Athletes are the product and high performance is the engine that makes the product run. It is imperative that athletes stay in shape during this shutdown to reduce injury risk and porvide the "WOW" for fans to enjoy when they get back on the field of play. With the shutdown, many have been taking advantage of the advances in training technology to stay in shape and be game ready. There's no excuse anymore to not be in shape when your livelihood depends on it. The cream rises to the top and the athletes who have been using this time to stay at their best are the ones who will succeed when the spotlight once again shines on them.