Mechanics, equipment and human capabilities are all being pushed. Sometimes it seems humans are naturally drawn to extreme sports and dangerous decisions. It’s part of human nature to seek fulfillment from one’s passion. Passion is what drives a lot of extreme sport athletes. They feel as if it is what they were put on this earth to do. When an athlete has a passion that is driving them they believe they must excel at it and do anything and everything they can do for it to happen. Athletes have personal goals, athletic goals, and goals maybe they are required to meet for certain sponsors. Sports such as base jumping, helicopter skiing, and cave diving are considered to be the topmost extreme with over so many deaths per year. Yet, despite the risk to human safety, records are being shattered, limits are being stretched, and physic expectations are being pushed. Death doesn’t scare most athletes in the filed of extreme sports, again because it is their passion. Factors such as environment, health, and technology have a huge impact on whether an athlete can compete to one’s full potential.
Humans have grown into powerful machines over the last decade, breaking records and setting unbeatable scores. Training has become more intense as personal trainers have learned how to effectively train athletes. Extreme athletes like those who perform in the Olympics are required to be physically fit for the event. This requires days off to be spent in a gym and trying to improve one’s health. Improved health and wellness knowledge has helped athletes to better prepare their bodies in order to perform at their best. Trainers who are in charge of putting these athletes through their workouts are just as passionate about their career than the athlete performing his/her are. Equipment used in training has become more modern and more specific to certain genders and body shapes. Gear for heli-skiing or snowboarding is designed specifically for men and women in order for them to use it to their full potential but also to ensure 100% safety. A healthy diet and exercise routine has so much power on an extreme athlete’s overall performance. With the right training, success becomes second nature. With the correct training, diet plan, and equipment it is easier and more believable for these extreme athletes to hit their goals, break their limits and push the boundaries.