Ancient yet timely … Training matters!

“We do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

Archilochus, Greek Soldier & Poet, 650 B.C.

Most of us have missed the mark, whether a first place medal or a high scholarly grade for the classic reason cited by this prescient Greek. 

I remember that the superb Pittsburgh Steelers coach thought that Sunday prime time performances were merely the icing on the cake for weeks of summer camp and pre-game training sweat.

And Coach John wooden offered, “Never mistake activity for achievement” among his many invaluable lessons for character.


Here’s to training very hard to “fall” to a VERY high level of achievement.  Thank You, ancient poet and 20th century Coaches!


About defpersonaltrainer

Elite Masters rower, Master Fitness trainer, a Baby KaBoomer whom advocates wellness through toe-to-temple activities like a sport well-oared.
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