Faster is Better!!!!! Right?


If a little is good, a lot must be better, yes?

I’d love to have a realtime exchange with a variety of different movers and movement educators on this one!

My Answer One: Yes!

My heart rate goes up and stays up. I sweat more. My rate of respiration rises.

I don’t necessarily really understand what my body is doing but that’s ok since I’m after aerobic conditioning so it doesn’t really matter what I’m doing. No sarcasm here – truly.

Moving quickly takes control.

I don’t know about you, but that statement brings me to yet another question:

How do I learn to control the quick? If I keep moving fast, will I eventually gain control of my movements that way?

My Answer Two: No!

Like listening to a teacher who is speaking too quickly to hear every word. I hear enough to know the subject  that’s being discussed, but I can’t catch the details so that I can use the information to move forward.

One of my favorite analogies: learning to drive a car. If I start out driving fast, terrible things are likely to happen and I won’t live long enough to learn to control the car.  There are laws that state that if I don’t take driver’s education and/or prove my ability to safety control a car, I don’t get a driver’s license and I can be arrested if I don’t comply.

Nobody gets arrested if they don’t learn to control their body movements. Nor are there laws in place, as far as I know that dictate control of body movement.

Physiology. Biomechanics. Kinesiology. Physics. Chemistry. Deeper Personal Awareness. Individual “preference”.

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