Nope. In fact, if I had to vote for the least likely combination of words in the English language, that would have been it. So let’s just let that soak in for a minute.
[Feel that? That’s what gold stars and “A”s feel like.]
Assuming he’s being sincere (and who knows, he may just know that I’m a sucker for praise), all the credit goes to Robert, the trainer I’ve been working with for the past couple of years, who has always insisted on good technique. Not only has learning good technique prevented injury, it’s also been the key for holding my interest in an activity that for years I would have said was the opposite of anything I’d willingly spend time and money to do. Heavy weights and huge muscles? Meh. Physical challenge with a specific set of instructions that I can execute perfectly? Love it.
Which makes me wonder: What other things are there in life that I think I don’t like, or have never tried, simply because they haven’t been pitched to me the right way?