Teaching my ever hard working Tuesday morning class last week it could have been misconstrued as your usual practice day, where Coach encourages members to move with precision and quality with the usual practice makes perfect mentality.
Every so often in this job you receive a little bit of magic when you’re least expecting it. It’s fair to say that most of our 6am crew are the alert people that take to mornings like fish to water. One of our great members, John Bonomo, semi interrupted my explanation of a practice day with the words, actually Perfect practice makes perfect.
These moments in a coaches life, are lightbulb moments where you see that all your hard work and the arguments that go on behind the scenes in order to create a world class facility, are worth it.
So why does “Perfect Practice make Perfect?”
A close relative of mine once said.
“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
In my opinion, the best word to describe what we are looking for in the athletes of Perpetua is virtuosity, the ability to demonstrate great technical skill. Once a movement has become virtuous, the intensity or the load can be increased. If the movement becomes ugly, then the load should decrease until virtuosity at that load is achieved once again.
If you can master the art of virtuosity within fitness, you will reap the benefits of a well designed programme for years to come.
This is Perfect Practice.