no images were foundAccuracy is the ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity. Like when you were a kid and were throwing a snowball at your sister’s head from 30 feet away – that’s accuracy (well, unless you missed). Why is accuracy practice important? So you hit what you aim for. That’s why.
Accuracy is more than just hitting the bulls eye in darts or making a blindfolded world-record trashcan shot with a wad of paper in your office in front of a fantasized stadium full of screaming fans. It’s also jumping the barbell into a perfect overhead position in the snatch, knowing instinctually how high to jump and where to put your hands in order to grab the pullup bar, and landing on top of the plyo-box gracefully (and not toppling over the front of it with scraped up shins to show off for the next 10 days).
What’s that you say? You now understand the importance of accuracy and want an opportunity to get some old-school practice during a WOD sometime? Your wish is my command.
Ping pong ball. Bucket. Burpees. You can have 3 practice shots from less than 10 feet before the WOD begins – and that’s all. Embrace the unknown and the unknowable. Personally, I think they should have done the original Grand Prize Game this way.