Jason Shen on Gymnastics

Jason posted the first of a a three part series on what he’s learned …

… I started doing gymnastics when I was six years old and trained for over 16 years. At age 11 I started competing and placing in national competitions at the Junior and later the Elite levels. The highest I ever placed in senior men’s competition was 15th – I was never Olympic material, but I trained with many who were.

Previously, I wrote about how I blew out my knee and came back to win a national championship – this post is specifically about what gymnastics has taught me about acquiring and mastering skills.

Gymnastics is the perfect sport to teach these lessons …

Here’s an outline of his key points:

Acquiring and Mastering Skills

• Deliberate practice.
• Focus on the fundamentals.
• Break down the skill into pieces.
• Visualization

read more – What Gymnastics Taught Me About Acquiring and Mastering Skills

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