Motor Memory

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When you perform a physical task over and over again over a long period of time, your brain stores the series of neurological signals so that you can perform the task without consciously thinking about it. We understand this as “Muscle Memory”. That’s why you can text and talk at the same time. That’s how we learn to play instruments (like yesterday’s post). That’s how we can drive to work while half-asleep. The same thing is applied to how we CrossFit.

An article from the New York Post suggests that performing physical activity immediately after learning a new skill helps your brain store that Motor Memory. This is a great way to help teach yourself the skills that are particularly demanding on coordination and balance. So, the second you get your first double under, go run 800 Meters!

TODAY: THURS, DEC 19, 2013

FOR TIME:

  • 30 KETTLEBELL SQUAT CLEANS 53/35
  • 5 BURPEES OVER KETTLEBELL
  • 2 ROPE CLIMBS
  • 25 KETTLEBELL SQUAT CLEANS
  • 5 BURPEES OVER KETTLEBELL
  • 2 ROPE CLIMBS
  • 20 KETTLEBELL SQUAT CLEANS
  • 5 BURPEES OVER KETTLEBELL
  • 2 ROPE CLIMBS
  • 15 KETTLEBELL SQUAT CLEANS
  • 5 BURPEES OVER KETTLEBELL
  • 2 ROPE CLIMBS
  • 10 KETTLEBELL SQUAT CLEANS
  • 5 BURPEES OVER KETTLEBELL
  • 2 ROPE CLIMBS
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2 Responses to Motor Memory

  1. Rae says:

    Wait… you can text and talk at the same time??? I clearly have more texting practice to do…

    • tassha says:

      Maybe they mean the voice texting? So you dont have to “type”. Like those of us with hands larger than a child like that feature hahahahha. Fat fingers!

      I actually dont know but your comment is hilarious

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