Slowly Starting from Scratch

Slowly Starting from Scratch

One of the cool things about working with kids is they don’t have bunch of bad movement patters engrained. Most kids, unless they’ve done a lot of sitting or carrying heavy back packs can move pretty well if asked to do so.  It’s like I get to start from scratch when I’m coaching them.

If you’ve even taken the time to watch a baby crawl, sit, pick up anything or learn to walk it’s pretty much flawless. Well, except when they fall, but that’s what happens when you are learning something new, occasionally you will fall.

Now lets talk about the slow. When I work with my kids I often ask them to slow down, not much different than when I’m coaching adults. Usually if things are done slower they are usually done better. You simply have more time to think about all the things you need to do.  And most things are a little easier when done slow. You can break down the movement to the basics and see if you are missing any mobility and or strength. Knowing this will allow you to build better movement.

I encourage all of you next time you go to a practice day to enter with a clear head. You could pretend you don’t know anything about the movement and try to forget any old habits (easier said than done). I challenge you and see what happens.  Anyway, why would you want to rush something you enjoy?


 

Today’s Workout
Competition

“Franklin Hill”
6 on the 6:00

And Coming Friday
Practice

A) QAMRAP 15
     30sec Handstand hold
     15 Box jumps (24/20)
     15 Overhead squats (45-50%)

B) 8 RFQ on the 2:00
     50 Double unders
     2 Front squats (80-85%)
–1min cap–

 

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