27 Mar 2006 12:48:36
adypops
arm aching

Now that I can do 50 throws of 5 balls, as i use bouncing balls, i
figuered that my arms get tired, causing me to drop. What am I doing
wrong?how do you others cope with this?
adrian

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27 Mar 2006 13:00:18
Marden117
Re: arm aching

adypops wrote:
> Now that I can do 50 throws of 5 balls, as i use bouncing balls, i
> figuered that my arms get tired, causing me to drop. What am I doing
> wrong?how do you others cope with this?
> adrian

The balls may be heavy causing you to fatigue quickly. But, at 50 catches,
they'd have to be really heavy to get fatigued that quick so it might be
that you need to work on your pattern. How tidy is it? Are you dropping
because of an untidy pattern or are you dropping because you are fatigued?
If the pattern is untidy, I'd suggest working on 5 more until it's tidier.
If the balls are heavy, then perhaps buy lighter balls.

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27 Mar 2006 13:09:17
adypops
Re: arm aching

Marden117 wrote:
> adypops wrote:
> > Now that I can do 50 throws of 5 balls, as i use bouncing balls, i
> > figuered that my arms get tired, causing me to drop. What am I doing
> > wrong?how do you others cope with this?
> > adrian
>
> The balls may be heavy causing you to fatigue quickly. But, at 50 catches,
> they'd have to be really heavy to get fatigued that quick so it might be
> that you need to work on your pattern. How tidy is it? Are you dropping
> because of an untidy pattern or are you dropping because you are fatigued?
> If the pattern is untidy, I'd suggest working on 5 more until it's tidier.
> If the balls are heavy, then perhaps buy lighter balls.
>
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I'm certain it's because my juggling balls are heavy. Because i'm a slow
learner, i tend to take so long on patters that they become perfect. I
wrecken I have a solid cascade.cheers

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27 Mar 2006 22:11:03
Tommy Drake
Re: arm aching

Don't forget to breathe. With no or limited oxygen, working muscles fatigue quickly.
Also, check your stance and posture. If you don't stand up straight with your chest out and put your head back slightly and have
your knees slightly bent, you will be putting undo strain on the muscles in question. Keep your elbows in.
And practice juggling for a long time to build up your endurance. Do long runs of 4 and even do long runs of a 3 ball cascade. Most
jugglers think they can run 3 balls a lot longer than they actually can.
I can juggle 5 lacrosse balls for over 5 minutes before my arms get fatigued enough that it messes with the pattern and I'm a pretty
skinny dude. I would guess that breathing is the primary issue with your 5.
-tommy




27 Mar 2006 20:44:09
Struggler
Re: arm aching


adypops wrote:
> Now that I can do 50 throws of 5 balls, as i use bouncing balls, i
> figuered that my arms get tired, causing me to drop. What am I doing
> wrong?how do you others cope with this?
> adrian
>
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Speaking as someone who's about at your level, fatigue definately plays
a roll. I find my throws lose accuracy quickly as my arms tire. I
recently switched to heavier bags in an attempt to build some strength
and endurance. I also figured the heavier bags would be easier to
catch as they wouldn't bounce out of my hands so easily. They do land
more solidly in the hand, but It's only been a week so the verdict
isn't in on whether it's helping or not. There a little larger than my
lighter bags so collisions are up. :)

Jim



28 Mar 2006 05:05:50
popstar_dave
Re: arm aching

Tommy Drake wrote:
> Don't forget to breathe. With no or limited oxygen, working muscles fatigue
quickly.
> Also, check your stance and posture. If you don't stand up straight with
your chest out and put your head back slightly and have
> your knees slightly bent, you will be putting undo strain on the muscles in
question. Keep your elbows in.
> And practice juggling for a long time to build up your endurance. Do long
runs of 4 and even do long runs of a 3 ball cascade. Most
> jugglers think they can run 3 balls a lot longer than they actually can.
> I can juggle 5 lacrosse balls for over 5 minutes before my arms get fatigued
enough that it messes with the pattern and I'm a pretty
> skinny dude. I would guess that breathing is the primary issue with your 5.
> -tommy

I'll agree with the breathing thing. But I think tht's more of an issue
with longer endurance runs. At the stage of getting 50 catch runs, you're
only talking about holding your breath for about 12 seconds. You're not
going to have advanced muscle fatigue due to lack of oxygen within 12
seconds. Remember to breathe, but it's more about relaxing your body than
worrying about muscle fatigue.
Dave

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29 Mar 2006 00:04:13
gizmo
Re: arm aching

adypops wrote:
> Now that I can do 50 throws of 5 balls, as i use bouncing balls, i
> figuered that my arms get tired, causing me to drop. What am I doing
> wrong?how do you others cope with this?
> adrian
>
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Dont do 50 throws! Simple.

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29 Mar 2006 06:42:55
popstar_dave
Re: arm aching

gizmo wrote:
> adypops wrote:
> > Now that I can do 50 throws of 5 balls, as i use bouncing balls, i
> > figuered that my arms get tired, causing me to drop. What am I doing
> > wrong?how do you others cope with this?
> > adrian
> >
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>
> Dont do 50 throws! Simple.
>
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Or do 50 throws again, and again, and again. Until it doesn't hurt
anymore. Simple.

Dave

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