Australian Olympic Cyclist Shane Perkins Tests the Limits of Humans

To what extent can one push the human body? Or furthermore, use today’s technology to parlay our strength to new depths? These are the certain topics Australian Olympic cyclist Shane Perkins and his team consider in their calculated training. Following a very restricted diet, lactic acid content in the blood are measured with wattage and rpm, pairing every little aspect together for a joint motive: to win. Produced by Kirk Docker, the clip provides a glimpse into the life and training of the champion cyclist, as the Olympic training team dissects Perkins in an impersonal way – similar to a robot, if you will. While we see the pain and hardship Perkins takes on in his vigorous training, the final seconds of the video proves the discipline to be all worth the while when inches make the difference between victory and defeat.

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