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Training in this fashion will not only dial in and perfect technique, but you’ll be optimizing your training as well.


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To dial in something to a process is to adjust or control the process to achieve a desired outcome, like someone turning a dial on the control panel of a machine.

Dial in

(also be/get dialled in) (informal)

to direct all your effort and attention on to what you are trying to achieve, so you perform as well as you can.

Dial in (Oxford)

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    "perfect" could be a verb; they're dialling in their technique and perfecting it. Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 13:14
  • Agreed. See edited answer. Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 13:32
  • I think a person can be dialed in but I think the usage in the question is questionable. I can't see that training dials something in. It just does not work for me. I agree with your explanation but would never accept that in anything I was editing.
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 16:37
  • I completely agree. Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 16:41

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