Is humility. I've been training for close to a decade now and I've yet to cease learning new methods, techniques, etc. For everyone, it is extremely important to remember that you can always strive to improve both your training and your attitude towards training. I've looked back at some of my old training logs from 3-4 years ago and think, "WTF was I doing!?" Then again, I'm just glad that I was receptive to trying new things and always trying to make myself a better athlete.
The field of exercise physiology and science is a very dynamic field and is changing at an unbelievable rate. Hell, things that were thought to be true during my undergrad years have since been revised during my grad years (e.g. the role of lactic acid).
So remember, what you think is the "best" way to train may not be true and there is always room to improve.
"Never Afraid of Failing Always Making Advances" , just a phrase I think fits ur post, good post by the way.
What are your thoughts on various training systems such as undulating periodization, escalated density training, russian conjugate system, DC training, GVT, westside, etc..
I know there are tons of differences, I am not asking you to explain or comment on every one, just curious if you have had experience with any and what you think about them overall generally.
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"Science literacy is a vaccine against the charlatans of the world that would exploit your ignorance." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Haha same here with lactic acid. Undergrad professor taught the oldschool concepts an my grad level professor supports Brooks and the new age theories
P.S: I also have a graduate degree in exercise physiology applying to medical school for cardiology.
ps: I have an MS in ex sci too, and am working on my PhD. Good luck with the cardiology russy
I've had one professor that has shaped my academic interest more than any other and she will openly admit that this is such a dynamic field that it's absurd to cling to one particular theory. Not coincidentally, she is the only professor/teacher that has ever intimidated me.
I work about 25 hours a week teaching anatomy and physiology concepts labs at springfield college.
Training like a crazed gorilla with unmatched Adonis amplified arrogance is a sure-fire way to ruin your reputation as well as your connective tissues, and I see this as a much more pervasive plaguing presence running rampant through the whole of gyms I have trained at.