by: Brandon Richey–Get Free Updates And Training Guides Here
How To Master Any Physical Skill…
So we’ve all been in a place where we wanted to master some sort of physical skill. I mean whether it involved hitting a baseball, shooting a basketball into a hoop, or being able to perform a heavy squat during a powerlifting meet we’ve all wanted to master some sort of physical skill for a specific purpose. Today I’m going to talk about how we can work to master most any physical skill.
Introducing The SAID Principle…
The SAID Principle is basically an acronym that stands for Specific Adaptations To Imposed Demands. Essentially this just means that the body will adapt specifically to the demands that are placed on it. Hence, to get better at a specific skill or task we must practice that skill or task. Allow me to elaborate a bit further!
As you can see this makes perfect sense, right? Now as I pointed out other physical attributes such as working to develop more total body strength and power will certainly add to the act of building speed, or helping you with your golf game, but those things are not going to replace the specific practice of those specific sport skills.
Now having said that I will point out that I do personally believe that most athletes will hit a point of diminishing returns when trying to master a particular skill. In other words, I don’t care how much time you spend in the batting cage you will eventually reach a particular level of “optimal” performance and you will NOT exceed that level after a certain point. I mean this is just a harsh reality.
Now as athletes none of us like to think that way, but it’s simply the truth otherwise baseball players would bat a perfect 1.000, or golfers would score an 18 for every game! Sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. Now this is also assuming that these athletes do play a full season or engage in a normal active career.
Because of this it’s important for us to recognize that we must be efficient in multiple skills which are associated with our relative sport or hobby. In other words, to be the best baseball player doesn’t necessarily equate to being the best hitter. It also means that we must be good fielders, we must be agile, and also able to throw the ball well. As a result it’s important to stress building on other areas of our performance to be more well rounded within the realm of our sport or hobby.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and if so please post up in the comment section below. Keep training smart.