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
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."
"Be the person who finds the positive in everything- then attack your weaknesses."
What ones would you come up with?