Coach - Just watched your thib army vids and re-read your neurotype articles. Epic stuff, really.
A few q’s:
Neurotype permeability - Does neurotype dominance change when personality or lifestyle (which in turn changes personality) changes? Does neurotype change when a certain training is emphasized (i.e. a 2b type thinks 1a style of training is the best and does it for months/years…does he effectively become 2b?)
The type 3 video got me thinking about marathon runners and many finance/business (analytical) types. They all tend to be skinny fattish and love to run marathons (some of that may be 2a people pleaser/social strutting behavior) and are great at planning and must feel the need to be in control. They also would be caught dead if they ever did snatch grip high pulls or 3 reps lol!
Coincidentally, being in tokyo now, Japanese culture trains everyone to be more reserved and, at least in public, all steer away from “alpha” type 1a/1b or even people pleasing/chariasmatic 2a/2b behavior. And aside from a few golds gym types, everyone generally uses very light weight and high reps. And majority men are small/less muscular (at least vs. western guys).
Would changing cultural cues (think south america, Brazil people are much more expressive, extroverted and i think generally more muscular bodies) and personality (goign from loser to winner, beta to alpha, or vice versa) affect neurotype -> hormones -> physiology?
I just thought this was very amusing. Physiologically, I am less muscular here than back when i was in california lol
- How can we really tell if a neurotype is not working for us? Vs. just adapating or even ignoring the negative consequences?
For me as example, I have gone from grinding, heavy pin lifts (1a style) to explosive/stretch reflex (1b style) to mix/match like layers (2a) to more bodbuilding stufff/squeeze (2b) and all of them have worked for me. I would say if I were motivated I could stick to any of these for awhile and not really feel “burned out”, though the very high rep stuff might bore me after awhile. I am looking at your GVT adapted to neurotype article and i can tell the 1a, 1b and 2a templates all are quite appealing to me (1a perhaps most so, but I don’t know if that’s actually my neurotype or just what I prefer if that makes sense)…
Grip test? Morning brain fog/sleep etc., general health indicators? What should we look for to see warning signs that a certain training might not fit our neurotype and therefore exceed our recovery capacity?
Neurotype and phenotypical expressoin -> do certain physiques/movement/gaits correspond with neurotypes? Silly enough, depending on my mood/how I posture or pose or move around, it actually impacts my perofrmance and preference for the workout at hand (music/environment effects this). Do 1a/1b tend to have the best “tone” because of their neuro? Do 3a’s tend to be the most ectromphic and 2bs most “Mesomorphic” structure? Curious about neurotype & phenotype connection.
Interestingly, neurocharge workouts are all primarily explsoive (1b type) and that was recommended as a way to rechrage neural batteries for all types. Curious why 2a/2b and 3 for example, would not use a neural chatge workout more fitting their neurotype (maybe bodyweight constant tension, yoga or martial arts for variety, etc)
Thank you. And look fwd to the cert courses…