Practice doesn’t make perfect but perfect practice does

How much you lift doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to lift properly

Where do we start when it comes to training options, styles and technique. At the end of the day it’s important you find something that works for you and gets results while being injury free. I can only base my opinion on what I’ve experienced and learned through plenty of trial and error. ⠀

My high school football coach used to drill into us that, “practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.”

To this day I still think of what he said and why he said it. Let’s for this instance take a golf swing. If you have a beautiful swing but can’t ever hit it straight… then why keep practising that swing? If you learn how to swing at the ball and hit it straight, then that’s something worth practising and fine tuning. ⠀

This same application needs to be applied when looking at training. Learn how to do basic movements correctly before making progressions. I see time and time again people lifting huge amounts of weight with no real idea on how to stimulate a particular muscle. ⠀

Develop good technique including mind muscle connection, then look at other ways you can add intensity. Poor technique will only lead to muscle imbalances and ultimately injury. Certainly learn to lift heavy things, but learn how to do it the right way. Avoid injury and set a solid foundation to then pour the concrete. I’ll never stop learning and fine tuning my technique. All to improve my ability to give clients the best possible outcome while being injury free. ⠀

“Perfect Practice Makes Perfect”⠀

Adam | Total Sports Nutrition ⠀

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