This MTOD is more about perspective, but in the following days, we’ll dig into the nitty gritty of just HOW to train like a scientist and move like an artist.
I coined this phrase yesterday as I was taking a stroll. Although to be honest, it felt like it was given to me by a muse, more than something I created. But it really sums up my perspective on the issue.
Anyway, let’s unpack this a little bit.
What’s the difference between training and movement?
Here are a few that stick out to me:
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- Inefficient as possible
- Progress is clear and easy to track. Point A to Point B
- Uses specific protocols and methods
- More about outcome
- Solving predictable motor problems
- Easy to progressively overload[/su_box]
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- Hard or impossible to quantify
- Efficient as possible
- Progress is hard to track. It’s more of a winding journey
- Uses PRINCIPLES; not necessarily exact methods
- More about “feel” and embodiment
- Solving varied and complex motor problems
- Harder to progressively overload[/su_box]
In other words, make your training hard, but your movement easy.
Now, these lists are not some sort of absolute truth. They’re more of a work in progress as my thinking unfolds.
Over the next couple days, I’ll be talking about the methods you need to train like a scientist, and the principles you need to move like an artist. Stay tuned.
What do you have to add? What differences do you see between training and movement?
Train like a scientist. Move like an artist.