Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rules of Training, Lifting, and More.

Nurtitionist and author Michael Pollan, Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Food Rules, has a great rule he suggests we use in regards to health.

The rule is...
Be the kind of person who takes supplements – then skip the supplements"

Having the passion and awareness to take care of your body, but instead of filling it with manufactured pills and powders, find it with real food instead.  A simple, yet succinct way of describing a positive relationship between oneself and their body.

I wanted to take a couple stabs at these rules in regards to training, athletics, youth sports, and coaching.

"Be the person who will go until failure- then do 80% of that."

"Be the person "who will die on a treadmill' (see video below)-then prepare and adapt."

Practicing a skill
"Be the person who will go the extra mile- then use deliberate practice constantly."

Youth Sports (more for parents)
"Be the parent who will do anything to see their kid succeed- then allow them enjoy their childhood."

"Be the coach that knows every detail of your craft- then focus on the relationship to your athletes."

And lastly
"Be the person who finds the positive in everything- then attack your weaknesses."

What ones would you come up with?

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