship until the fall of 1972 for the very first time.
There might have been a thousand people who had a better athletic feat than what I did. So for me, just the fact that they gave Canadian Athlete of the Year – and also, I was voted third in the Male Athlete of the Year – the fact that some people did consider what I did an athletic feat, that really makes me feel good.
In our house, the name for all athletic shoes – any that weren’t dress or ‘church‘ shoes – was ‘tennis shoes,’ or ‘tennies.’
I go to this gym in Hollywood: it’s a Cross Fit gym. It’s basically just a really high intensity, sort of, athletic movements. I’m sure Cross Fit is going to be mad at me for not giving their definition of what Cross Fit is.
I wasn’t athletic as a kid, and I was self-conscious about my body, but then in eighth grade I won a school contest, and the prize was a bunch of personal training sessions.
I know that to be a good player, you have to stay healthy, and you have to be as athletic as you can possibly be.
My father first brought yoga into my life when I was 7. He began yoga, meditation, and diet to help with his back injuries incurred from being really athletic. Once he healed, he began to use yoga to take his body to a new level.
Growing up, I was not athletic.
Deion Sanders played two sports, and Bo Jackson played two sports. I’m not athletic enough to do two sports, but I think I’m good enough to do two professions and do them pretty well at a high level.
I feel that we really had some good, athletic women wrestling out there and they work just as hard as the guys and put on a heck of a show.
You can lose a coach every once in a while. You really need to keep an athletic director because you need a guy that’s there consistently for as long a time period as possible because he’s managing everybody. He affects everybody and when he leaves, he affects everybody.
I am not athletic.
I would never have left Athletic if it hadn’t been for a club like United. I left a different, unique club, with a special philosophy and incredible people.
Portraying Alex Summers, I want to look as athletic as his character is in the comics.
I’ve never really been the type to dress up like the other girls do. I’m more of a casual, relaxed kind of girl. More athletic.
If you have the athletic ability, why waste it in one sport?
If we don’t invest now in so-called priority neighbourhoods with music classes, athletic facilities, and skills training and mentoring, we will all pay more in the long run.
If being a skateboarder were a personality type and not actually an athletic activity, then I’d say I’m a skateboarder. But I don’t ride one. I’m a bicycle person.
Under Armour is new, aggressive, slick, classic but athletic – kind of how I always wanted to be perceived.
I try to frighten my very young colleagues into studying and understanding their voices before they attempt things that are beyond them. It’s wise to take gymnastics and swimming to strengthen the body, because people don’t realise what an athletic undertaking singing actually is.
As naturally athletic as I’m gifted to be, where certain things came easily, I always rely on my brain first.
I wanted to be a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs. Problem is that my athletic abilities in my mind are greater than what my body can accomplish.
I know I should be Wonder Woman. They need an international actress – a fresh face. They need a woman who’s tall, athletic and dark-haired – and an actress who can play the part. That’s me. So, I’m coming to L.A. to work hard and meet the industry. And if ‘Wonder Woman’ comes together, I want it.
I’ve wrestled some of the strongest, most athletic guys this business has ever seen. Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Mark Henry, Kane. These guys are phenomenal, phenomenal athletes and powerhouses.
I think I’ll never stop doing theater because it’s a more physical and athletic activity. You can’t pull any punches; there are no short cuts, and you have to be physically present and committed. I love the excitement and the response of being in front of a live audience.
I was a bookish kid, not really athletic.
Loving entertainment but having our athletic talent, WWE seemed like the perfect fit for us.
I’ve been privy to many athletic environments, both amateur and professional.
I’m blessed to come from a family with five brothers. We’re all physical and athletic and like to work out, like to be outside, like to throw the ball around. We spent our entire childhoods on some kind of corner or in a field. We still do a Turkey Bowl every Thanksgiving. It gets competitive, man. Bloody.
I grew up playing sports, and being athletic was just something I have always hung on to.
My participation in the Art of the Olympians is a natural extension of my athletic career. I find creating a piece of art in many respects mirrors my long jumping efforts illustrating that hard work and inspiration will always be the foundation for success.
You can’t just be anyone who is off the streets and come do what we do. You have to train, and there has to be something within you. You have to have athletic ability… What we do is 100 percent athletic. I feel like it’s one of the top athletic programs out there when you consider professional sports.
I was not particularly bright, I wasn’t very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid.
Difficult as it was to hear, slavery has benefited descendants like me – I believe there is a superior athletic gene in us.
Everyone in my family enjoys sports and I was naturally athletic as a child. I have been cycling since I can remember, had previously represented by school in football and later my college at national level volleyball.
Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up, I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background, but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.
When you read about white athletes these days and white skill possession receivers specifically, one word you’ll always find is tough. You’ll rarely see explosive, athletic, stuff like that.
People in the NBA are just as athletic as you. That’s the game. You have to have the change of pace. You have to change speeds to get around people.
I was very athletic when I was younger and I am a very competitive person, so I never give up.
The bruisers and the bump-and-grind guys, use your athleticism on the floor, try to wear them out – run them through a lot of pick-and-rolls, run the floor, do a lot more athletic stuff just to try to wear them down.
I mean, I’m 6-11, and I’m pretty athletic, I think.
I want to be known for my athletic achievements, not my celebrity.
Making history is difficult, almost impossible, for those without my athletic ability and intelligence.
Writing is a little athletic for me. I get worked up a little bit when I do it. So I guess I’m a little bit like that composer conducting. There are a lot of things that go into what I do, but I think athletics really sort of shaped my ethic.
I think I have the ability to be athletic on both ends of the floor, so I just need to go out there and play with a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm.
I was one of those athletic African players.
In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there’s always the kid who’s too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who’s not athletic. Well, I was all three.
Our society is very, very good at developing certain types of skills and certain types of genius. We are fantastically good at identifying and developing athletic skills – better than we are, really, at almost anything else. We are quite good at developing and rewarding inventiveness.
All my life I believed I became an athlete through my own determination, but it’s impossible to think that being descended from slaves hasn’t left an imprint through the generations. Difficult as it was to hear, slavery has benefited descendants like me – I believe there is a superior athletic gene in us.
As far as natural ability, I was always athletic.
I’m more athletic than people think.
My mum‘s an amazing woman, a huge part of my life. She’s very entrepreneurial, owns a very successful business. I take a lot of inspiration from that. That has as much impact on my sport as being athletic does.
I was happy to play for Athletic Bilbao, another club that is dear to me, and for Manchester United, the biggest club in the United Kingdom, where I felt loved.
I think when you have big-time businesses around that want to be part of the sports community and the athletic community it’s a huge advantage in the bigger markets.
I’m very physical. I love to work out; I’m very athletic. It’s a great therapy, not only for my body, but for my mind.
It’s hard to dance after a certain age. All those athletic things – like looking up at my kneecaps – they’re just not there anymore.
I believe in my God-given athletic ability and the coaches that have been blessed around me. I believe I can do the job as a quarterback in the NFL.
I loved the world of roller derby because I thought it was such an empowering metaphor, that you get out there and do it. It’s such a rocker, athletic, capable, cool exhibitionist sport; it’s about this great sort of camaraderie.
Who was Amanda Knox? Was she a fresh-faced honor student from Seattle who met anyone’s definition of an all-American girl – attractive, athletic, smart, hard-working, adventuresome, in love with languages and travel? Or was her pretty face a mask, a duplicitous cover for a depraved soul?
I grew up in an athletic family. My dad played and my brother currently plays professional soccer, so I’m athletic.
In order to play at the World Cup, I know I have to do well with my club, Athletic.
My biggest turn-on is a fine pair of athletic legs. A girl with a fine pair of athletic legs who is not afraid to show them off. Turn-offs? A girl who doesn’t like country music is a huge turn-off, and girls who don’t take care of themselves.
Figure skating is theatrical. It’s artistic. It’s elegant. It’s extremely athletic. And there’s a very specific audience for that.
There is nothing incompatible about laughter and demons, nor about athletic achievement and depression. Mike Flanagan made me laugh, too. But mostly, he made me brave.
Growing up in the 1950s, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, boys were supposed to be athletic.
I played basketball; I ran track and also played soccer. I think that I am naturally athletic.
I think no one would dispute that ‘Chopped‘ is a highly athletic television show.
I’m not a small guy. I can get up to 205 pounds and be athletic and be in shape.
It’s a 30-game season, and guys in college are big, strong, athletic and they’re playing to show you what they can do to win every single game.
One of the reasons I’m an actor is because I was no physical specimen as a child. I wasn’t athletic and didn’t have any prowess in that regard. Growing up in Kentucky, most little boys were trying to get into sports, and it was very competitive, so that was not to be. But I did want to do something.
I was always athletic when I was growing up.
I don’t really know anything about my dad. I don’t really know too much about his background. He’s Jamaican and Jamaicans are usually more athletic. You’ve seen Usain Bolt.
I’m not athletic.
I remember when I was a kid I thought I could either be an athletic water drinker, like an Olympic-level water drinker, or I could invent Windex. Which I thought was really smart, because it already existed.
The year I left coaching to get married, Providence College decided to put its women’s basketball games on radio, and because I had played and coached in the program, the athletic director asked if I’d like to give it a try.
I learned how to play the game without using my athletic abilities while playing overseas. When I got my NBA opportunity, it enhanced my fundamentals.
I’ve been doing a lot of different cross-training and kickboxing and Capoeira and kite surfing, and I’ve just really been back to what I consider my original athletic self.
Since I was a young wrestling fan, I’ve been fascinated by super heavyweights and was always amazed at Yokozuna’s amazing grace and agility. How could a man who was so large still remain so athletic and retain perfect in-ring timing and spot-on psychology?
I was a good student, sort of funny and athletic. I had friends.
Kris Dunn is a very athletic point guard.
I would say I’m deceptively athletic – probably a lot more athletic than people think I am.
I was actually fairly athletic and coordinated, but I never played any organized sports.
The Rock had the amazing athletic abilities that few people are gifted with, but he also had the burning desire to be the best, and none of that can be denied.