The Power Of Going Rogue
Have you ever wondered why some people catapult to greatness while others labour in mediocrity?
If you ask me… one big reason is that great people live life entirely on their own terms whereas others live a life others have created from them
The poor chump working a nine to five he hates – lives someone else life
The sad sucker who wakes up every day and reports to a boss – lives someone else’s life
The man who bounds out of bed, ready to leave his imprint on the world – he lives life on his own terms, he has mastered the art of going rogue
If you look up the term rogue in the dictionary it is rife with negative implications. The dictionary I found during my speedy Google seasrch, defined it as something which is large, destructive, anomalous or unpredictable
But if you delve a little bit deeper there is second, postive definition of the word which lends great power when it is used in the right context
This second definition describes going rogue as operating outside of normal and desirable terms.
Take a moment to think about what that means – Traditionally fitting in and operating within the perscribe norm guarantes a life free from danger and all disturbances
The flip side to that argument is that a life free from any sort of danger also leads to a existence mired in mediocrity, devoid of passion.
Every great man who has ever walked this earth is keenly aware of this, it’s the driving force for them to shake shit up and leave an indelible mark before their time comes to pass
The good news is, regardless of your station in life you can make the choice to go rogue and start living life on your own terms.
About a decade ago I was introduced to a coach who’d made this exact decision
Like everyone else in his profession, he too had spent countless hours scouring through literature about training.
ButThe thing which seperated him was a willingness to question all that he had read rather than blindly accept it as gospel ( <== valuable lesson)
The more he questioned what he was reading, the less it resonated with his definition of what was needed to become a stronger fitter athlete. This eventually drobve him to conclude that maybe there was better way to bring about positive changes in the strength and conditioning of athletes and lifters
This coach went on to create a new style of training called Crossfit, it was the first largely recognized system of training where the athlete progressed by increasing density of training within a given period of time
As news of his new approach to training travelled more and more athletes adopted his style of training, within a number of years Crossfit became a cultural phenomenon
And though it’s become a house-hold name Crossfit continues to recieve a great deal of criticism.
It’s detractors believe it’s simplistic approach to progression and reliance on high volume parameters are too dangerous to yield long term results – without exposing athletes to the potential for injury.
For years these criticisms were lobbied without any alternatives or solutions being proposed
Finally… after many, many years a young coach out of NY (Rob Saluver) has stepped up to the plate and put some structure to the Crossfit model of training
He has titled his solution Bossfit and though these is no research on the long term implications of the changes made to the system..
I think it’s safe to say it is a right step in bringing order to a program known for being chaotic
For more info about Rob’s Bossfit program check out the link below
Till next time
Go Big or Go Home