“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.” ~ Bruce Lee
Yesterday I was asked for more exciting abdominal exercises. Not more effective abdominal exercises, but more exciting ones. After two weeks of training, apparently plank variations get boring.
There are only a few strength movements we practice in the weight room: the squat and hinge (deadlift) for the lower body, and the push and pull for the upper body. Almost everything else we do is some variation of those four movements. Just four movements.
In volleyball, there are only six skills to master.
In diving, there are only six categories of dives to pick from.
And a swimmer can spend years mastering a 50-meter sprint, lasting the length of just one pool.
If the basics are boring, you’re not paying attention.