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  • glennpendlay 2:39 pm on August 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Misery 

    In any athletic event, winning is at least partially determined by how much discomfort you can tolerate. Some sports are well known for producing discomfort.  Everyone can imagine how the athlete must feel at the end of an endurance event like a marathon.  But shorter events can be miserable too.  Many consider wrestling to be the toughest sport.  I certainly remember my high school wrestling days and the how bad I hurt at the end of a match or a particularly tough practice.

    But weightlifting has its own special brand of misery.  There is truly nothing quite like it.  The lifts don’t take that long, and they usually aren’t, or shouldn’t be, painful.  Misery in the sport of weightlifting isn’t in the competitive event, it is in the training and it is all about fatigue.  It is not the sharp pain of a pulled muscle, but the dull ache, the bone crusing ache, of fatigue.  To become good at this sport you have to learn to live with that ache, and continue to train and push yourself anyways.  You have to get to the point where you actually like it.

    In the end, this is what is going to determine your success.  Whether you can shoulder yet another set of squats and start to descend on the first rep even though you know the misery that has to happen before you can rack the bar.  Whether you can jump under a clean or snatch with absolutely NO hesitation even though you are scared to death.  The mental challenges of weightlifting are at least as great as the physical ones.  And when you reach your goals you will find that although your physical changes are huge, your mental changes are even greater.

     


     
  • glennpendlay 2:59 pm on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Dealing with Imperfections. 

    This is one question that never goes away.  We all want to improve, most of us are willing to work our ass off the improve, but most are plagued with doubt about which program to use, and why.  Every aspiring champion has doubts about the program they are using, and whether or not it is the right one.  And who can blame them?  The Bulgarians maxed out constantly, and they did pretty well.  The Russians and others did a more varied program, with lots of different exercises and rep schemes, seemingly a whole different style of training.  So what should WE do?  Who should we copy?

     

    I for one don’t think we should COPY anyone, but we can certainly learn from everyone.  America is a unique country, and we will need to come up with unique methods.  We are one of the only countries in the world with a large population of recreational weightlifters, or lifters for whom winning is not part of their livelihood.  Some think of this as a disadvantage, I disagree.  It simply makes the genetic pool we draw from bigger.  This pool is where we will eventually find the people who will move us back to the top of the sport.  I am biased towards the Bulgarian way of doing things, and always approach training with the mindset of wanting to go as heavy as possible, as often as possible.  I am impatient, I want to move that max clean and jerk up as fast as I can.  But although my default position is always to max out, I know there are a lot of reasons why a constant diet of nothing but maximal lifts often doesn’t work out for American lifters.

     

    For one thing, we are not all perfectly suited to the weightlifting movements.   None of us were selected at age 9 for perfect limb lengths or other factors that make superior lifters.  Some of us are just built wrong!  Whether the problem is a spine that is too short or two long in comparison to our legs, or elbows that don’t completely lock out, these physical imperfections mean that we are not lifting machines designed solely for weightlifting!  This does not mean we will never snatch or clean big weights, it does mean we might have to resort to extraordinary means to do so.  Whether this means that you have to do way more push presses than jerks to build the necessary strength in your shoulders and triceps, or whether like Jared Fleming you have to resort to isometrics to build the necessary pulling strength to break an American record reaching your best total is likely to mean more than just maximum snatches and clean and jerks.  In fact you might have to resort to completely different methods of training, like Jared did.

     

    Most lifters who do not quickly become national champions or world team members are lacking strength in at least one particular motion.  Fleming lacked pulling strength, others might lack strength in the squat or lockout strength on the jerk.  If you have lifted for a year, and you have not yet qualified for nationals or aren’t yet high on the ranking list for the world team, don’t fool yourself.   A lack of strength in some movement is the problem.   The Pendlay WOD uses lots of back squats and push presses, and even deadlifts for part of every 8 week cycle as the fastest ways to increase pulling, squatting, and lockout strength.  These strength exercises are programmed twice per week with one higher volume and session and one higher intensity session every week. They are pushed HARD.  If you are allergic to grinding our heavy sets of squats, this training program is not for you.  On the other hand, if you believe gaining muscle and getting strong are necessary parts of the sport of weightlifting, come on over.  We will get along just fine.     


     
  • glennpendlay 4:11 pm on August 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The Deadlift 

    The Pendlay WOD uses deadlifts.  I know some coaches do not, preferring to use the clean or snatch pull.  This was my opinion for much of my coaching career.  In fact for much of my career I used mostly the snatch and clean to build pulling strength without using either pulls or deadlifts at all.  What changed my opinion?  Well to put it simply, drugs!  Many of the elite lifters that we all admire and love to emulate use them.  For a variety of reasons, we do not.  I do not intend to discuss the reasons behind this “double standard” or how or why it came to be, but this is the reality of the situation as it now stands.

    The fact is, performance enhancing drugs assist one thing, strength.  They do not help you build great motor patterns or great technique, they simply make you stronger.  And for many lifters using PED’s simply doing the correct amount of snatches and clean and jerks ensures that for them, strength will never be the limiting factor in their lifts.  This is not true for most clean lifters.  Strength is almost ALWAYS the limiting factor for any lifter who is not using PED’s.  If you do not think you could snatch more weight if both your snatch grip deadlift and your back squat were 20kg higher, you are lying to yourself.

    Once you arrive at the conclusion that being stronger on the pull will assist you in snatching and cleaning more, ask yourself what will build that strength faster, the snatch grip deadlift, or the snatch pull?  Snatch grip deadlifts are generally done heavier and with a slower bar speed because they are based off of your snatch deadlift maximum.  Snatch pulls are generally based off your snatch maximum, which for many lifters nearly unrelated to your maximum snatch grip deadlift.  A really efficient lifter like James Tatum might be able to snatch 70% of his snatch grip deadlift, while many beginners might not be able to do 40%.  Basing the programming of one of your most important strength exercises off of a guess such as this is asking for failure.  Now it is true that you could do the same motion of the snatch pull, with weights far in excess of your snatch, and achieve the same amount of tension, and the same bar speed as the snatch deadlift.  But why rely on a guess?

    Why not just accept that it is a deadlift.  A slower, heavier movement than the snatch or snatch pull.  Snatch and clean deadlifts are programmed similarly to the back squat.  The main difference being that I will use less volume for the deadlifts, and I generally limit their use to the first half of a training cycle.  So in an 8 week training cycle, you will use the snatch deadlift for about the first 4 weeks, and switch to the snatch pull usually with far less weight for the second 4 weeks.  Deadlifts are not for those only interested only in quick progress.  Deadlifts take a while to recover from, and adding deadlifts to your routine probably won’t increase your maximum today, or tomorrow.  But if you are willing to put in a few weeks of work and then recover from it, they will make your total go up.  Getting stronger always does.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • glennpendlay 5:54 pm on July 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Ebola 

    I was talking to Donny Shankle on the phone last night, and the conversation meandered from our Wichita Falls days and Ayn Rand all the way to current fads in weightlifting.  There is one fad that we not only hate, but both think is as dangerous to big totals as ebola.  This idea is purposefully letting (or pushing) the bar out in front of you during the pull.  Purposefully looping the bar.

    One of the few things that all coaches agree on is that the bar should be as close as possible to your thigh as you pull.  Some start the bar right off the floor a minimal distance in front of the shin to aid in straightening the bar path off the floor, but it should ALWAYS be touching or almost touching once it passes the knee.  And it should stay close.  The Chinese are the best at this.  On many Chinese lifters there is virtually NO gap between the bar and their skin the whole pull.  And because the bar has no horizontal motion coming back into the hip, it also doesn’t bounce out from the hip.  The typical Chinese lifter has an incredibly straight bar path.  An American that does this as well as the Chinese is James Moser.  There are some bar path representations of James snatching at various meets floating around.  Look at one and you will see a bar path that is almost perfectly vertical.  Keeping the bar right up against the leg and body as it travels up the thigh and into the hip is one of the keys to a bar path without that big loop after the hip extension in the second pull.

    One person has said that pulling with the bar away from the thigh allows you to get a bigger “pop” or explosion on the second pull.  This is nothing but an illusion. Illusions don’t count for much when it is time to calculate the total.  If the bar is away from the thigh as it approaches the hip and the second pull, it will also bounce out away from the body AFTER the second pull.  And THAT is no illusion.  It is simple physics.  A bar path that deviates forward from vertical as little as possible is a key to efficient lifting.  Vertical is consistent. Vertical is strong.

    Just like ebola purposefully looping the bar is dangerous.  This idea should be killed wherever it is found.


     
  • glennpendlay 5:54 pm on July 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Ebola 

    I was talking to Donny Shankle on the phone last night, and the conversation meandered from our Wichita Falls days and Ayn Rand all the way to current fads in weightlifting.  There is one fad that we not only hate, but both think is as dangerous to big totals as ebola.  This idea is purposefully letting (or pushing) the bar out in front of you during the pull.  Purposefully looping the bar.

    One of the few things that all coaches agree on is that the bar should be as close as possible to your thigh as you pull.  Some start the bar right off the floor a minimal distance in front of the shin to aid in straightening the bar path off the floor, but it should ALWAYS be touching or almost touching once it passes the knee.  And it should stay close.  The Chinese are the best at this.  On many Chinese lifters there is virtually NO gap between the bar and their skin the whole pull.  And because the bar has no horizontal motion coming back into the hip, it also doesn’t bounce out from the hip.  The typical Chinese lifter has an incredibly straight bar path.  An American that does this as well as the Chinese is James Moser.  There are some bar path representations of James snatching at various meets floating around.  Look at one and you will see a bar path that is almost perfectly vertical.  Keeping the bar right up against the leg and body as it travels up the thigh and into the hip is one of the keys to a bar path without that big loop after the hip extension in the second pull.

    One person has said that pulling with the bar away from the thigh allows you to get a bigger “pop” or explosion on the second pull.  This is nothing but an illusion. Illusions don’t count for much when it is time to calculate the total.  If the bar is away from the thigh as it approaches the hip and the second pull, it will also bounce out away from the body AFTER the second pull.  And THAT is no illusion.  It is simple physics.  A bar path that deviates forward from vertical as little as possible is a key to efficient lifting.  Vertical is consistent. Vertical is strong.

    Just like ebola purposefully looping the bar is dangerous.  This idea should be killed wherever it is found.


     
  • glennpendlay 9:19 pm on July 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The Life of a Samurai. 

    Louie Simmons said something to me several years ago that resonated with me.  He said “Glenn, I have lived the life of a samurai”.  What I believe he meant by that is that he had devoted his life to one thing.  Louie’s one thing is strength, and the development of strength.  He became a master in the development of strength, his one thing.   I do not pretend to compare myself to Louie, but I have pursued one thing in a similar fashion.  My one thing is weightlifting, the snatch and clean and jerk.  I have given up a lot in pursuit of my “one thing”.  A marriage, a successful business, and many of my friends.  Even my relationship with my son has been strained almost to the breaking point.  I have walked away from everything that didn’t fit in with my pursuit of producing a bigger total in an American weightlifter.

     

    From time to time I question if it has been worth it, or if it will ever be worth it.  I have one friend who I believe is as obsessed as I am with weightlifting.  Donny Shankle and I have never spoken about the subject in these terms but even without speaking about it I know he would understand perfectly.  He would understand because he is as obsessed as I am.  Just the fact that a like-minded person is out there makes life easier somehow.

     

    I continue to believe that if you succeed at doing one thing really, really well everything will work out.  Your life will have been worthwhile.  Your life will have been a success.


     
  • glennpendlay 9:19 pm on July 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The Life of a Samurai. 

    Louie Simmons said something to me several years ago that resonated with me.  He said “Glenn, I have lived the life of a samurai”.  What I believe he meant by that is that he had devoted his life to one thing.  Louie’s one thing is strength, and the development of strength.  He became a master in the development of strength, his one thing.   I do not pretend to compare myself to Louie, but I have pursued one thing in a similar fashion.  My one thing is weightlifting, the snatch and clean and jerk.  I have given up a lot in pursuit of my “one thing”.  A marriage, a successful business, and many of my friends.  Even my relationship with my son has been strained almost to the breaking point.  I have walked away from everything that didn’t fit in with my pursuit of producing a bigger total in an American weightlifter.

     

    From time to time I question if it has been worth it, or if it will ever be worth it.  I have one friend who I believe is as obsessed as I am with weightlifting.  Donny Shankle and I have never spoken about the subject in these terms but even without speaking about it I know he would understand perfectly.  He would understand because he is as obsessed as I am.  Just the fact that a like-minded person is out there makes life easier somehow.

     

    I continue to believe that if you succeed at doing one thing really, really well everything will work out.  Your life will have been worthwhile.  Your life will have been a success.


     
  • Anthony Mychal 4:25 pm on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    WYSIATI 

    I was prepared to punch him in the face.

    I didn’t know who “he” was, exactly. “He” was someone. Anyone. It could have been a “she” for all I knew.

    I wouldn’t punch a girl. Maybe I should though. I’m all for equal rights. The moral of feminism: girls want to be punched in the face. Did I pass the test, Lena?

    I can’t lift my arm overhead right now. Grade 3 shoulder separation. My range of motion would be perfect if I were in the Schutzstaffel. So I had the following scenario running on repeat in my head.

    Someone was going to give me flak for not being able to perform an overhead physical task. Maybe it’d be an old lady in the supermarket asking me to get something down from the top shelf and I’d be all, “I’m sorry my 6’4” physically capable looking frame can’t accomplish this task for you. Good luck. Don’t slip and fall in the bathtub anytime soon. Bye.”

    And then she'd be all, “Oh for Pete's sake, this younger generation is a bunch of hairless sissies.”

    And I'd be all, “No, you don't understand. I really can't grow a beard. I've tried. I'm really insecure about it, and you just hurt my feelings. I'm redacting what I said earlier. I hope you slip and fall in the bath tub. And break your hip.”

    Someone was going to make a snarky comment about me on account of my (current) disability.

    (Ha! Disability. I’m mashing all sorts of politically correct buttons right now. I might as well be playing Tekken as Eddy Gordo.)

    Whoever this snarky commentator would be — that's who I was prepared to punch.

    And I got my chance.

    I was boarding an airplane, unable to lift my carry on luggage into the overhead bin. So I did the sensible thing: I forced my lady-friend to lift it for me. (She’s only 5’2”, har har.)

    I’m coaching (yelling at) her. “Use those muscles! Get that thing up there!”

    And that’s when it happened.

    An older man behind us said, “It’s nice that you’re helping.”

    WHY SO PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, BATMAN?

    Despite my original face punching intentions, I kept my cool. I turned his way, pointed at my sling, and said, “I can barely move my arm.”

    His snark laden superiority complex laced face melted into one of apologetic regret. Witnessing this 180 felt good. I'm a shitty human. Whatever. I already hate myself, might as well add a few more pancakes and make it a tall stack.

    When we landed, he helped me put my book bag on. Because when you only have one arm, putting a book bag is like solving a Rubik's cube. He also helped us get our luggage down.

    He was obviously a kind man, but he got owned by the WYSIATI heuristic. “WYSIATI” is an acronym created by Daniel Kahneman that stands for What You See Is All There Is

    We make decisions and judgments using information available to us — no matter how limited (it’s usually always limited) — as if it were the only information out there. We rarely step back and ask ourselves, “What information don't I have?”

    The man on the plane fell for WYSIATI, but he’s not alone. You fall for it. I fall for it. I’m in the lobby of a hotel right now making snap judgments about everyone I see.

    That guy is wearing white rimmed sunglasses? He must be a douche bag. OH. WAIT. That’s just my reflection in the mirror.

    90% of that chick’s butt cheek mass is hanging out of her bikini. She must be a slu…gift from God put on this earth for the sole purpose of my eyeballs right now; I’d be a fool not to stare.

    The moral WYSIATI, given the stories above, appears to be: don't be a dick. Don't be so quick to judge others.

    True.

    But how we feel about (and treat) others is only one facet of WYSIATI. It also affects how we feel about ourselves.

    Because most of us engage in the following serial killerish behavior: comparing ourselves to other people.

    But we never really compare ourselves to other people. We compare to the parts of other people we can see. And, usually, the parts of other people we can see are the parts they want us to see. In other words, just browse fucking Instagram.

    Although a diatribe on social media would be heavily relevant right now, I won't go there. Perhaps another day. Just know, for now, that social media is a cesspool for WYSIATI.

    WYSIATI is a bitch. Right? An entire book could be written about WYSIATI. It affects…everything.

    Consider that WYSIATI has been a background programming running in your mind ever since you've been able to think. A lot of thoughts and judgments you already have (and will continue to have) about how the world works are a product of WYSIATI.

    Meaning a lot of the things you think you know and understand are just that: things formulated with LIMITED INFORMATION that you THINK you know and understand…but DON'T.

    The moral of all of this is, of course: WYSI(SN'T)ATI. But there's something else to keep in mind.

    You know about WYSIATI, so you won't fall for it anymore. You have the antidote. Right?

    Wrong. You'll fall for it. Often. 97.3% of the time, to be as exact as something not trying to be exact at all. Because WYSIATI isn't under your conscious control.

    The you that you think about when you consciously think about the you that you are isn't always in charge of your thoughts, beliefs, and judgments.

    You can consciously acknowledge that people aren't 100% defined by their clothes and physical appearance. Yet it's been shown that we form impressions of people within (ready for this?) less than one second of meeting them.

    Your subconscious is the true protagonist of your thoughts, whether you realize it or not. (Hint: you don't.)

    Overriding WYSIATI takes conscious effort.

    It's not easy.

    Which is why you rarely do it.

    Talk about a happy ending.

    Actionable advice is for idiots, anyway.

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  • glennpendlay 4:58 pm on July 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Pendlay WOD 

    The Pendlay WOD is programmed in 8-week training cycles.  I do it this way because this length of cycle works the best for the most people.  Training cycles work for a simple reason.  Neither the human body nor the human psyche react well to monotony.  We thrive on change, particularly when it comes to stress.  So we constantly change the stressor.  On the competition weightlifting movements, every week brings a change in the intensity and the volume.  We also do variations of the weightlifting movements such as the power variations, or lifts from the knee or the hip.  While the competition movements are done weekly with moderate intensity, we do the variations with high intensity, often going right up to our maximum. We can do this indefinitely because we change which variation we are using every week or two.  The combination of doing the actual competition lifts with moderate intensity and different variations with maximal intensity while regularly changing the variation works.  But it is only half the story, or actually 1/3 of the story.  Doing only the snatch and clean and jerk doesn’t make an effective program.

     

    As amazing as an exercise like the snatch is, it is not all that effective for building maximal strength and muscle.  For that, we have to do movements like the squat and deadlift.  Ideally the exercises that we use to build strength and muscle will work the body through the same or similar ranges of motion as the weightlifting movements but will use much heavier weight and therefore slower bar speed.  The exercises that work the best are the back squat, the deadlift, and the front squat.  The use of training cycles is even more important for continual progress on the squat and deadlift than it is for the snatch and clean.  Each 8-week cycle on the Pendlay WOD moves the athlete from higher volume training on the squat and deadlift at the start, to lower volume and higher intensity by week 8.  Each 8-week cycle should end with PR sets in the squat and deadlift as well as PR lifts in the snatch and clean and jerk.

     

    The combination of moderate competition lifts and maximal lifts on a variety of variations is  1/3 of story, an effective strength program is another third, and the final piece of the puzzle is something that few weightlifters like to do.  Assistance exercises like glute-hamstring raises, back extensions, hip extensions and other similar things done for sets of 10 at the end of every training session.  No one likes to do these exercises.  No one looks forward to their time on the GHR.  But just because they are not fun doesn’t mean we don’t do them.  Exercises like the back extension and hip extension build muscle and strength where we need it most, in the back, hips, and hamstrings.  They also build tolerance to workload and enable an athlete to handle MORE squats, snatches, and clean and jerks.  With each successive 8-week cycle you get stronger in the snatch and clean, stronger in the squat and deadlift, as well as in better shape and able to handle a higher workload.

     


     
  • Anthony Mychal 12:25 am on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    long slow walks 

    I started doing a new kind of walk (out of necessity) a few weeks ago. I'm enjoying this new kind of walk…a little too much.

    I'm looking forward to my walks, which is strange because I haven't looked forward to most of the physical activities I've done in…years.

    I've even started to (sometimes) take two walks every day.

    I'll tell you about this new kind of walk in a second.

    First, some context.

    I'm not new to walking. Before this new kind of walk, I used to walk daily (pending weather). Most of these old walks…I did them, but I didn't really look forward to them.

    I just wanted to get the benefits of walking.

    To clarify…

    I don't walk for fat loss purposes; I don't walk to burn calories. I did enough incline treadmill walking back in 2006 in the heat of my fat loss craze.

    The days of me huffing and puffing my adipose tissue away are long gone. As are my days on treadmills. I'm shivering just thinking about those memories.

    I walk because, when I'm walking, I'm not (a) sitting down (b) inside of a room (c) in front of a computer.

    I need less of those three things.

    Most people need less of those three things.

    I also walk because a long list of writers, thinkers, and creatives have said that walking is better than cocaine.

    All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

    -Friedrich Nietzsche

    Nietzsche convinced me to walk more than any modern “health expert” has.

    Now…

    Prior to this new kind of walk, I didn't put much thought into walking. Sometimes I'd listened to a podcast. Sometimes I'd leave everything at home to fast from technology.

    Whatever.

    I didn't put thought into walking. I'd just move my legs like they knew how to move.

    But then I injured my heel.

    Some nuckfugget jumped into the air and landed on my heel (he was wearing spikes). I couldn't put any weight on my left heel. Which sucked, obviously.

    Couldn't do any lower body lifting. Couldn't walk heel-to-toe. Couldn't cut potatoes.

    (Okay, I could cut potatoes just fine. I was just seeing if you were still paying attention.)

    But I'm an aggressive rehabber. I've wrote about my rehab philosophy a few times in the past — not gonna get into the guts here.

    TL;DR, I get moving as quickly as I can after I'm injured. I walk the line between discomfort and pain.

    So I started walking as soon as I could.

    At first, I hobbled. I stayed on the toes of my left foot, making sure my heel didn't touch the ground. But then, after a few days, when I could walk with discomfort and not pain, I started to put a tiny bit of weight on my heel.

    This required me to sloooowwww down my pace. A lot. To a uncomfortable degree, just because it felt so…different. My steps were shallow. Slow. Gentle.

    I walked like a 97 year old retired iron worker, really.

    It took me twice as long to walk my normal route, which sounds boring…even to me, right now. BBOOOORRRIIINNNG. I'm going to close out of this window myself, I think.

    But it wasn't boring.

    It was invigorating.

    When I slowed down, I had no choice but to notice things. To open my eyes and look at things I normally didn't see. I felt like a guy sauntering around town with no where to be. Without an agenda —

    A flâneur.

    And it felt amazing.

    And that's when I realized something about the act of walking. Something best described through a conversation I had with my fiance as we were walking.

    “Walk slower,” I said.

    “Ugh. This is painfully slow,” she said.

    “Well, I'm hurt. And, besides, what's the point of walking?” I asked.

    “What do you mean?” she asked.

    “We aren't walking to lose fat. And we don't walk to get from one place to another. Otherwise, we wouldn't even leave the house because we'd already be where we need to go. We start and end at the same place.”

    “What's your point?” she asked.

    “We walk to walk. That's the point: to walk. So why rush?”

    I realize this might be very anticlimactic. I'm telling you to walk slower, which doesn't seem exciting or new.

    But you should try it. Walk as if you have no where to be. Walk as if time doesn't exist. You'll feel the difference…mentally.

    And you'll realize that most people are walking with the exact opposite mindset. They're walking fast. They're walking to get somewhere they want to go (or so they think).

    I'm sure I could mention something here about enjoying the moment or relieving stress or…

    But that's going to bounce right off the walls of your skull, as is most of this. Because self-limiting your walking speed isn't going to feel fun or exciting.

    So I'll 1-UP things…

    I'm getting older. My eyesight is going bonkers. I stare at a computer screen most of the day. So, on these slow walks, I make a deliberate attempt to alternate between focusing on things far, far away — like the clouds or the top of trees.

    And then I focus on things really close to me.

    Not very formal or scientific. Just something I think will help my eyes in the long run.

    “To become a philosopher, start by walking very slowly.”

    -Nassim Taleb

     

    P.S.

    If you want to get a little more serious about fixing your eyes, check this out from GettingStronger.org.

    P.P.S.

    Hat tip to Nassim Taleb for introducing me to the word “flâneur”.

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