Must Listen

It’s a nice morning for a walk, so I went for a 3.4 mile walk this morning.

I’ve taken a break from training for the better part of this week, in part for recovery, in part because J’s been under the weather.

I usually walk 2-3 miles on days I don’t lift, which works out to every other morning.  I believe (based somewhat on empirical evidence, somewhat on Russian/Soviet weightlifting coaches, and somewhat on my own experience) that if you are going to do one activity for your health and well-being, it’s a walk, outside, in the morning.  During my every other day or so walks, I listen to podcasts.  Recently, I’ve been listening to the EliteFTS Sports Performance Podcast.

If you are in any way involved with sports performance, as a coach, trainer, or an athlete, I highly recommend listening.  Of course – that’s the target audience.  But I’d also suggest that if you are in any way a fan of sport and you want to learn about improving individual (including your own) performance, team performance, psychology of winning, and a number of other subjects that are applicable to not only sports performance, but all types of performance, you should check them out.

I just listened to Ashley Jones, and while his expertise lies in training rugby players, there are nuggets in the hour-long interview that apply to me as a power lifter, as an entrepreneur, and certainly would have applied to my prior life as a leader (and individual contributor) in a corporate setting.

So check it out.  And go for a walk.

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About Paul Stagg

Husband, lifter, MBA in Baltimore, MD. Will post about Powerlifting, politics, Classical Liberalism, Economics, building wealth, self improvement, productivity, heavy music, wine, food, beer, and almost anything else. View all posts by Paul Stagg

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