Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Motor Skill Development

At first when I saw this, I thought it was funny, but as it progressed I saw that he did a pretty good job of explaining why it is harder to teach college level athletes to do the olympic lifts. He identifies the problem...if one doesn't learn the lifts at a young age, then it will require starting with light weights and retooling the nervous system and flexibility. Many times the egos of both the coaches and the athletes will not allow such a "step back in order to move forward". Of course the best scenerio is have a good coach and to learn the lifts at a young and pliable age. If that hasn't been your lot, then do yourself a favor and take a short step back to reprogram your body. In the long run you will be better than ever.

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