Years ago, I used compete in forms divisions every chance I got, including Mr. Parkers Internationals before it shut down. I was always looking for better ways to get better at forms. However, there was one idea that stood above all others (besides more practice) and transformed the way I executed forms.
The idea? Video yourself.
As they say, you are your own worst critic. Many things I THOUGHT I was doing I WASN’T. It showed me where I strong and where I needed help. In some cases… where I needed some SERIOUS help! You can examine everything from your transitions, to eye contact to your expression. Whatever. It helped me get smooth out a lot rough patches in my forms and helped me to consistently place in the top three nearly every time I competed.
Try it. It works.
So who’s tried it? What other ideas do you have to improve your forms? Let me know by clicking the “comment” link below and leaving your ideas in the form of a comment!