The Human History of War Fighting Distilled into One Word

Maybe no one has a more important body of work in the realm of military strategy and history than B.H. Liddell Hart. His renowned text, Strategy, combs through classic conflicts from Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Wars through World War II.

I’ll save you tons of reading and cut to his most universal and profound point.

Across the volumes of history, Hart says, “the principles of war… can be condensed into a single word – ‘concentration.’”

Now, surely the word implies quite a bit from concentration as focus on mission, purpose, and aim, but also concentration of resources, maneuvered, and planning campaigns. In any case, “concentration” invites less of the what and more of the how

You might not be at war, but surely you’re deploying some essence of concentration, albeit effectively or ineffectively. Evaluate and adjust.

9/30/22 WOD


Complete 4 rounds for quality of:

5 Strict Press
8 Single Arm DB RDL (ea)

Then, every 2 minutes for 12 minutes, complete the following:

8 Sumo Deadlifts (185/135)
1 7th Street Corner Run


Find a MAX set of Strict Pull Ups…

Complete 3 rounds for quality of: 

:20 – :45 Hand Stand Hold
10-12 Parallete Push Ups

Then, AMRAP 14

8 Handstand Push Ups
15 KB Swings (70/53)
400m Run