When I practice I occasionaly get ‘lost in repetition’ which is a bad habit.
The quality of my training suffers because my mind wanders or I’m focused on getting a certain amount of repetitions completed.
It is important that each repetition of a skill is performed correctly otherwise bad habits occur.
This is what I do to reduce the ‘lost in repetition’ effect;
- Monitor what I am doing
- Slow down the pace of the repetitions so as to avoid the tendency to speed through the set
- Reduce the amount of repetitions if the quality is not there
It is the quality of the repetition of a skill not the quantity that will determine how much you improve.
Source: Tai Chi Tip #22