"Will training X make me better at Y?"
I understand the need for reassurance - that the things we do in the gym carryover to 'real world' activities, or are that dreaded term 'Functional'. A potential problem with this line of reasoning is that more and more time is spent getting ready for an activity but not actually doing it.
For example, I had the pleasure of going on a @restorehuman hike last weekend, and I hadn't been for 18months or so prior.
Day to day I do a lot of walking around Vancouver, build mobility, do varied, challenging work all in a bid to stay 'ready'. It helped with ankle stability, clambering up things, jumping, vaulting -
But actually going on the hike, learning to run in varied terrain, keeping up with better runners/experienced hikers was the test. I was sucking wind on some harder bits but by large it was ok - as you see in the video running relaxed, adapting step by step to a new environment.
And if I couldn't physically do what was needed the idea would be to appraise the situation without emotion and tailor the training to improve.
Much of what we do in life is retrospective - we take the plunge, evaluate and reshape to meet the challenge. This adaptive framework and a practice that is multifaceted in its nature helps for sure - but let's not make everything cause and effect.
Sometimes you also have to enjoy something for what it is and do your learning in the field!
Rondje Kempen gefietst. Wilde er eigenlijk maar 20 maken, maar uiteindelijk heb ik net iets meer dan 35 kilometer gefietst. Mooi weer, mooie weggetjes met mooie huizen, en hopelijk ook een beetje bijkleuren want m'n benen zijn net melkflessen... volgende x maak ik er 40 van en neem ik iets te eten mee 😝 #trek700zx#trekmtb#mountainbike#trek#cycling#polarm400