Practice is a dedicated progression toward the attainment of a skill. We have to practice daily, meaning setting aside some dedicated time, towards the skill. Practice is how we develop 4 (agility, balance, coordination and accuracy) of our 10 General Physical Skills.
Sometimes, I see folks getting so frustrated with themselves because they're not gaining competency fast enough. Practice is what will help you gain competency. It's the accumulation of daily practice that makes you better at something. It's fun when we have a big break through and we finally get it. But that breakthrough was only possible because you practiced.
I have always wanted to be naturally good at a sport. When I was a little girl it was gymnastics, then diving and rowing in high school, marksmanship in the Marines, rowing in college, and Olympic Weightlifting in my 40s. I always wanted to be that athlete that just "gets it." I wish I could go back to my younger self and let her know that the daily practice will impact my life in a way more positive way than "just getting it."
Practice develops motor pathways and creates neurological pathways, and is just as important, if not more so, as training. I encourage you all to develop a daily practice, it could be drills, progressions, whatever, that keeps you regularly working on a skill. Practice teaches patience, perseverance, intestinal fortitude and humility. You're going to get plenty of opportunity today to practice to practice inversions and holds. Good luck and have fun!
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