One thing we LOVE about the fitness industry these days is that people (coaches and fitness enthusiasts) are researching, learning, understanding movement to become better teachers and movers.
This may come from seminars and courses or reading articles and watching tutorials. Most of us have been there, reading every article, watching every YouTube clip from each and every specialist.
At Dalecki Strength we strive to keep our bodies as strong, mobile and healthy as possible. This comes first before any trick or skill. In our opinion, if we’re going to push and challenge our bodies through intense training and test the limits the first thing we should do is show our bodies a little respect.
What this means is, preparing your body in the best way you know how.
1. Understanding where your limitations and weaknesses are e.g. if you have tight shoulders, seek help and guidance, learn how to improve your mobility and stability in end range.
2. Following progressions and always doing the basics e.g. core work and drills...this is the stuff the makes you move better
3. When you learn a new skill, keep on developing it until it’s as efficient and close to perfect as possible. NEVER accept poor movement standards from yourself. You’re better than that.
It always great to see people get their first skill but it’s disappointing to see people celebrate terrible and dangerous movement. Unfortunately, you see a lot of this on social media, people proud of their knee to the floor snatch or the chicken wing MU again and again. Respecting your body means sometimes taking a step back to perfect movement. This can be hard, often it may mean to stop practicing the skill, focusing on drills. Let us tell you...it will be so worth it! When you perform smooth efficient movement without pain, your potential will skyrocket.
Ready to take action? Find out more about our Gymnastics Squad Term starting April 16th.