Saturday, February 25, 2012

Skills - practice when you are not tired

The Effect of Muscle Fatigue on Position Sense in an Upper Limb Multi-joint Task

When your muscles are tired you are less able to sense where your limbs are in space.  Think of the implications of this for complex skills.  Trying to use complex skills as strengthening moves is risky.

That is why I favour big simple movements with low skill levels.  Skill conditioning is something different.  I apply this in Hillfit

1 comment:

Todd Hargrove said...

Nice find. Reminds me of something I remember hearing on one of my Feldenrkais tapes when the teacher is explaining why there are so many rests. He says: "Tired muscles can't learn anything."