The Damage of More Is Better...

We live in a world where we want more. More of everything. As we think more is better. We think the more we have, the better we become... the better we are... or the happier we'd become. But is there a limit of diminishing returns... and what happens to young athletes and adolescents when they continually strive for more and disregard what they currently have

Rabbit - The Youth Academy

More might be better for a while. It might make us feel good, feel like we're "progressing" and growing. But more is a rabbit we can forever chase and never truly catch...

And when does more truly become a problem... what is this obsession with always being thirsty for more, and never showing gratitude for what we have, teaching the next generation...

More training is not always better and is honestly never the answer. As an increase in training frequency will decrease the intensity we can put in, and it takes away time from recovery - which is an all important aspect of recovery, growth, and performance

Nutritionally, pushing for more is not the answer... more of what? More food has caused our obesity epidemic... and yet more exercise and restriction is seeing ED numbers rise

Is more always better? Certainly not. But what is better, is better itself

Better quality training. Better quality recovery. Better quality nutrition & sleep. Developing a better, growth-orientated mindset

Young athletes and adolescents need to be taught the very fine difference between enough, more, too less

But the best news is, life is a game, and we get to learn and grow as we go on...

 

Nick Maier