There’s a definite difference between my ability to handle load now and the ability to handle load before. Being one of the original “trainees” to Gym Movement since Adam created his free tutorials on Biofeedback Training led me down an interesting path, one that many people have NOT taken.
At one point during my testing, my goal became less to follow my own personal beliefs and began exploring multiple options of what may test well and what didn’t: specifically involving chains, bands, bodyweight movements, etc. The idea was simple: if I haven’t done everything, do I really “know” anything?
Not that I don’t know, but does my body necessarily know what exactly is “better” for me when it doesn’t have all the data on the variety of ways I can manipulate several training vectors and what might or might NOT happen to my body as a result.
One of the key elements in The Movement’s Biopsyche course is the idea that we don’t really know what is good or bad for us consciously because our conscious mind isn’t connected to the rest of our body and is only form representations of what may be good or bad because of this I chose to feed my unconscious mind more options to explore to see what may happen.
What Good Came From It
I can’t necessarily anything bad really came from it besides the obvious, not having the “cool” videos most people find fun to watch. Mine were full of random looking shit for awhile to see what tests better, something Adam doesn’t necessarily advocate if you are exploring specific goals.
But instead of thinking about exploring specific goals at that time I chose to live by this Maxim and still do as much as possible: “If you don’t follow your body, you’ll break your body” – Frankie Faires.
The main things I’ve noticed is the flexibility and a better understanding of rest, being able to STOP working and doing at times because at times that may be the better path for me to take. This change in psychology specifically helped after my elbow injury where many people after receiving such an injury normally go into a complete downward spiral after losing several abilities they once had.
On the other hand for me, I was laser focused not on what I can’t do; but on what I could do.
Now through my workouts I feel a sense of “awakening” where almost anything I want to do and anything I need to do are oftentimes one in the same. It seems like I experienced a coupling effect between my current needs and wants so to speak.
For now, I’m simply leave it at that, as I don’t know how far this may go – so we’ll see. Generally speaking I definitely don’t seem to have a major loss of strength. It seems I can get into better leverages, but for now I’ll leave it at that.