Lesson 1: Hey Cabbie, how do you get to Carnegie Hall?
“Practice, practice, practice”
The things we’re working on in class tend to get pretty technical, especially when we’re working with more advanced movements like a kb snatch. Extension, hips, knees, up on toes, shrug, sink under, relative bell height… At a certain point, the information is there in a cerebral way, but it’s just stuck up there in the brain and won’t make that transition into physical knowledge. The brain knows it but won’t share with the body. That’s when repetition and practice comes in. Sometimes it pays to just shut the brain down and rep it out for a while. Practice, practice, practice until the body begins to fatigue. At the point you don’t have the strength to cheat your way through the movement anymore, the body takes what it remembers from the instructions and starts to connect them to the real world movement.
A lot of times we don’t want to do something until we know how to do it “right.” I think we get lost in that. At a certain point, we just have to perform and allow the body to find its own path to technical proficiency.
Lesson 2: A 20 minute jog isn’t always just a 20 minute jog, especially when there’s a 50# sandbag involved!
Great job everybody.
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