“The comeback began with a challenge. Look at the equipment all you want, Mihai Brestyan told Aly Raisman, but do not touch.
So Raisman didn’t. For weeks. Brestyan needed to be sure Raisman was serious, so he put the three-time Olympic medalist through countless hours of cardio and plyometrics in 2014 designed to test her desire as much as her physical limits.
“If you don’t control the body, the frustration is coming very fast,” Brestyan said. “You can’t do this. You can’t do that. Pain here. Pain there. I didn’t want to deal with the mind before I dealt with the body.””
Read more of this article, Aly Raisman’s Olympic Comeback Began with a Grueling Challenge (Associated Press): www.nbcolympics.com/news/aly-raismans-olympic-comeback-began-grueling-challenge