Mid Life Athlete

S2E7 Don't “Just Do It” Nike-style, thinking is part of it too

December 16, 2021 Jason Smith & Greg Ryan Season 2 Episode 7
Mid Life Athlete
S2E7 Don't “Just Do It” Nike-style, thinking is part of it too
Show Notes

As Greg says at the start of this episode, we never thought  we'd be chatting to a philosopher on Mid Life Athlete, but here we are chatting to Josh Habgood-Coote, who is a research fellow at the Grounds Project at Leeds University School of Philosophy.

Josh wrote an article for Aeon magazine on how Gilbert Ryle's philosophy of mind could help athletes coach themselves to improve by thinking about what and how  they are doing exercise, rather than simply doing it.  Here's the article for reference:  https://aeon.co/essays/dont-just-do-it-think-it-too-on-learning-with-gilbert-ryle

The technique is relevant for athletes learning new techniques and as Greg pointed out particularly useful for athletes during rehab.

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