In the second millennium, one frequently asked question is: What are the limits of the human body? Is there a point at which it is physically impossible to do something?

"One thing we‟ve all learned in the last 30 years or so is to just about anything is humanly possible." says Dr. Jack Wilmore from Texas A&M University and author of The Physiology of Sport and Exercise, part of which examines the limits of the human body.

“As the new millennium progresses. I think you'll see more records continue to fall in every sport. The talent pool is better than ever. Never before have so many good athletes competed, and not just in this country, but all over the world. With more people involved and competing, records will fall and new standards will be set."

Many believed that it was physically impossible for a human to run a mile in under four minutes, but Roger Bannister proved that theory wrong with a three minutes, 59 second mile (1.609 kilometers) in 1954. Today, sub four-minute miles are considered routine even in high school. And Bob Beamon stretched human performance in the 1968 Olympics with his historic long jump of 8.9027 meters. In an event in which a record is usually broken by mere 3 Ms. Ta Thanh Hien – Hanoi University – – H&H English Centre inches, he shattered the previous jump by 0.6096 meters, but even his record was broken in 1991.

“We‟ve all seen reports of people doing superhuman feats of strengths under duress, such as a man lifting a car off a child,” Wilmore adds, “So we know that the human body can do things that go far beyond normal activity. That‟s why it‟s foolish to say any record can‟t be broken.”

One additional factor is just now becoming more understood and heavily emphasized: sports psychology. Getting inside the athlete's head can be as effective as training and long workouts. According to Wilmore, the psychological aspect of sports should not be discounted because we now know what makes the athlete tick mentally can be all-important. He points out that “most professional teams have hired sports psychologists for their players. It‟s just another way of tapping into a human's full potential.”

In the 2000s, it is frequently questioned what the physicial limits of human are; however, Dr Jack Wilmore from Texas A&M University says that the talent pool is larger as more new records will be set in all sports worldwide when the time passes. Roger Bannister changed the misperception that human cannot run a mile within under four minutes with his record of 3 minutes and 59 second mile in 1954. Bob Beamon, who made a historic long jump of nearly 90000 meters in the 1986 Olymics, had his record surpassed by few inches in an event in 1991. According to Wilmore, human could do things beyond their limits, which is proved by reports of superhuman feats of strength. Another heavily focused element is sports psychology. Additionally, Wilmore states that most professional atheletes have their sports physchological experts to fully stimulate human potential.

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