Sometimes we need to learn how to learn again! I often get frustrated when I can't do a move first (anything balanced based I
really struggle with!) and I see clients do the same.
It's always good to remember the concept of training age. This is the time spent training yourself and can also be broken down into the moves e.g. You have been squatting for 3 weeks but deadlifting for a day.
everyone) must start somewhere so be ready to make learning part of the journey and enjoy pushing your boundaries!
Whether referring to a physical movement, practicing or starting a new habit, each repeated attempt means you create a better foundation. Deliberate practice is dynamite.
Your first attempts with anything new physically will need to start like this. Our brains create new neural networks with every attempt, seamlessly rejecting a wrong pattern and accepting a good one. Slight caveate however is you need to be conscious of what a good move feels like.
You will hear strength coaches/ PTs talk of 'form', this is the safest, most
balanced and mechanically advantageous way to do a move. Getting coaching on good form is vital!
We've all probably seen the Four Stages of Competence: