Last month I wrote about the importance of finding the right cue to use to improve technique. Each athlete responds individually to technical cues, so what works for me may not work for you. But the process of coaching technique does not end once you find the right cue. As my friend Derek Evely pointed out, cue staleness is a big issue that coaches fail to deal with.
Just as the process of adaptation diminishes the effect of a particular exercise after focusing on it for a while, the effectiveness of a technical cue also wears off. After focusing one one technical point in the same way for a month, it is time to try a new approach. You can always come back to the old approach and it will likely work again with renewed freshness, but you have to keep changing if you want to make progress.
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