Competition Training thanks to Lex Fridman
Lex Fridman ( a friend of mine and competitive purple belt) just made a very interesting blog post that i believe many can benefit from reading. Below is an excerpt.
“I think that we (me and people I talk to or train with) often confuse the concept of “going 100%”. What does that really mean? You might think it means going as hard as you would in competition. But what does THAT mean? Do you really go all-out in competition, never resting, never pausing? In competition, you want to attack aggressively but you also want to not waste any energy and find safe spots to rest up for another burst of aggression. The ultimate goal in competition is to get a submission and score a bunch of points along the way. No part of that requires you in every case to push the pace to where your heart rate is at a constant 200 bpm.’ READ MORE HERE
Who is smarter or more accomplished Lex Fridman or Marcelo Garcia?
- 4x ADCC champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2011)
- 5x World Champion – black belt (2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011)
- Pan-Am Champion (2007)
- 3x Brazilian National Champion (2004 & 2006 middleweight, 2006 absolute)
- 0x ADCC Champion
- 0x Times World Champion – Any level
- Pan-Am Champion Never
- 0x Brazilian National Champion
Marcelo is the clear winner here.
So as for smarter, Lex is PHD or something, so some people in the Education industrial Complex have convinced him to get into more and more debt and keep his parents happy. Having said all that Watch the video listen to Marcelo’s words, but as important read Lex Fridman ‘s words. Lex Fridman and Marcelo Garcia in the same sentence pains me as much as it pains many reading this, but inspiration and education can come from anywhere. Even though many people would think that Marcelo’s words may be more important, really take in what Lex is saying. Marcelo is already there and trying to maintain his world titles, where as you and Lex are trying to get to Marcelo’s level of accomplishment.
As for who is smarter you decide.