Mad Hatter

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  1. Mad Hatter

    Arkania chases herself

    You look fit and strong and awesome! Spoken like a true boulderer
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    It irks me so much when people say that stretching is relaxing! I really think that backbending is the most mentally and physically challenging I do, there's really nothing relaxing about it. Happy challenge start!
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    WhiteGhost Practices Allomancy

    You have no soul.
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    Mad Hatter embraces fall

    So true, sleep is THE biggest thing for recovery for me! Usually I sleep pretty well and don't use an alarm, so I think I'm typically pretty good on that front. Helps more with overall abuse over specific abuse though.... Good snack ideas, though I might have throw them into a random stuff bowl type thing rather than individual items. With individual items, whatever they are, I seem to just grab one snack after the other without getting satiated.
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    Raptron's Spandex Season Begins

    Makes total sense. Also jumps are frickin' HARD yo! Much awkward coordination.
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    Mad Hatter embraces fall

    I think all of my friends have the same problem. They're strategy is to ignore it though. I feel like I when I do handstands and backbends I get both pretty decent stretching and antagonist training, though I'm the first to admit I don't do either regularly enough. But I dunno, it feels like my biggest issue is intensity regulation more than anything else - one day I do ALL THE CLIMBS and project really hard stuff until I literally can't hold on to the biggest jug anymore, then I feel broken the next time but I still climb. I also get really stubborn about some climbs and spend forever doing the same moves over and over again until eventually something snaps. Not filling enough, too much like eating candy!
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    Mad Hatter embraces fall

    Shhhhh you're not supposed to pick up on that. I swear I don't have a problem, climbing is exercise and exercise is good for you!
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    Mad Hatter embraces fall

    In theory - in practice it all depends on how many shiny things there are and my mood and basically I have no self control. The grades here are also so extremely all over the place they're not a good indicator on the intensity of a climb (which is also dependent on style etc). But maaaybe I could limit the number of attempts per climb. I have a feeling it still won't work, but it could be worth an experiment... I've also thought about cutting down the number of days but the problem then is that then I just go crazy and wreck myself on the days I do climb. Hahaha, but it feels so good!!! Plus it's very noticeably awesome for recovery.
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    Mad Hatter embraces fall

    Wednesday I woke up in the middle of the night - AGAIN! It make me ultra grumpy at work, which my boss abused by being ultra cheerful and annoying. Activity wise I did nothing except for a morning swim and some negative pull-ups at work. We meant to do them on Monday but some of my colleagues still suffered from so much DOMS they had to call it quits. When I got back home I crashed hard and spent the rest of the day binge reading until bedtime. It was actually really nice, haven't done that in a long time. SISU 3 pts Double points for getting out of bed! +2 Morning swim+1 HYGGE 1 pt Binge reading +1 LAGOM -1 pt Just no. -1
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    PvP: Jump Rope

    I did something! 3 minutes as my pre-warmup.
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    Raptron's Spandex Season Begins

    I think it's a little similar with strength - sometimes it takes a little while or extra work to be able to apply raw strength gains to skills. For example in climbing if someone trains explosive pull ups or whatever it doesn't always translate straight away to climbing more explosively without additional mindful practice.
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    Raptron's Spandex Season Begins

    Looks very good, thanks! Except for the super sports specific stuff like the jumps I think this is very relevant for most people that want to improve their flexibility.
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    Oh I wouldn't change to floor, that doesn't make any sense. Your discipline is parallettes. My comment was from a circus handbalancing point of view, which is quite different. A professional handbalancer has to be proficient on both floor and canes, but if they started off on canes it might backfire. But for amateurs, in whatever discipline, it really doesn't matter beyond having good technique for the given situation. And welcome back home! That's scary...
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    Wolverine has been sent to a wrong timeline

    Echoing what the others have said, you’re doing great, especially considering the stressors in your life! Fingers crossed your BF’s surgery will go smoothly. As for the self defence classes, yes realistically they will probably cancel unless more students come in, but in the meantime just milk it for what it’s worth! It’s not often that you get to have private lessons for the cost of group classes so it’s an awesome learning opportunity for you. Also great job on your punching skillz.
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    I don’t think your handstand looked bad at all. But yes handstands on the floor require a little more subtlety as the tiniest movement in the fingers will translate to big movement upstream. Circus handbalancers say that it’s “better” to learn on the floor first as it’s easier to transition to canes from the floor rather than the other way round. If you start on canes you risk picking up weird compensations/brute force technique, which is a bit similar to parallettes. Except that parallettes will be even harder to transition from as you balance completely differently through the wrists rather than the fingers. So basically you’re doing great