Building muscle memory when they don’t even know it

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail — Part 3
July 1, 2013
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July 3, 2013

Hi All,

So I’m one of those people that puts A LOT of thought into what goes into my warm-ups and or complexes. Mostly because it’s one of those things kids do EVERYDAY, if you build something into your warm-up well, and it’s executed well, you can build a great deal of muscle memory for skills without kids even knowing it. Here are a couple thoughts.

Teaching handstands

The panel mats come out every day in my warm-up for oversplits. And I know that varies from gym to gym to gym, but it’s one of the constants with any group of team kids I’m will. That being said, there are a lot of things you can do with panel mats. So while we have them out, I usually will have them do some drills like this. 1) you already have the mats set up 2) do 4 or so every day, and the muscle memory builds up fast.

This second one is one that would be easy enough to build into an on the floor section of stretching without too much difficulty. Granted it would be easiest without the theraband (though something is lost there), but it’s still good muscle memory/conditioning to totally simple to build into a warm-up.

By the way if you are looking for therabands for your kids (they will add SO MUCH to your practice), look no further.

Train hard!

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