Friday, October 16, 2009

Why it's Important to always be working on Form

You always hear and read about focusing on technique in order to improve. It all seems to make sense. However, it can get a little discouraging as you work tirelessly trying to perfect technique, only to see minor gains in improved performance.
It is so important to stay the course and be as consistent as possible. Recent research has shown that it takes 20,000-50,000 repetitions of proper movement in order to correct an inefficiency and instill the good form. It's very hard for most of us Type A personalities, that want instant gratification, to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. One has to be willing to put in the time and trust the process. However, it's critical that the drills and technique work are being practiced properly. The old saying perfect practice makes perfect needs to be the constant mantra. If possible, having knowledgeable, experienced support around to reinforce or correct technique is extremely important. At the end of the day, one needs to remember that it's all about the journey. Enjoy the ride.

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