When is an exercise mastered?

Long ago a Yogi told me, “You have mastered a Yoga asana when you can perform it steadily, effortlessly for 3 hours, 40 minutes.”

Wow! That is awesome.

Recently I have been focussing on the descent part of an exercise. For example, in one hand I lift a dumbell overhead and then slowly, steadily lower it. After it is lowered I explosively drive it back up and then repeat. When is an exercise mastered? I submit this as a measure of mastery: when the weight can be lowered steadily over a period of 60 seconds (1 minute), the exercise has been mastered and it is then time to increase the weight. Thoughts?

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