Slow down to control yourself better

TortoiseIt’s no secret, we live in a fast, fast-paced world. Everything in the electronic/i nformation age seems to happen in an instant: instant messaging, Instagram, etc,…

But is faster always better?
“Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.” … Is an expression found in the ancient martial arts and the modern military. And for many of us, it’s a lost practice.

Going slow has much value: It builds precision, accuracy, motor control, and mindfulness.
For example, do you rush through your breathing?   Take time to breathe easy and comfortable where you can slow down and just focus on breathing itself. Try it for 10 minutes.

Neck nods are another reset most people rush through. Remember, head control is essential for proper balance, posture, and coordination. Move your head up and down or side to side slowly and fluidly and control it. Also lead with your eyes.

This will carry over to increased control, and increased strength in your regular fitness exercises. The stronger your foundation, the stronger or the greater the strength potential for the rest of your body. Challenge yourself to perform your resets slowly-y-y for the next 30 days and see what happens.

Source: Original Strength