Imagine if a basketball player only took random shots all over the court during each practice. How consistent do you think she or he will be when the time comes to step up to the free throw line?
Learning a new skill takes hard work, repetition and… PRACTICE! As you learn new skills related to strength training (or even refine certain skills if you’re a seasoned vet!), it is important to stick with the plan that has been developed for you.
Do we need to vary our workouts and stimuli every once and awhile? Of course! Our body makes physiological adaptations to certain stimuli, so it’s good to mix things up from time to time. That’s not what we’re talking about here. We are talking about sticking with the training plans at Dragonfly Fitness & Training (or wherever you may be training). Our job as coaches is to challenge you with smart and progressive training… not to crush you with random, made up “stuff” only designed to make you feel tired or sore.
Often times, training sessions remind me of the Bruce Lee quote: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” That’s our objective as coaches. We want to see you practice and master basic, compound movements. And… as we work to master these movements, we begin to do those ordinary things extraordinarily well.