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Twinkle Toes
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Icon 2 posted January 31, 2003 23:57      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I started... eh, a few weeks ago I think. My feelings about it are pretty mixed. Up until two practices ago, I wasn't really interacting with any of the other players and I loathed both of my coaches.

Right now, there's only one player I don't really feel comfy with (not for a specific reason... I just don't get 'the vibes'), but I still really hate my coaches. That's oki though, I spiked one of them twice on the head. [Smile]

Yesterday (Thursday; practice is from 5:40-8 p.m.) was pretty difficult.

First off, I must explain this 'game' we play called Ladder. One run of Ladder is that you do 10 push-ups at the service line, run to the 10-ft. line, do 10 there, run back to the service line... run to the mid-line (the line 'under' the net), 10 there,... etc etc etc. You do this for the other side of the court, and then when done there, run back to whichever service line you started from.

Yesterday, I was 20 minutes late. My coach hadn't made us do this before, but this time she had me do Ladder 20 times. That's a total of 1,800 push-ups. Is that an actually allowed and healthy amount for doing in such a short time?

I could've gone a little more, but I knew I was going to feel the pain the next day. Plus I'm no Gumby.

Anywho, we've got a tournament this Sunday. Wish me luck [Big Grin] ! I'll try and bring home a trophy and some T-shirts. [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2003 11:32      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Good luck!
If you want an annoying drill...
everyone lie in a huge circle on their bellies. One person starts off by starting to run arround the circle (sprinting, jumping over everyone). The first person that they jump over then jumps up off their belly and starts doing what the first person does, sprinting jumping over people, and the first person that they jump over jumps up etc.
Try doing this with 30 people spaced really far apart for 10 laps, when you can't sprint for your life.
The worst part is when the other people can't sprint for their life, and they can't jump over you, so rather, they just kick you.
What wonderfull sport is this for, you might ask? Our giant slalom ski team...
bah

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2003 12:58      Profile for SpikeSpiegel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
mr4 you dont know how easy you have it.

try doing that same drill saturday morning at 7 in the pouring rain on a muddy field with 200+ lb. linemen tripping over you and stepping on your back with cleats and going around the field about 5 times

then doing indian sprints [Eek!]
(indian sprints are when you jog at a quick pace around the field. then the coach blows the whistle and the person at the end of hte line sprints to the front. then repeat as much as the coach deems necessary.)

the 1800 pushups seem a bit too harsh the most we ever had to do was about 100

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quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
mr4 you dont know how easy you have it.

try doing that same drill saturday morning at 7 in the pouring rain on a muddy field with 200+ lb. linemen tripping over you and stepping on your back with cleats and going around the field about 5 times

then doing indian sprints [Eek!]
(indian sprints are when you jog at a quick pace around the field. then the coach blows the whistle and the person at the end of hte line sprints to the front. then repeat as much as the coach deems necessary.)

the 1800 pushups seem a bit too harsh the most we ever had to do was about 100

wow...
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1800 pushups?!

Are we talking real pushups? Or those "girl-pushups" as they used to be called when i was in grade two: the ones where you are on your knees and touch your nose to the floor (!) - or maybe that was just what my teacher liked to call it.

Either way, I think 100 is the limit. and 1800 is most definitely illegal.

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Twinkle Toes
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Icon 1 posted February 02, 2003 22:11      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Spike: Your football drill sounds kinda fun actually... I did something very similar to that in soccer.

Alan: No, they weren't "girl-pushups". I wish someone could take a picture of my doing mine. Ahh well, you can take my word for it. And anywho, we're not allowed to do those knee ones. She gets really pissed if our butts stick out too.

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Twinkle Toes
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Icon 13 posted February 02, 2003 22:46      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We didn't play poorly... necessarily... it's just that we're so new to 'this type of thing.' Most of the players on my team have never been in a tournament or played on a club before.

To sum it up, there was pool-play and we ended up making it to the Gold Division. The first game we played was against Northshore 16's Juniors Black (-we're Northshore 15's Juniors Jade) which we lost to. Since it was ilimination instead of pool-play, we were done for the day. The rest of the time was spent helping other teams with referreeing(sp?).

Eh, I'm kinda lazy and tired so I'll post more prob. tomorrow... or sometime. ( [ohwell] )


*Burning urge within*

~THAT WAS LEWED! [crazy] ~

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Icon 1 posted February 03, 2003 03:02      Profile for SpikeSpiegel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
Spike: Your football drill sounds kinda fun actually... I did something very similar to that in soccer.

which drill

the train? or the indian sprints? the indian sprints are pretty cool if you do them without any other drill before or after them..

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Icon 1 posted February 03, 2003 15:33      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:

Yesterday, I was 20 minutes late. My coach hadn't made us do this before, but this time she had me do Ladder 20 times. That's a total of 1,800 push-ups. Is that an actually allowed and healthy amount for doing in such a short time?

Oh little Twinkle Toes it is just fine to do that.

Just remember, in athletics, Pain is your friend.

You see, in sporting endeavors all athletes face pain.

I recall once a group of bicycle racerss having a bull session about the pains of racing. One of those cyclists, Eric Heiden of speedskating fame, mentioned that at least once in every race he hurt so badly that he wondered why he ever took up the sport. That opened my eyes! Here was this champion among champoins and just like that song from R.E.M., everybody does feel pain. To win, just have fewer doubts.

So I thought, if pain visits everyone, why not make pain my friend? Why not welcome this friend to my little lactic acid party? That way, if me and pain were "homies," why everybody else might leave the party and leave the victory to us.

And you know what? It worked, up until genetics kicked in.

But it's a nice story anyway isn't it?

Colonel Panic

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Twinkle Toes
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Icon 7 posted February 03, 2003 20:16      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:which drill

the train?

I believe so... It's the one that daulg supposedly has it 'easy' with...

quote:
Originally posted by Colonel:Oh little Twinkle Toes it is just fine to do that.

Just remember, in athletics, Pain is your friend.

You see, in sporting endeavors all athletes face pain.

Oh I know. I've made friends with Pain already. Usually I'll tell myself something like, "I've had worse/others have had worse," "don't let yourself down, Wendy," or "Pain is good for you, don't be weak!" Heh, generally I just tend to yell at myself quite often to whip myself back into place.

It wasn't actually painful - 'just the first word I came up with when writing that. By 'a little more', I meant at least 1,800 more. Truth be told, I almost immediately regretted not going on. But oh well. At least I'm not a quiter.

I think what really upset me was that she's always so god damned bitchy about everything and always making *me* doing all the work. But I'll live with it. The world ain't near fair.

But anywho, thanks for the story. I always enjoy 'em. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted February 04, 2003 12:23      Profile for neotatsu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
Oh little Twinkle Toes it is just fine to do that.

Just remember, in athletics, Pain is your friend.

You see, in sporting endeavors all athletes face pain.

See, the question I had wasn't whether it was bad for her to do that health wise, my question is more along the lines of the fact that Wendy is only 14 years old, and was made to do 1800 push ups for being 20 minutes late to practice... It just dosn't seem right to me :-\ (of course, this is coming from me, and I can barely do *1* push up [Frown] )

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quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:[qb]which drill

the train?

I believe so... It's the one that daulg supposedly has it 'easy' with...
[QB]

HAS? You mean had
I only had to do that for the 5 dryland practices
It's a tad hard to do it on the mountain

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