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”.