This was one of my happier moments this past week. Let me provide a bit of background, which may offer some insight not only into how Blair and I achieve #acro
tricks, but where a lot of my abilities originate as well. I thought to myself, I wonder if we could balance a press from an offset #h2h
into a regular extended #h2h.
In order to attempt this new idea, we had to try to find an offset low #h2h
for the first time. I had to learn how to press from a single bent arm for the first time. And Blair was learning absolutely all of it on the fly. You can tell why I would be pretty jazzed to not only pull off the skill, but to then be able to find a correction (offered by Blair!!) that I ALWAYS have trouble executing 🙌 The roundabout moral of this story is that while there are many people who teach foundations first, and believe that starting with the basics sets you up for long term success (and those folks are NOT wrong) I'm a fairly impatient person and I tend to prefer the instant gratification of experiments conducted on the fly. Even if they don't succeed, I get to learn why that approach doesn't work, which opens up at least as many doors as it closes. I get to learn 3 new skills for the price of one, and even if I don't get any of them perfect, I got to play with new things, which is significantly more rewarding for me than playing with things of old. This pattern is, for me, more sustainable, and keeps me coming back to try again. Failure isn't a deterrent - a lack of new and interesting challenges is 👍 And stay tuned for part 2 later, in which I demonstrate another bright idea that ended less successfully 😝 #fridaysareforacro #tgif #friyay #sojazzed