Last night I was playing racquetball with my friend, and I wasn’t doing very well to begin with. I think he had something like four or five points before I scored any. So I observed what I was doing and I realized that most of the time, I was off balance. My mind had been mostly in other places and I wasn’t taking advantage of the time available to regain my balance. So I decided to change the way I was playing: I hunched over a bit more, bent my knees, and focused on staying above my center of gravity. It helped. Because I was more balanced, I was able to change directions more easily, and because my knees were bent I had more leverage to start moving quickly when I needed to.

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