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May 3, 2010 – Gadd Proposes Minimum Threshold Strength Standards

In an interesting new article, Will Gadd expands on the theories Malcolm Gladwell originally put forward in his book, Outliers. Gladwell proposes that high levels of success in any field are achieved by practicing a specific task for approximately 10 000 hours.

May 3, 2010 – Gadd Proposes Minimum Threshold Strength Standards

In an interesting new article, Will Gadd expands on the theories Malcolm Gladwell originally put forward in his book, Outliers. Gladwell proposes that high levels of success in any field are achieved by practicing a specific task for approximately 10 000 hours. While Gadd agrees with this idea, he believes that there is also a minimum threshold strength necessary for excelling in any sport and without this minimum, it is unlikely that athletes will reach the elite standards. Gadd expands on this idea by listing minimum threshold strength standards for climbing as well as other outdoor sports. More details here.