The Antifragile Athlete

I’m a little late on the bandwagon, but I finally sat down with Nassim Taleb’s bestselling book Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder earlier in the month. I’ve given the book some time to settle and it has already influenced my thoughts on training more than any of the training-related books I have read recently.


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  1. WadeAnderson
    WadeAnderson says:

    Hi Martin,
    Thanks for your thoughts. I was truly surprised to have 2 things in common with you: Our respect for Talib’s wisdom in his expressed ideas about Antifragile, and being hammer throwers. I threw at Columbia University over 25 years ago. Your training tips have made me eager to pull out my old hammer and shoes. Currently, I am a psychoanalyst and am writing on how successful psychoanalytic treatments are fundamentally Antifragile endeavors: In order to GAIN strength, you need to endure lots of little injuries over time. Best to you! I look forward to reading your posts in the future.. . WadeAndersonPhD


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