Friday, July 18, 2014

Concentrated Effort

One of the things I try to do every now and then is to make a concentrated effort to target certain muscles or a joint or training concept and read everything I can about it for the week or a month.  Just immerse myself in that topic for a bit.

If you do this enough, over the course of a year, you have accumulated some significant concentrated effort on certain topics.

Two beautiful things start to happen when you do this long enough.  You invariably pick the same topic again, but find new information.  You start to find patterns in many different disciplines.  A physical therapist may have written about a joint this way.  A chiro may have written about if like this.  A strength coach believes this.

Finding patterns and thought process's.  Why this is trained or treated like this versus that.  I want to stretch the hip flexors, you want to do prone press ups, this guy wants to do Glute Bridges, the new kid wants to do breathing exercises.

Read everything you can on a small topic.  Own that topic.  Pic a new one.  Start to see the beauty in how these things integrate after a while.

What do they have in common?  What do they disagree on?

You sometimes find that "What's in a name; A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

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