What was my insight: painstaking and “tearing the butt”, overcoming a large difference in complexity is not effective. To train twice a week, scaring the crap out of me, is not effective.
I prefer to move a little, but every day. From simple to complex. Due to the power of small, understandable changes.
Got stuck? Can’t you do the exercise?
1️⃣ Break a complex element into 10 simple, preparatory ones.
There are thousands of lead-up exercises in gymnastics for any level of difficulty.
I wrote about it here
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. Keep moving ahead.
2️⃣ Take your time. Repeat the training session.
You will gain more experience by repeating the same exercises for several days running. Even if it seems to you that you are marking time, the brain is actively learning, it crystallizes the technique. What is crucial: keep moving.
Feeling fatigued? Have any unforeseen events piled up?
I know. It happens. For example, last night in Ukraine, in Lviv, there were 3 air raid alerts. Sleep time was shorter. The dream was superficial + psychological pressure.
3️⃣ Use the plan of minimum
Just do your warming-up. Move 10 minutes in pleasure. Such a mini-training, as saving in computer games, will help to fix the accumulated progress. The most relevant is that it will support the habit of daily training. What is crucial: keep moving.
4️⃣ Take a preparatory program.
Yes, you may appear to have overestimated your strength. Rarely, but it happens. In this case, I use the program of one level easier. Such a program will facilitate to strengthen the weaknesses and prepare for the re-entry into the circle. What is crucial: keep moving.
5️⃣ Use recreation – a change of activity. Leisure time.
Use the allocated time for training with less usual activities, e.g. badminton, swimming, ping-pong, football, kayak, walking, etc. Magic will happen during outdoor activities, the brain will digest previous experiences, form new neural connections – and your coordination will improve. Muscles will be filled with energy for a second attempt, and everything will work out on the next workout. What is crucial: keep moving.
Change the approach to achieving the goal, but not the goal itself.