Oct 15th, 2005
Author: Mike Minium
I’ll be back in action tomorrow. Check back for tomorrow’s workout.
In the meantime, I came across the following quote that sprinter Maurice Greene uses for inspiration in his pursuit of athletic greatness:
“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.”
While I completely agree with the sentiment, I’d like the quote even more if we were to substitute the word “move” for the word “run”. For above all else, it’s functional movement that we’re after here (yes, we need variance and intensity as well). Running is certainly one of the irreducible functional movements that we love, but it ain’t the only game in town.