Specificity in Communication: a Superpower

Like anything, when it comes to asking questions, there’s the good, bad, and everything in between. One specific thing you can steal from me today is a simple observation:

The quality of the answer you get is directly correlated to the quality of the question you ask. 

In most cases, the quality (or lack thereof) in question comes down to specificity. Asking vague questions gets you vague answers and we rarely want vague answers. While I’m not a parent and am confident this is easier said than done, the point remains. What exactly is one expecting from the archetypical question to the child driving home from school, “So, how was school?” 


That’s what I’d say, too. But, you might get a different, more specific, more interesting answer if you asked questions like, “what was the funniest thing that happened today?” or “who had the best outfit on in class?”. Furthermore, once a conversation is started, you might actually learn “how school was today”. 

Try to be 30% more specific in your language and see what comes of it!

7/27/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
4 Staggered Stance Strict KB Stability Press (ea)
10 DB Pullovers
40 Yard KB Front Rack Carry

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
In :60
5 Snatch Grip Deadlifts (185/135)
Max Wall Balls (20/12)
-Rest 2 Min-



Complete 2 rounds for quality of:
15 Tempo Banded Trunk Rotations (40X1) – Left
15 Tempo Banded Trunk Rotations (40X1) – Right
10 Med Ball Knee-Knee-Throw to Sit Up Series

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:
4-6 Weight Strict Chin Ups
10 Incline DB Bench Presses
7/7/7 DB Biceps Series

Then, with a partner, AMRAP 8
Partner A: 10/8 Cal Assault Bike
Partner B: Max DB Man Makers (45/25)