" When a movement is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created for that task, eventually allowing it to be performed without conscious effort "
Evolution is something that has been drilled into our DNA ever since the dawn of mankind (not mick foley). Humans beings are designed to better themselves. We are insistent to becoming better than our predecessors. We strive for success and crave competition. It's The fight your ancestors made, It's the fight that drives you to be the best and its the fight that defines us.
For a hockey player, that fight builds and builds like a fire in the depths of your stomach. Harnessed until the umpire blows that whistle.
It's strange feeling for me right now because that fire is burning in everything I do and it's driving me to push myself further then I have ever wanted to go before. I don't want to just settle for second fiddle in life be it work, pleasure or sport. I want to give everything I've got.
This was probably most evident in Tuesdays training session. I went into the session determined to win. To Show to myself I can! I can track back, I can hound an attacker, I can mark and most importantly I have the mental fortitude to do this over and over again. The most important thing you need is to adopt the right attitude to everything you do! You get out what ever you put in!
To go back to the title of this blog
" Muscle Memory " the meaning of this relates to everything in life. Work hard, and repeat. Work harder then repeat. Repetition is the father of all learning. The harder you train the easier it will become and eventually 2nd nature.
Keep the faith.
Always give your all.
No pain no gain.