Theory & Practice: Form and technique in athletics
Form and technique are directly connected. One is a product, result, of the other. You have to first learn how to (technique) to do it (athletic form) in order to make it happen (proper athletic form).
Technique is a skill of doing. We produce good form when we skillfully do something. For example, we produce good running form when we run with good running technique. This applies to all sports. Furthermore this logic applies to many things in our life.
To try to emulate elite athletes’ good form without learning the technique is like trying to make a dish you tasted without getting the recipe from the chef and trying to accomplish this task by simply matching the appearance of what you had on the plate. It is not tough to predict the process and the outcome of such a process.
Good form is a direct result of good technique. So in order to have good form we must work on our technique. In order to maintain good form, we must maintain good technique.
Technique work requires focus and effort.
Good form will be an effortless outcome of that process. Simple as that.
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