I’m a little obsessed with Ben Bergeron’s podcast right now (if you can’t tell 😂). In one that I listened to yesterday, he discussed the difference between practice, training, and competing:
In practice, you perform a specific movement with a low heart rate, focusing on improving that movement.
In training, you perform a movement or set of movements with an increased heart rate, not for the purpose of making PR’s, but still bettering their movements and skills.
In competition, the sole purpose is to finish the workout or lift with the most reps (AMRAP), the most weight (1RM), or the fastest time.
made the point that the majority of people in the gym are competing every single time they walk in the door, either with the person next to them, or with themselves. While there is obviously nothing wrong with this, it made me realize how often I tend to do this, and it reminded me of Coach Darwin saying, “if you’re here to RX this workout, you’re here for the wrong reason.” Or something to that effect. Lol.