Strive to be Well Rounded

  • Jack Rusher says that art/science and design/technology are not opposites, but parts of a "whole"
    • art and science require exploration and reaching outside of what we currently can do
    • design and technology are engineering
  • this idea might also be useful in strength training
    • training only powerlifting specialises in big three, but leaves a lot on the table
    • if I'm not competing at high level (not making this my living) it might be a good idea to incorporate conditioning, weightlifting and strongman training to be more "well rounded"
  • these ideas are also relevant to T-shaped people, PI-shaped, and comb-shaped
  • being well rounded requires Reflective Practice to find "holes" and fill them
  • yes, you should Strive to be Well Rounded, but after reaching a baseline level (no "truly bad areas") it might make sense to focus on improving what you're great at
  • there seems to be common theme here with Strive to be Well Rounded
    • balance in life seems to be very important (unless you're fixating on being the greatest at a single thing)
    • using multiple parts of the brain during the day - to allow the parts "used" in one activity to recover while using other "parts" - this is the same idea with Westside training where variations of the main lifts are used to "work around" fatigue of the main lift
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