Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Learning the Ropes

Just a note on learning new skills:

Often when confronted with new movement patterns, we instinctively cut range of motion short. This leads us to believe that we are comfortable with greater loads/volume than we can handle correctly. This is especially true for difficult bodyweight exercises. Next time you are trying something new, take a step back in weight, or ask for a spot, and experience the movement first before jumping in with weight. Often just wrapping your head around the way something feels, without having to worry about load, will allow you to build stronger, more confident technique. Try it!

Above: Mike and Tess are finished with the lesson.


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