In all physical skills what matters is a how you do it.
Speed, force, endurance, all come in good time.
Matthew Sayed wrote in his book, subtitled, “The Myth of Talent, the Power of Practice“, about the value of dogged, intelligent, diligent practice in the pursuit of any skill that involved hand/eye coordination.
He was a world champion table tennis player.
This applies as much to exercise as it does to anything else, such as using your food to keep yourself well.
In the world of music, practising the basics is considered by the most accomplished, to be the most important.
In the world of sport, practising the fundamentals is what every professional does at the beginning of each season.
In the world of business, where so many distracting new, miraculous, guaranteed, infallible, systems are introduced on a daily basis, the consistently successful operator asks herself every day, “Is there more coming in, or is there more going out?”.
In the world of personal development, the practitioner asks himself, “What can I do today that I couldn’t do last week?”
All very simple. Not easy, but simple.
It’s not about genius, intellect, education, or talent. It’s about application, dogged perseverance, doing the grind, getting on with it.