Characteristic Problems, Part 4

Some of the briefly discussed problems entail follow-up difficulties. These are not always directly observable. The blog is mainly about motor control, but in this example, the result of not properly designed movements is discussed. The problems presented thus far tend to frustrate you. Nevertheless, the frustration can be transferred into training if the problems persist. The training is made more difficult mentally. Your own attitude changes to an inner rejection of the lessons, whether in total or in part. A fundamental condition for developing suitable strategies is finding causality in your analysis. A great number of individual effects can hide behind visible processes. An uncertainty remains if these effects are not determined in detail.

Consider one of the previously discussed characteristic problems. What happens if you confront your coach with these things? Perhaps an unpleasant situation arises for both of you, depending on their knowledge and how you address the problems. Parts of the problems can be resolved by trial and error or by experience. Other things can go deeper. The seemingly random effects cannot be sorted properly (“Didn’t work today, out of form today, will soon be better, just work on it…”). The situation changes with a recurrent appearance. The coach teaches the movement and feels justified to practice it even more due his student´s failure (“The knot will certainly unravel sometime…”).But eventually, due to the failures, the student will reject the movement. Repeated questioning can be considered disrespectful or inappropriate. How can you break the cycle? No one is acting irrationally. The coach might have had success with the movement. The student just can´t get beyond the attempt. As a result, a deep lack of confidence in this movement can occur.

You can take a look at the problem with rudimentary tools of motor control. The problem can be narrowed if you have the possibility for analysis. It is already enough not to satisfy certain boundary conditions or when stress is added to the cocktail. Eventually, it may come out that both parties are right. Sometimes, it suffices when the focal point is improperly communicated. Pictures in your mind may already initiate other movements by adjusting the commands that are being sent to some muscles (internal movement representation as a “guide”). But these aren’t necessarily visible from the outside. A lot of problems emerge if these are not recognized as a must.

The post was published 24. November 2013 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .