Its important to become proficient performing basic movement patterns before progressing to more advanced variations. This is a lengthy process that requires hours of practice – repeating the same exercises over and over again.
Thinking of movement as a skill will make this process more enjoyable and lead to more sustained progress. Jumping into advanced exercises without spending time with the basics won’t get us very far – it could potentially lead to injury.
Think of how many swings a professional baseball player has taken off a tee (millions). To you that may seem boring, but to them its a time to refine and improve skills – leading to increased performance on the field. They understand and respect this process.
Trust the basics, they work. Practice them with intent. Trying to perform them perfectly should keep you busy for a while.