As some of you may have noticed, the name of the blog has changed from “Kundalini Health and Performance” to “Deliberate Heath and Performance”. This has been a thought process of mine for some time now as my registered personal company is Deliberate Health and Performance. As the logo will not change and the inspiration of the goddess Kundalini ascending to a higher state of enlightenment will be a backbone of the logo and ideals, the name change was based being true to my passion and beliefs.
Deliberate Health and Performance started in a class led by Dr. David Smith at the University of Calgary. I am honored to say that I was privileged to have had lectures with Dave, and to have had him sit on my committee for my Masters defense. Any ways… he presented an article written in 2007 by Ward et. al. where it was stated, “In their original expertise approach, Simon and Chase (1973) suggested that ten years of experience were necessary for attaining expertise (see also Bryan & Harter, 1899). However, Ericsson and others have shown that experience is not a good predictor of, and is often negatively correlated with, skill level (see Ericsson, 2004, 2006; Choudrey et al., 2005). Moreover, Ericsson and Lehmann (1996) found little empirical support for innate differences predicting expert performance and claimed that rather than being a consequence of mere experience, expertise is primarily acquired through extensive involvement in deliberate practice activities (i.e., those activities specifically designed to improve performance) (Ericsson et al., 1993; Ericsson, 2006).
According to Ericsson et al. (1993), deliberate practice is related monotonically to the attainment of expertise.
And that is when it hit me. Deliberate Health and Performance. It is hard to come up with a name that stands out, that reflects your beliefs and ideals, but this was it. Hell, I am a project in deliberate practice… come on, 11 years of university in the process of attaining the knowledge that will eventually lead to world domination (or at least one person mentioning that I am good at what I do). But for me, Deliberate Health and Performance is based on the ideals that all training, every workout, and practice that my athletes and clients are prescribed are based on having a purpose with intentional results. And it has been emphasized in this blog many time, from the idea of the black box, being actually very transparent (My Simple Out Look on Crossfit) to testing (If You’re Not Testing You’re Guessing). So to those of you who have been reading the blog, and following since the beginning, THANK YOU. The blog will not change, the content will be the same, and the information will always be available for the education of you and others.