The Difference Between Practicing and Training

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Practicing and training seem almost synonymous. But there are subtle differences. Dictionary.com gives us this information: Practice Noun: The actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use. Verb: Perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency. And from wikipedia.com: …

Practice Makes Permanent: Shoulders

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When my wife and I are out for a meal or shopping or just time together, we sometimes people-watch. It is interesting to see others and how they interact, what they wear, etc. My people watching is quite specific and my wife knows exactly what I watch: feet, shoulders and posture. So many times I want to run up to …

Practice Makes Permanent: Knees and Hips

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The first part of the series, Feet, is here. In this article, we will look at the knees and hips- we are working our way up the body. Knees Should point in the direction of the feet and should be controlled during marching/walking. Save your knees, don’t extend them past your feet. Here are some knee exercises. Also see this …

Posture for the Honor Guard and Drill Team

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When standing and sitting, your posture matters. The Foundation: In this diagram below, you can see that your feet have much to do with your posture. from drleusden.com From media.tumblr.com Now your hips Your hips should be square, horizontal to the ground and rolled back.  From courses.vcu.edu From radiancewellness.ca From bellevuewellnessone.net Your back The “Cross” This is what you need to …

Practice Makes Permanent- Feet

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“Practice makes permanent.” Lt. Col. Bernard C. Lorenz always told my drill team this phrase. He was my AFJROTC instructor when I was in high school and has now passed, but I have always remembered that phrase and included it in my training. Thanks, Sir. Practice makes permanent and education is key. We will tackle both in this article. Many …