Wednesday Form: Form…an uphill battle.
The emphasis on “good form” has been described in many fine ways (and cued very well at CF), but maybe none better than how Glasman of CrossFit puts it in his article “Fundamentals, Virtuosity, and Mastery.” He uses a gymnast analogy stating that the score of a routine would include originality, risk, and, virtuosity. The latter being the most important…and as he defines it, “performing the common uncommonly well.”
Unfortunately, he notes, novices will hurry to originality and risk…attempting exercises, techniques, movements that they can’t handle.
“The novice’s curse is manifested as excessive adornment, silly creativity, weak fundamentals and, ultimately, marked lack of virtuosity and delayed mastery.” (Glasman, G.)
Your form challenge is to return to fundamentals. Take those 8-10 basic, common exercises and movements…and do them uncommonly well.
Hit it, Maestro!