Mantra - Stress, Recover, Improve

Stress - Recover - Improve

... from Kenny Moore's biography Bowerman and the Men of Oregon, in a speech by coach Bill Bowerman to new students:

... Take a primitive organism ... any weak, pitiful organism. Say a freshman. Make it lift, or jump or run. Let it rest. What happens? A little miracle. It gets a little better. It gets a little stronger or faster or more enduring. That's all training is. Stress. Recover. Improve. ...

... and of course, it applies to far more in life than mere physical activity!

(cf. 2006-08-19 - Shaky Ladder 'Speedwork', ...) - ^z - 2015-07-10