Above-down inside-out healing (and performance), on the body's time 🕑 Good thoughts, low stress, belief, simplicity, intent, connection, real food, movement/training, breath, outdoors, sleep/naps (plus other stuff that might not relate at all)… Don't overthink it #ClearedSpineClearedMind
Here’s a few images to ponder. Something very similar to this was shared with a group chat that I was in several years ago, so I re-created some poor versions of them on Paint since I couldn’t find the originals.
My interpretation of this “Performance Pyramid” is that the optimal athlete/mover trains with the intent to develop the following abilities (in order of importance):
Foundation of Strength (primarily strength-endurance and quality of movement in areas such as squatting, stepping, lunging, pressing, reaching, etc.)
Functional Movement (performance level of foundational movements, such as how much output/force is produced in a squat, 40-yard-dash time, vertical jump, etc.)
Skill (“knack” or actual ability to perform a skill or sport)