“The purpose of Wing Chun Kung Fu is to lead you to be free and relaxed. This can never be achieved if you are tied physically and emotionally to techniques. You must free yourself from dependence on mechanical expression and trust your body, your Kung Fu to protect yourself.” — Moy Yat
From Moy Yat, the great martial arts master (and student of Ip Man). Needless to say, this applies to most forms of training if you approach it correctly.
Now go lift something heavy,