The results show that our brains don’t perceive preparation, swing and follow-through as separate movements. Instead, these motions are a single motor memory.
This means that consistent follow-through is important for performance. “If you’ve got consistent follow-through in one motor memory, you’ve got to learn one task, but if you have nine follow-throughs you have to learn nine tasks.” Howard explains. “If you have only one task to learn, you learn it faster.”
That’s a quote from the Science News article about a paper The Value of the Follow-Through Derives from Motor Learning Depending on Future Actions.
The article is about improving your golf swing. But as many weightlifters know, golf and other complex sports movements are remarkably similar to the Olympic lifts in principle.
Now go lift something heavy (consistently),