Re: Muscle Memory - How Many Reps
Originally Posted by Flying Crane
You can throw 500 punches a day and not be punching correctly. All points from the beginning of the punch to the end must be correct.
But think about it, what is actually involved in standing on 2 legs and walking? What systems are involved, how many muscles are required? And this did not happen over night and you didn't count reps. If you can master walking though just plain trying to walk. You will find what you are looking for through just plain training. There is no magic number, I have heard do something 2000 times, 5000 times, 10,000 time, etc. and it becomes habit but there is a rather large range there, don't worry about it, just train.
An old Chinese MA story (I Kind of remember) is a person goes to a master and asks, If I train real hard how long will it take for me to learn you system? And the Master replies, 5 years. The person says, but what if I train very hard everyday and do nothing else? The Master says 10 years.
Basically if you are too focused on the goal you cannot learn what is needed at the time.
- If you train martial arts without training deep skill, you will arrive at old age with nothing - Di Guoyong
- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'ēn
- One of the original Four Heroic Cynical Curmudgeons