PROGRESS, ACCOUNTABILITY & REVIEW: Tracking training and practice over time is one way to observe improvement and progress. Consider the multiple disciplines that may be studied in regards to personal protection: fitness, physical defense, knife and possibly multiple firearm platforms it's difficult fitting training in for each on a regular basis let alone keep track of progress. Hard work and $$ is put into learning new skills in classes yet few people take time to document what they learn thus limiting their ability to review and retain those skills between classes or training sessions. Logging or recording workouts, training classes, seminars, range sessions and solo practice provides a means to track personal progress and other data points. Writing things down also creates accountability and provides a means to review previously learned skills. Ever wonder how some people progress faster than others? The "top performers" I know and who I model all record everything they do in an effort to constantly track progress and monitor other factors such as injury or specific skill related problems. For example, an acute injury can become chronic if a repetitive movement that irritates that area of the body isn't identified quickly. This can be difficult to identify without details to review and assess. I was suffering from medial epicondylitis of my right arm for nearly 6 months but after reviewing my training logs I realized that the volume of pull-ups I was doing in conjunction with gripping in #BJJ class was making it nearly impossible for this area to heal. Solution, reduce pull-up work and any extra grip related work. Sounds like common sense however we get used to and comfortable with routine, change is sometimes difficult and it may mean shifting focus from one area to another. I enjoy being arm barred or choked out as much as the next guy but my goal is to reduce how often that happens as quickly as possible. Logging data helps me achieve that goal and others. Study, train, practice, test and record what you do to monitor progress, keep accountable and review, retain, improve previously learned skills. #MDTS #training #studytrainpracticetest #data #applewatch
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