Breaking it down

Through with an intensive weekend. A day and a half of physical training programs. Kettlebells and GroundForce training.

It’s fascinating to learn how master practitioners (you know, the ones who truly care to go deep) use these simple tools and organise it into systems to make it more accessible to the masses.

I find that beautiful!

Imagine what would happen if nobody cares to organise all that knowledge? Total confusion.

I’ve been there.

And one of the vices of learning (perhaps a good problem to have) all by yourself is this — you end up getting your hands on a ton of stuff! And that can be crippling at times.

That’s why I decided to sign up for these workshops. To learn the lifts, unlearn a few things, understand the principles, go a little deeper, and then break it down for myself.

Why?

Because I don’t plan to use everything I’ve learned. Only the elements that’s useful to me. So, I take what’s applicable to my situation (powerlifting) and upgrade my training with what I’ve learned. Making my program even better.

But it all starts with breaking things down. Deconstructing a concept is one of fundamental principles of learning. It helps you dive deeper and gain an in-depth understanding, helping you not just master but also own that concept.

And you can only improvise once you own a concept.

Unfortunately, we care about expertise so much that we’re blinded by systems and processes. Mastery doesn’t lies in following a system, but breaking it down and improvising.

That’s how you own something that is totally yours.

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