Interpreting Performance: Right Brain vs. Left Brain

My friend, Carl Paoli, coined this profound statement: true performance can only be measured by feel. I like Carl. I didn’t like the statement. My left brain logic didn’t love handing so much credit over to the feeling of performance. 

How do we interpret our performances? 

Part of his case is that you can hit all the metrics of success as a performer and still feel that you’re off. Conversely, you can experience objective failure in a sport environment but know that you’ve nailed your best effort. 

So, which is it? 

I think most anyone would benefit from getting more intimate with our perception and awareness of ourselves and, ultimately, our performances. While we can argue back and forth about the semantics of language, I have yet to find someone who wouldn’t benefit from Carl’s claim. 

What say you?

2/23/24 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 5 rounds of the following:
5 Push Press

2 Rounds of a strict press drop set

Complete 5 Rounds for time:
15 DB Front Squats(50/35)
15 KB Swings (71/53)
Bull Run



Tempo Zombie Squat (53X1)

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
10 Paused Yates Rows
10 Bear Position Pull Throughs

Then, AMRAP 9
10 Slam Balls
30 KB Swings (70/53)
250m Row