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Explanation Elaboration

Thoughts of the week

“Explanation elaboration”


Have you at any point in time struggled to explain yourself as well or as clearly as you wanted? Explanation is defined as “a statement or account that makes something clear” and/or “a reason or justification given for an action or belief”. This skill is a very important aspect of communication (see previous blog on this) and something that can always be improved. The SEE-I method. This was originally created by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. It’s most current refinement was done by Gerald Nosich.

  • State – Initially be clear and succinct about the concept or idea in a few words as possible. E.g. “This can be defined as…”
  • Elaborate – Go into slightly more detail if necessary, being careful not to overcomplicate what you’re saying. E.g “In other words…”
  • Exemplify – Give good and bad references of what you mean. E.g. “For example…”
  • Illustrate – Find a way of making what you a re talking about more cleat through use of photo, video or charts. E.g. “This flow diagram helps to show…”

This method is simple, clear and effective. People can use it to individually express themselves and include aspects of their own personality in the process. It can be constantly practiced and improved over time. Many of the most successful people we work with have very effective and efficient ways of explaining themselves such as CEO’s of big companies, directors of sports and captains of teams. Give the above a try and see it can help you next time you’re in this position…

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Exercise of the week

Dynamic | Strength | Brace | Lateral | A-D | Progressions
  • Glute-ham bench | Isometric hold
  • Glute-ham bench | Dynamic
  • Glute-ham bench | Explosive
  • Glute-ham bench | Explosive | Weighted

Find out more about this program here

Recipe of the week

Sticky Citrus Tofu Bowl


  • Mix fresh orange juice, water, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, & cornflour together in a bowl. Whisk the ingredients so that they are fully combined/dissolved.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan, add tofu with a splash of soy sauce. Cook until the tofu has a crisp exterior.
  • Add 1 can of drained chickpeas long with the sticky citrus sauce. Cook until the sauce has thickened to the desired consistency.
  • In separate pans, cook the quinoa as directed & steam the broccoli until tender.
  • Once all of the separate parts are cooked, assemble them in a bowl and serve as in picture. Top with a swirl of siracha or other chilli sauce if desired.

Find out more about our nutrition plans here

Training song of the week

I go on – Souls

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