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Suddenly there's more to know about practicing focus and concentration for mountain biking
Just when I think I'm up-to-date, The Huberman Lab and The Art of Manliness prod me to dig deeper
I was working on the ending of my recent post titled, Is how you approach mountain biking different from how you approach the rest of your life? when two episodes appeared in my ‘new releases’ podcast feed:
Huberman Lab podcast, Sept. 5 episode titled:
Art of Manliness podcast, Sept. 7 episode titled:
The Power of Unwavering Focus (interview with Dandapani, the book’s author by the same name.)
Of interest to me is that there seems to be some disagreement.
Huberman contends that “short behavioral practices, such as meditation and visual gaze training, will benefit your ability to focus over the long term.”
Whereas, Dandapani asserts that short daily meditation sessions for practicing focus aren’t enough to counter the pattern of thousands of daily distractions as we go about our day. He thinks we need to practice concentration by making each of our daily activities a focused practice.
I can’t imagine making such a drastic change as Dandapani suggests. I plan to experiment with Hubman’s tools.
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