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Listeners may remember my discussion with Allen Lim on marginal gains. Allen made the point that many athletes become hyper focused on certain areas that yield very little return. We can consider this the 1% margin. However, this focus on the 1% often comes at the cost of eliminating a bottle neck (BN) which also hold us back. In the world of elite racing, marginal gains (MG) are often where races are won and lost. But for the majority of us, our bottle necks are what is truly hold us back. The first part of the process, however, is identifying what your major bottlenecks are, as well as if your training objectives are addressing those, or if they are targeting marginal gains.
RULE #1 - KNOW THY WEAKNESS
Assess your strengths and weaknesses first.
RULE #2 - EATETH FROM THE LOW BRANCH FIRST
Focus on one thing and go for the low hanging fruit.
RULE #3 - MAYBEITH A QUICK FIX EXISTETH, BUT ALL DEMANDETH A CHOICE.
RULE #4 - NOT ALL WEAKNESSES MAYETH BE CHANGED