From Stanford Research Institute – International, p. 173:
Traditionally, learning of a new skill concentrates on rote repetition, reiterating the skill a large number of times until it is consistently performed correctly. But recent developments in learning theory, which have been applied with particular success in sports-training methodology, indicate that the rote repetition concept tends more to reinforce incorrect performance as opposed to developing the proper behavior or skill. Much success has been realized by implementing the concept of “quitting on a high point”. That is, when a skill or behavior has been executed correctly, taking an extended break from the training at that point allows the learning processes to “remember” the correct behavior by strengthening the neurological relays that have been established in the brain by the correct procedure.