It's funny as with most clients who want to rush ahead and progress often faster than they are ready to, Martin is the other way round when it comes to his Bar Muscle Ups and his Butterfly pull ups.
He actually strives for excellence..and sometimes perfection haha. I know that feeling.
His strength base for these two movements are there already from day one of working with him. There are some kinks in skill/technique to improve but this will come with time and repetition.
There's a time to test...and a time to drill quality and technique. I have to actually push Martin to test his boundary on his Bar Muscle Ups and Butterfly's sometimes.
As Rob Orlando (former CrossFit Games Athlete) once said when you push new boundaries, your technique will not always be perfect. Sometimes you will crash the car. That's fine when safety isn't compromised.
What it brings is a new limit that ultimately allows your sub maximal efforts to be, for example, heavier weights or more reps for less effort. So if your Bar Muscle Up max reps have gone from 4...to 8 reps in a few weeks that has a transfer of ability. Soon sets of 4 become comfortable.
Your new PB's will rarely feel great or with perfect form. So when you are asked to test..this is when you need to dig deep..bring some controlled aggression and desire.
As a coach its trying to get that client out of their own way..and apply..minus overthinking. So what if we crash the car...we then go back to the main grind..the drills..the strength work..the refining and your normal training. Till we test again. Know when to push..and when to hold back.
This applies to people whether the goal is skills for a competitive CrossFitter, or deciding whether to adopt a new practice for their nutrition and composition goals....or even the tentative step to working with a trainer like me haha!
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