The 10,000 hour rule... practice till the cows come home

If you ask most people how long their sessions last each time they train with weights, typically it's an hour or even more. This is mortal sin number one. Mortal sin number two is if a personal trainer  trains their clients in the same way. An hour or more of weight training is a red flag of someone who's inexperienced.

Learning a new discipline such as weight training requires a certain amount of regimented consistency, and unwavering dedication, which over time produces quality of movement, markedly shortening the learning curve, in addition producing results.This is the deal breaker for most, but it's also the x- factor, and the price of admission so to speak. Bottom line, you gotta do the work. 

As you become more serious about weight lifting, you figure out that every exercise works to a degree, but to what degree? This is why consistency, and frequency will undoubtedly facilitate progress putting you on the proper path for achieving mastery, but maybe that's not your goal. 

My take on that is it doesn't matter. Why let good enough get in the way of great, because that's what happens to most. It's an easier ideal too commit to, but with less gratification and results. Think of it this way, you're going to be in the gym anyway, why not give everything, every time? Don't focus on the big picture of how long it will take, which could be a tad bit daunting, rather focus on the moments in front of you, the present if you will.

Why not aim for reaching your full potiental, it will have hidden benefits impacting you indefinitely in some way, shape, or form. Every discipline creates this potential, no matter the discipline. Finally, to add some sober reality, and perspective, it generally takes a person approximately ten years of practice to achieve mastery in a field. How good do you want to be?

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Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)