A phrase I am quite fond of is “if it’s important, do it every day”, from the legendary wrestling coach and US Olympic champion Dan Gable. Consistency is the secret sauce often discussed on this blog when it comes to best practices in achieving fitness / fat loss / wellness goals. Well, I’m here to tell you that consistency is also the “secret” to shoring up those glaring gaps in your game when it comes to training.
Pick a few things on your list of exercises you aren’t particularly good at or fond of, and start methodically practicing them outside of the gym. Shoot for a every day, or shoot for every time you come to the gym and once or twice a week at home. A couple of low-tech ideas to use as starting points: push ups / handstand / air squats / pull ups / planks / lunges / kettlebell swings. Keep the time commitment reasonable, say 10 minutes, and start today. Or give yourself a target number of reps to perform throughout the day. You will be amazed at how quickly your strength and skill levels improve when you expose your body to the same movements more frequently. Don’t hide from your weaknesses, actively seek to become more well rounded as an athlete and watch your progress sky-rocket.