I was thinking the other day about how people are always rushing.
Rushing to the gym.
Rushing to pick the kids up.
Rushing to the meeting.
Our days are often filled to overflowing and our time is spread thin.
This mindset of surging through life at full speed affects our movements in the gym as well.
It's not always about how fast you can get from point A to point B….often times it's HOW you get there.
What I'm saying isn't rocket science. It's not innovative. It's just something we don't do and often times take for granted.
Getting 15 Deadlifts done faster than everyone else in class doesn't mean you got a good workout in.
Sometimes you need to slow it down and do it right. HOW you get the deadlifts done matters.
Rushing through Olympic lifts, just to “get them out of the way” isn't making you better.
Knowing how to kip in warm up and then throwing all that technique out the window come 3,2,1…GO! Doesn't make you a good athlete. It's practicing PERFECT form that will make you better. You will see the gains, the improvements, and the results.
Moral of the story – make sure you aren't just getting through your workouts like a Monday morning meeting. Enjoy your time. Learn. Practice it. Get better every day.