What does it mean when you hear strength is a skill? This quote, originally from Pavel Tsatsouline, changed how I viewed strength.
That had never happened before, and it instantly opened my eyes to a new way of seeing strength.
Still, technique is only part of the subject. When you truly understand strength as a skill you realize a few more things:
Endurance is a skill. Flexibility is a skill. Mobility is a skill.
ALL athletic movements have a skill component to them.
There is technique, there is skill, behind everything you do…whether you realize it or not.
When you do realize it, this, in turn, changes how you approach your workouts. It must shift from “working out” to “training” or “practicing.”
Treating strength as a skill is how I’ve accomplished the various things I’ve accomplished.
So stop thinking about doing workouts and start practicing.
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