Many years ago I attended U.S. Army Air Assault School. One of the many things I learned there was how to rapell from a helicopter.

One thing they stressed was bounding back away from the helicopter’s skid, which you stand on before rapelling.

Sometimes you hear a clunk sound when a soldier didn’t execute his technique and ended hitting his head on the skid.

It doesn’t necessarily mean he got injured, but he knows he better get it right next time.

No room for slop!

Technique matters a lot.

The same goes for training in the gym.

You can do a barbell clean incorrectly and you’ll hear or feel a clunk as it hits you under the chin.

Another example is swinging a mace or club and misjudging your clearance and hitting yourself in the head.

Once again neither of these examples means you should just give up and quit.

So you made a mistake, big deal, nobody died.

So suck it up and move on. Just do it right next time.

Years ago John Maxwell wrote a book called “Failing Forward”.

I always like that title and philosophy.

You’re human and humans make mistakes.

Learn from them and do your best not to repeat them.

One of the best ways learn and train is to have an experienced coach.

A second set of eyeballs on your technique makes a big difference.

Call or text me at (941)228-8341 to get your free week of training.

Published by ironcave1

I was the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility, which closed on May 31, 2022 after almost 12 years. My full focus is now on bringing our steelclub and mace training called Mace Fit out to the public. Follow us at http://macefit.com and @2slingsteel.

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