Random/Varied Drilling > Blocked Drilling
Penn State, Oklahoma State, and others have adopted this Russian style of practice.
Blocked Drilling (what most people do)- - practicing the same move over and over with little-no resistance from a partner. ie. drilling a double leg takedown over and over again.
Random Drilling (what Russians do)- practicing moves in no particular sequence with varied levels of partner resistance.
Research shows that Blocked Drilling works well for beginners, but once a certain level of mastery is attained over any move, the athlete should switch to Varied/Random drilling.
Blocked drilling gives you a false sense of mastery in practice, but over time Random Drilling proves to have higher levels of motor learning and performance success.
Lesson-Hold off temporary feelings of success for actual success in matches!
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