ContactJuggling.org http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/index.php Half dance, half juggling, half mime, half magic....I'm a contact juggler, not a mathematician english (c) Copyright 2007 by ContactJuggling.org rkbaker@contactjuggling.org rkbaker@contactjuggling.org Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:06 pm Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:06 pm http://backend.userland.com/rss phpBB2 RSS Syndication Mod by Lucas 1 ContactJuggling.org http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/ Half dance, half juggling, half mime, half magic....I'm a contact juggler, not a mathematician Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44693#44693 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8744'>su2po</a><br /><br /> Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:16 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> [quote="T0dd"].<br /> <br /> I've often noticed that regular ballistic jugglers tend to be lean, wiry people. I don't know if this is because they tend to be starving artists, or because juggling itself has a selection effect, favoring that body type.<br /> .[/quote]<br /> <br /> i know what you mean but i dont think body shape has anything to do with it flexibility is just practice, do some streches and youll be surprised after a while <img src="images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="Very Happy" border="0" /> http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44693#44693 su2po Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:16 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44693#44693 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44640#44640 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=118'>Saulie</a><br /><br /> Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:10 am<br /><br /> <br /><br /> I guess I just do everythng the hard way. lol<br /> <br /> Saulie http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44640#44640 Saulie Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:10 am http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44640#44640 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44639#44639 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=7618'>dpizarro159</a><br /><br /> Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:02 am<br /><br /> <br /><br /> i found various sretching heres on this forum a cuple of months ago.. dont know if they are still here http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44639#44639 dpizarro159 Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:02 am http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44639#44639 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44611#44611 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=7322'>Jowze</a><br /><br /> Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:52 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Saulie, I read somewhere that it's not specially good to start with the moves you don't have down : when you're not warmed up, you drop more, then you drop even more if you practice on the moves you don't have down. This can teach your muscle memory to overreact to the falling ball. <br /> <br /> Then I don't know, I just read it ... <img src="images/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" border="0" /> http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44611#44611 Jowze Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:52 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44611#44611 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44610#44610 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8783'>he4rty</a><br /><br /> Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:24 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> I know a few warm ups, but maybe someone could post some warm up exercises on the wiki (hint,hint) for us real novices. http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44610#44610 he4rty Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:24 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44610#44610 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44607#44607 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8651'>T0dd</a><br /><br /> Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:56 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The trick seems to be stretching the shoulders and wrists. Also, it's a matter of figuring out what height is best for certain moves. I note in videos a few people doing CJ sitting down. I find I can't do much of anything while sitting; I have to be standing up (Of course, even then I can't do much, but I'm making progress, bit by bit). http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44607#44607 T0dd Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:56 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44607#44607 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44606#44606 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8651'>T0dd</a><br /><br /> Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:52 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> [quote="Cybele"]whats a ballistic juggler?[/quote]<br /> <br /> The kind of juggler who tosses the balls in the air. http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44606#44606 T0dd Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:52 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44606#44606 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44581#44581 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=7618'>dpizarro159</a><br /><br /> Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:00 am<br /><br /> <br /><br /> try stretching at least your arms muscles and fingers and wrist... its impressive how you learn and polish your moves... http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44581#44581 dpizarro159 Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:00 am http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44581#44581 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44554#44554 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=118'>Saulie</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:09 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Wow DP. I wish I had that time to prepare. My warm up consists of picking the ball up off the floor from droping it. Because I start with the moves that I do not have down at all. Once I am properly warmed up from bending over to the floor a dozen times or so I go with the things I have down pat.....5 min later(if that) I go to those moves that I am working on.<br /> <br /> I am lucky if I can get in a full 30minutes a day, or every other day.<br /> <br /> saulie http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44554#44554 Saulie Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:09 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44554#44554 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44540#44540 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8737'>Cybele</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:31 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> whats a ballistic juggler? http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44540#44540 Cybele Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:31 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44540#44540 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44535#44535 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=7618'>dpizarro159</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:47 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> i alsways stretch a little my muscles before grabbing the ball, then i warm up like 30 minutes playing and take my time to strectch all muscles frommy body, then i play for a looooong time a cuple of hours, and finally when im done a make a last stretch... it has help a lot to know what muscle and you feel much more light http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44535#44535 dpizarro159 Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:47 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44535#44535 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44493#44493 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8552'>nagini</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:28 pm<br /><br /> <br /><br /> i don't know anything about yoga...<br /> <br /> but i have a "big" (VERY big <img src="images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="Very Happy" border="0" />) friend who's very skilful at CJ, especially in body rolls.<br /> <br /> he told me: "that's because i have more "surface" on wich i can make the ball roll" http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44493#44493 nagini Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:28 pm http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44493#44493 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44461#44461 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8409'>rollingphysics</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:27 am<br /><br /> <br /><br /> I took up yoga specifically to help with CJ - it helps with flexibility, but more just to make you more aware of how your body moves. The connection between yoga and CJ is more spiritual than directly practical. Sorry if that's not terribly specific, it's just how I see it!<br /> <br /> I still "cheat" on that move, though - I don't see a large reason to keep the elbows together if it's uncomfortable - the eye focuses on the ball and the hands. http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44461#44461 rollingphysics Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:27 am http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44461#44461 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44457#44457 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=118'>Saulie</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:03 am<br /><br /> <br /><br /> I am lean and I have a difficulty with that one. It strains my shoulders and is quite uncomftorabe for me. http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44457#44457 Saulie Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:03 am http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44457#44457 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44454#44454 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8784'>aramis</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:59 am<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Agreed, if there's one thing Contact Juggling teaches us, it's that there is nothing our body cannot do if it is properly trained. http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44454#44454 aramis Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:59 am http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44454#44454 Re: Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44452#44452 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8768'>Redster</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:55 am<br /><br /> <br /><br /> I'm not lean by any stretch of the imagination, and probably count as very out of shape. I used to be pretty flexible in my teenage years, but lost that in the past few. I think it's coming back now I'm actually making an effort to use long-forgotten muscles and the like. Maybe working on increasing your flexibility with yoga or something would help and you might find that you're better able to get into positions? http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44452#44452 Redster Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:55 am http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44452#44452 Flexibility http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44448#44448 <br /> Author: <a href='http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8651'>T0dd</a><br /><br /> Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:26 am<br /><br /> <br /><br /> I didn't think flexibility would be that much of an issue, but for certain moves....it is. I'm (a) not young, and (b) pretty large in the upper body. As a result, a simple position like the "chalice" position, i.e., arms in front, bent in L-shape, forearms touching from elbow to wrist, palms up, fingers out (the position you'd be in to do a "circle" pass)---is actually pretty difficult for me. I can do it, but my elbows want to separate, pushing my hands in toward each other.<br /> <br /> I've often noticed that regular ballistic jugglers tend to be lean, wiry people. I don't know if this is because they tend to be starving artists, or because juggling itself has a selection effect, favoring that body type.<br /> <br /> I don't know if there's a preferred body type for CJ, but no one has ever accused me of being lean and wiry. http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44448#44448 T0dd Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:26 am http://www.contactjuggling.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44448#44448