The most accomplished sports people and musicians don’t get really good at what they do by playing matches and playing songs. They do drills. Specific shots and plays, scales and chord progressions. Over and over and over again.
They do this to wire in the skills that enable them to play the matches and the songs better than anyone else.
If you want to get good at walking, you need to relearn some skills. You need to do drills.
As discussed in a previous post, walking is the most important human movement. One of the foundations of health and performance. But to get the most of out it, we have do it right.
Fortunately, we already know how to do it right. It’s just that most of us have forgotten. The neural connections are still there, we just have to dust them off and get them firing nicely again.
And, for that, we need some drills.
In Part 2 of the walking series, I give a masterclass in the most effective walking drills.
Apologies, this video is a little long. We originally intended to do a separate video for each drill, but they’re designed to be done sequentially (for best results) so we decided to give you a follow along video with all the drills together, in order.
However, you don’t need to do the whole thing straight away. Use our principles for developing movement habits, to start small and grow big. Before you know it, you’ll be walking like a pro.