⫹⫺ The Secret to High Performance
For the Creators, Makers & Doers - CMMN WLTH 047
Hello my friends,
I just finished listening to episode #45 of the Huberman podcast with guest Dr. Duncan French of the UFC Performance Lab.
It’s an absolute gold mine of ideas for both physical and mental conditioning.
I can’t claim to understand every method and mechanism but his explanation of what separates elite and non-elite athletes is not only surprising but particularly relevant to today’s creative culture ↓
Dr. Duncan French:
“At the most elite level, you’re not training harder than anybody else.
Everybody (in the UFC) trains hard but the best athletes, the true elite levels are the ones that can do it again and again on a daily basis and sustain a technical output for skill development — therefore their skills can improve.
Their physical development or physical attributes can improve.
The ability to reproduce on a day to day basis falls into a recovery conversation.”
Exceptional performance is the product of short periods of focused “skill” development synthesized by high quality rest and recovery.
It reminded me of the Navalism: ”Don’t work like a grazing cow on the field all day, sprint and then rest, like a lion hunting.”
As the holidays approach I encourage you to take this advice to heart.
Let's get into it.
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From the introduction: Work like a lion, not like a grazing cow.
“Known as the hypnagogia state or N1, (it) lasts only a few minutes before you drift off to deeper sleep”. A sleep technique used by Salvador Dalí and Thomas Edison to unlock creativity may have benefits, researchers have found.
Out of Office
The Formula 1 season culminated this evening with one of the most exciting and controversial driver battles in its history.
F1, as a spectator sport, has thrived in Europe and it’s beginning to gain popularity in the US while continuing to grow globally.
~ 400 million unique fans globally vs. NFL (100 million) and Premier League (300 million).
100% increase in YoY engagement on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter.
Truly global with 22 races in 22 countries.
As the season closes out here are a few links on the economics, the adrenaline and the characters:
Toto Wolff (Team principle of Mercedes) - The High Performance Podcast
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