4 Tips to Bust Out of a Training Rut

Eric Primm has some nice tips on how to break out of a rut. It’s funny, I use all of these ways and more, but I use different ones for my martial arts than I do for, say, my songwriting…

Ever get stuck on a technique or a drill? I do. Ever feel like you’re just not getting better? Well, you might be in a rut. These tips can help you revive your training.

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1.) Quit multi-tasking

Each art has so many parts to learn, to polish, and to perfect. Often we’re learning more than one thing at a time. For example, we could be learning jab, cross, hook, and upper cut. If we’re struggling with our hooks, we should drop the other three punches and focus on the hooks. Multi-tasking divides our attention and short term memory. It’s possible that the details of each move can blend into the other moves. Take the time to focus on your rut, and when you decide to train it, separate it from your other studies.

2.) Break it down to component parts

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This is where you take the move and subdivide it…

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