Quality over Quantity
“Quality over Quantity”
I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase used in many different situations. I believe it is especially true for physical fitness and performance. Bruce Lee once said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” In other words, the amount of time spent on one movement made that kick much more effective than had he only done it once. Too many times we see trainees and even trainers want to do a magnitude of movements instead of improving on one single movement. If you do 5 sets of 5 reps and only 2 of those reps were done correctly it not only reinforces bad technique but it can lead to injury. Master one movement first. This does not mean there is no progression or overload, quite the contrary. There are hundreds of ways to do a squat but that doesn’t mean we need to learn them all today. How long do you think it takes to learn how to do a true quality repetition? Take advantage of your time in the gym and make your movements count.