Cincinnati Women's Volleyball news

Monday, May 3, 2010

Less is More

LESS IS MORE ... This is a 19th century proverbial phrase. It was first found in print in Andrea del Sarto, 1855, a poem by Robert Browning:

Who strive - you don't know how the others strive
To paint a little thing like that you smeared
Carelessly passing with your robes afloat,-
Yet do much less, so much less, Someone says,
(I know his name, no matter) - so much less!
Well, less is more, Lucrezia.

The phrase is often associated with the architect and furniture designer Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (1886-1969), one of the founders of modern architecture and a proponent of simplicity of style.

At this point in our season, the phrase "Less is More" very much applies. We have the team for only 8 hours per week (as opposed to the 20 hrs/week in the fall season). Only 2 of those hours are in the gym, with the remaining 6 hours in the weight room/team meetings/film/etc. With our short training time, we are maximizing our focus on training skill and technique. It is very important that the athletes are very mindful when they are training, as the time is limited.

So far this season, the team has done a phenomenal job training and remaining focused on the task at hand. We want to make sure that they are getting faster and stronger in the weight room, but to do this properly and without injury, we'll always need their focus.

Our Spring Season has come to a close and we are preparing for our trip to Brazil this June ... there we will have up-to-date blogs, so come back to see us!!

Go Bearcats!!