We were talking about evolution, exercise and how humans best move and function. Then he dropped this little pearl of wisdom… “strength is the enemy of speed’. I had to stop and think about it and it’s true. If an arm is super muscly and massive it will move much slower than a lean and nimble arm. Likewise, a super strong military tank will sluggishly creep across the ground but a sports car will fly by because it is not weighed down by ‘strength’.
It is a super simple idea but I really the way it broken down entirely.
It made me think… I want to get strong but not too strong. I want to be fast and agile but not at the expense of strength. We’ve all got to find sweet spot in the middle.