The internet is exploding with information. There are more fitness sites than you can comfortably surf in the span of 40 days. You watched videos, read articles, downloaded reports, maybe you bought a program or got some sessions with a trainer, started working out and it’s not what you thought it would be.
Often times you look at yourself and think, “Why aren’t I getting it?” or “Something doesn’t feel quite right.” Imagine playing a Nintendo all of your life and someone gives you an Xbox. You understand video games, understand what a controller does, and know how to move the character left, right, up, and down.
But could you play an Xbox immediately, like you do a Nintendo? No. The concept is there, the understanding is there – but the mechanics of the controller are not. All of sudden you’re trying to move in a 3D environment and you’ve got a lot more buttons.
Equipment that’s new to you compared to dumbells and barbells, like kettlebells and steel clubs will be to you like what the Xbox is to someone who’s only played the original Nintendo. You may have done something similar in the past, but you don’t have all the mechanics you need…even if you try to emulate what you’ve done previously with dumbells and barbells.
There is a disconnect between mental understanding and mechanical ability to do, and describing it in a way you think they would understand can actually be bad for them. But, why is this? You’ve got a sound squat. You can shoulder press for days. But complex movements are getting the better of you. Snatch, Windmills, Turkish Get ups. You’re on the ground, broken, and you can’t get up. How do you fix it?