I often hear people say 'Go big or go home', as they attempt to muster as much strength as humanly possible to perform the simplest of tasks, rather than make the task more efficient. Instead of allowing grace and poise to naturally flow from skill development.
We must learn to apply appropriate force to each situation.
To do this we must specifically condition our nervous system.
Here is a clip of me doing a simple push-up - Section by section, piece by piece.
I am scanning my body for just the right amount of tension; they raise it from the ground. I apply the same focus to all my movements - fitness, archery and Systema.
"There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness."