The premise behind Malcom Gladwell’s best selling book Outliers is this: People who are outstanding in their profession have all completed at least 10,000 hours perfecting their art.
When Outliers came out, parents coaches & athletes from all sports focused on getting in the 10,000 hours. They focused solely on volume and forgot about quality. They violated the rate that the body takes to adapt. Sure enough, young athletes started accumulating injuries secondary to overuse and many suffered from burn out.
My message to any young athlete, parents, and coaches?
REST is a part of your 10,000 hours, recovery is part of your 10,000 hours, & participating in other sports is part of your 10,000 hours! #sunday #recovery #rest - 1 hour ago