Peak Performance Tip – Focus On Skill

focus on skillSkill is a huge part of fitness. A lot of people literally avoid certainly activities or movements that they’re not skilful at, putting it down to coordination or balance.  They opt instead for a movement that they can do, rather than get caught up in the uncoordinated movement of an unfamiliar exercise. The reality is that if the exercise is any basic skill, it should be practiced and mastered, as skill, balance and coordination are a big part of fitness. How many extremely coordinated and skilful people are unfit and over weight? How many unfit overweight people are amazingly skilful with great balance? Skill = fitness.

A higher level of efficiency, or skill, in an activity means you can do more of that activity (e.g. running) with less effort or energy wasted.  An uncoordinated person expends huge amounts of energy jogging compared to an avid proficient runner who’s jogging at the same pace. If you’re able to do more, then generally you will and you end up putting in more time/distance/volume in running. It’s the same with resistance or sport specific movements or even general daily activity.

Skill = fitness and quality of life.  Focus on the skill of movement.

By | 2013-12-08T12:25:28+00:00 December 8th, 2013|Motivation, Peak Performance Tip|Comments Off on Peak Performance Tip – Focus On Skill

About the Author:

Luke Dimasi is an experienced Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer and has been working and studying in the industry for over 9 years. During the completion of a bachelor’s degree at the University of W.A. he personally trained many clients of various walks of life from the mainstream weight loss populace to sports specific and wheel-chair bound clientele. Luke also spent 4 years in management including a State Personal Training Managing role in one of WA’s largest health chains. He has a Master Practitioners qualification in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Neuro Semantics and works one on one with clients aiming to improve their current conditions on anything from un-resourceful beliefs and emotions to setting positive frames of mind on various aspects of life.