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Do experts revert back to minimalist?

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Do experts revert back to minimalist?

I talk about carrying a gym bag at all times pretty often.

Never let not being prepared be your reason to not workout.

This isn’t really anything new.

Recently though I have noticed my gym bag get a little lighter.

I was reading recently a small bit about Miyamoto Musashi a Japanese swordsman and ronin.

It is hard to believe but at the end of his life he was so skilled at his craft that he didn’t even train with a sword!

And Rich Froning the CrossFit Games champ for 4 years.

Most of the time he comes out into the battle field with shorts and shoes on, thats it. No fancy gear. Same with all the other competitors at that level.

There seems to be a an accumulation of things and tools as you progress in your skill.

When you start you have nothing. You are minimal.

As you progress in your skill and become aware you now chase performance.

With that comes different shoes for different workouts, different straps, assortments of items to help you progress and perform better.

Now these items are important at the time. But there certainly seems to be a trend.

I would say an athlete begins minimal and on their journey they take on additional tools and resource only to get their skills to such a high level where they actually return back to minimal.

This seems to be across the board in all types of skills!

Everywhere in life really.

Look at golf as another quick example. Wow how much stuff they sell. But the pros just use a very small choice amount of tools.

An amateur mountaineer carries really everything they have. A professional carries extremely minimal and light.

Of course all the items we collect are needed to get to the level to go back to minimal. But I thought it is an interesting thought exercise to share.

Are you returning to minimal anywhere?

See you in class.

All the best.

Benjamin Krymis, Co-Founder and CEO

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