TN50#34, Be Ignorant, 23 August 2021

Hi Team,

Happy Monday and welcome to The Next 50 #34.

“Be Ignorant” is a lot more fun than “embrace the beginner mindset” so stick with me.

The Oxford Language’s second definition of ignorant is: lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about a particular thing.

When it comes to training exploring where you are ignorant is a good thing, as long as you safely go about fixing the situation.

As I write this, I can tell you need examples so here you go:

  • I was ignorant of climbing a rope
  • I was ignorant of handstands
  • I was ignorant of full submersion ice baths
  • I was ignorant of rowing
  • I was ignorant of the Olympic lifts

One of the things I am currently ignorant of that I will address soon is, snowshoeing.  I have been thinking about snowshoeing since all the snow melted here in Colorado in 2021.  When the snow melts in 2022 snowshoeing will no longer be on my “I am Ignorant of” list.

What’s on your list that might be worthwhile and fun to address?

I read somewhere that we fail at the margins of our training, and I know from experience that we grow the most pushing on the edges of our capacity (in all domains; physical, mental, emotional).  Is it time to push on the margins of your really comfortable training plan?

If you have been doing the same 3 sets of: bi’s, tri’s, lateral raises, et cetera…  with the same weight and you know exactly how long your “17 years of the same thing” training session will take; it is time to make your list!

As always, I would love it if you shared your thoughts on this entry and please share this with your tribe if you think it would be useful to anyone you know.

Have a good one, Alex

2022 Murph Count: 12