When learning a new motor skill or refining a previous motor skill, instructor cueing may be part of the reportoire within the skill acquirement. This transfer of knowledge about movement execution from the instructor to the student is both an artform and a science. While it is common in some movement communities to painstakingly breakdown many parts of movement into words, in some instances, short sentences regarding aspects of notcing,feeling, and guided focus can provide dramatic improvements in motor skill.
Many individuals are familiar with the abdominals in the torso. Less are familiar with the "neck abdominals." Weakness here is one of the most common aspects observed, and can be a centerpiece for more distal issues such as neck and shoulder pain/dysfunction.
Increased positive body image can be a by product of increased movement skill. But a sole focus on only external aesthetics may leave a lot on the table in terms of acquiring real movement quality. In this article by MovNat, Dr. Christa Whiteman seeks to take a deeper look at what it means to be "fit."
Strength can come from unexpected places, even places where you feel "not as strong." Rushing through movements can disrupt this process, but building your proprioception and internal feedback can help you build overall finesse.
This is one of my most favorite articles and is written by Krista Scott-Dixon. Her article F*** Exercise. Try this Instead, outlines some of the aspects that individuals may run into during their movement, or "exercise" journey
Here is an article by Mark Fisher Fitness entitled Can Heart Rate Training Make Healthy Hot that I really appreciate. At times a monitor can trigger a "more" type of response, which under certain circumstances can be beneficial. In other circumstances, however, it may be potential for distraction.