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Unread 05-05-2017, 11:31 AM
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Default Specialization and cognitive skills

I remember Lyle saying that specialization will win out athletically instead of being a jack of all trades, i.e. power lifting vs Crossfit. The average powerlifter who specializes can pick-up Crossfit and do well but a Crossfit guy can't do the opposite.

At least I think I'm remembering what he said correctly.

Does this apply to cognitive skills? For example a physicist being able to switch over to something easier like biology?
Half-way measures don't get very far. You can only do one thing well at a time. Trying to gain muscle while losing fat will result in failure.

Get to 10% bodyfat first while lifting weights heavy 3x a week with reduced volume. Two weeks maintenance. Bulk up slowly (1 lb weight gain per week max), focus on getting stronger, measure body composition changes often.
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