Today’s post comes from Josh Leeger, owner of LIFT, a performance-based personal training company . Here Josh offers his philosophies and theories on training!
(Note: This was originally published on my old site before I changed the name and brand. It is unedited however from the original post.)
First off, thanks to Matt for offering to let me write a guest-post on his blog. I’ll take this opportunity to reflect on the three things I’ve come to see as the most important things in training – Play, Specificity, and Nourishment – and the one most important thing in life – Passion.
Play has to be the number one most important thing in strength training, if not in life, generally. Play is the exploration of possibility. It is curiosity in action. The greatest minds and athletes have been playful, inquisitive, at times sarcastic. The playful challenge the status quo – which is the only way we go to new levels of performance. The play mindset is also necessary in order to persevere through difficult times. Even “hard core” athletes or individuals – those who “power through” things – are using the principle or play to keep going – they’re creating meaning in that aggressive outlook that they adopt. …