You are probably familiar with Steph Curry, one of the greatest basketball players of our time.
He’s the current all-time career free throw leader, with a 90% shooting percentage at the line. His free throw technique resembles your stock standard, conventional shooting technique.
But let me ask you this…
Do you think if Steph Curry was forced to adjust and shoot with an unconventional technique, that he wouldn’t remain as one of the best shooters of all time?
While you ponder that question, I want you to consider another shooting legend, Rick Barry.
Rick Barry was definitely an outlier in his shooting technique, as he used the “granny shot”, but he was also an outlier in terms of accuracy. He had a career shooting percentage of 89% from the free throw line (7th all time)!
Although Curry’s and Barry’s shots look completely different, what looks similar is their commitment, work ethic, consistency and their will to perfect their respective techniques.
Thus, the key to being an amazing free throw shooter isn’t necessarily the use of a traditional technique.
I have no doubt with Steph Curry’s talent and work ethic, that if he was given enough time, he would still end up on the all-time leader board, even if he changed his shooting style.
Rather than a specific technique, the keys are dedication, desire, and discipline.
As you know, the same principles apply to bodybuilding, and they are now even more important given the current training environment.
Commercial gyms, where conventional bodybuilding was traditionally practiced, have closed. Now you’re training at home, and you are faced with the challenge of bodybuilding in an unconventional environment. Many of you are now forced to take a Rick Barry shot, and you might be discouraged.
Are you shooting 89% yet? Hell…are you shooting at all?
I get it, you’re out of your comfort zone, it feels awkward, and you believe the granny shot of bodybuilding – training at home – is inferior.
But, there is also an opportunity to reframe this reality; if you embrace the glass as half full as opposed to half empty, and commit to doing the best you can to train as effectively as possible in your new training environment (and by the way, you can make solid gains at home)… that 89% shot percentage, or better, is within grasp.
Personally, I’ve trained at home for the last 16 years with limited equipment compared to a commercial gym.
A commercial gym didn’t get me to Worlds; my will to perfect my shot did.
It’s what’s inside you that matters most.
The question is…how bad do you want it?
Or maybe, you want it badly enough, but need help learning your new shooting technique…If so, we’re here to help!