Sunday, June 21
Hey, I almost forgot about our Summer Medicine Ball Workouts!
Hey, how about that, Ginger Rogers using a Medicine Ball. Hollywood may yet rediscover the benefits of medicine ball movement based exercise based on its history.
And, not to brag but maybe just a little, I, Dr Medicine Ball, finished in 4th place with a net 4 under par performance (this uses my handicap & makes me look better) in my Sr Club Golf Championship. This relates back to the entry (3/6/09) about my conditioning and its relationship to my performance.
Maybe we should add to our General Physical Skills list patients, perseverance and believing in your training. OK, attitude is not a physical skill but as a facilitator you can't go wrong. Motivation is a topic we will address later on; stay tuned.
And, don't forget to show up at our summer medicine ball workouts are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:45 am at the Zilker Elementary Schools basketball court. That's over on Ann Arbor behind the school. It's FREE!
Friday, June 19
Summer is just around the corner, and has been here for a couple of weeks already.
Well, any way, the contribution of balance to movement is one of the most underrated General Physical Skills. We never spend the time and attention to this area of development as we should. We just assume, once you get you have it, but continued attention is needed ancillary to all other General Physical Skill development.
In our medicine ball workouts as we stride along at a given pace; just walking in a straight line can be challenging to our balance. Add in throwing the medicine ball bilaterally and you have a mind boggling task that cannot be explained, only experienced. It's like the old saying, "Can't chew gum and walk at the same time. The neat thing about our medicine ball workout is watching the medicine ball. By watching you see the result of your ability to complete a complex movement. Where the medicine ball goes repeatedly tells the person how successful they are in their execution. The more successful the feeling, the better balanced one becomes. Go ahead try and just put 2 balls on your fingers and one behind the back of your neck. Forget standing on a medicine ball.