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A Champion's Heart

The more fit a person, the faster their heart rate returns to rest and the lower their resting heart rate. The more fit a person the more they can work at their maximum heart rate and still be ok. It will be a challenge, but that's just fine with them.

They have a champion's heart.

That means they can take maximum pressure and come right back down to normal after that pressure. That means they can push themselves like an Olympic athlete and act as though it were no big deal. Business as usual. That's what Olympians and serious/professional athletes train for. That's why they train so hard. They know it will be a time when they will have to exude much force and work to their maximum speed, strength, endurance, stamina, physically, mentally, and emotionally. And if they're going to win the gold, the trophy or the prize they can't sweat and give in under the intense and magnified pressure.

The refuse to lose. 

They know how physically, mentally, and emotionally fit they are and they know they have to have a heart of gold and the heart f a champion in order to get to the finish line. They're used to hard work and weathering the storms.

They have heart --the heart of a champion. That's the same heart that a person has for Christ when they refuse to give up. "Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!" (Psalm 31:24). It doesn't matter if they are operating at their maximum level, because of the pressure, they will be able to stand the pressure and then their heart rate will go right back to rest. Like the super athlete they have a strong heart at max and a strong heart at rest.
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