Practice Does Not Make Perfect

Since I consider myself to be happiest when I’m multi-tasking, I’ve always found it difficult to continually practice the same sports routines.  Nevertheless I’ve always believed in the notion of “muscle memory”… Well, according to an article in NewScientist, endless hours spent perfecting your golf swing or basketball shot could be a waste of time.  “The nervous system was not designed to do the same thing over and over again… training muscles to perform a certain way through practice, such as countless hours teeing off or shooting a basketball, will not produce the same shot every time because the brain’s behaviour is inconsistent.”

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