🔼 50% stronger
⬇️ bodyweight down
✅ 305lb deadlift 🎉 all in 2 weeks
Ok. So, not typical results, obviously. But why not? Really, the mind is the great limiter. This is a non-beginner, clearly, with whom I just recently started. But she’s a great example of how small changes in bracing, programming, and positioning can change outcomes A LOT.
In the past few years I’ve been meeting with more and more people who are fairly versed in fitness, or they are advanced coaches themselves. I still love beginners. But I get so excited when an intermediate/advanced athlete comes in; because 100% of the time I can make tweaks in their approach or program which changes outcomes dramatically, AND they go pass that on to their clients and peers.
And why shouldn’t it be this way? We have a tendency, especially as we progress, to think there is LESS insight possible, when, in fact, it’s precisely the opposite. We have far more areas of possible opportunity and revision. You know this to be true in any area of study wherein you've achieve an advanced level of knowledge. The farther we go, the more there is to cover, not less. Think about mathematics. Is there LESS to cover once we learn the numbers? Is there LESS to learn once we cover basic computations? No. With every new layer of skill, there is an INCREASE in the possibilities of exploration. Think about literacy. Once we recognize letters, is there LESS to learn? Once we recognize words, is there LESS to read? As our vocabulary builds, the options widen. They don't narrow. As we understand metaphor and literary devices, even the same stories we've already read take on increased dimensions by which we may analyze and grow.
Likewise with fitness, the more advanced someone is, the more they realize there is to cover, appreciate, discover. We don't reach an end to learning, except when we delude ourselves into believing that we can reach the end. For seekers, there is no end. There is only more learning.
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