So today I’m going to talk a little bit about muscle memory. If you’ve read much of this blog before you probably know that I’m a big proponent of teaching kids the right shapes from the start. I can’t remember where I read this (it’s been a couple places), that for every time you take a turn that’s “wrong” or that builds bad muscle memory, it takes 7 good turns to replace that muscle memory. That’s a lot of turns to take. So, with that in mind, here are today’s videos.
This first one is another great video by Tony Retrosi. This is something you can set up as a side station for your little ones who can’t press handstand on their own with correct shapes yet.
This second one is a side station I set up with front layouts frequently. This video just shows a static position, but you can also have kids start in a straight body position (as if taking off), and then drop back into this shape.
How do you build “good” muscle memory in your kids?
Not to worry!
The full 45 minute lecture of Bars Shaping from Pre-Team Up is now available for download, along with the full powerpoint and all of the videos!