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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:30 pm    Post subject: I need exercises improving coordination Reply with quote

any ideas, web sites, etc?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be more specific about coordination.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the plyometrics and medicine ball type exercises would be a good place to start. Lots of books and videos to choose from... They'll cover the basics of core strength, agility, coordination, etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, if it's that type of coordination then I know a few workouts. One workout is the classic tire-step that soccer players go over oftenly. Another type of workout is to run in a shape on the field. For example, run a triangle on the field without turning your body. That means that you need to run laterally, diagonally, etc. You can also do slaloms. Look into football, soccer, and basketball training. Afterall, those sports are all about coordination.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh, if it's that type of coordination then I know a few workouts. One workout is the classic tire-step that soccer players go over oftenly. Another type of workout is to run in a shape on the field. For example, run a triangle on the field without turning your body. That means that you need to run laterally, diagonally, etc. You can also do slaloms. Look into football, soccer, and basketball training. Afterall, those sports are all about coordination.

I must be specific -- I do agree!
I could never get that step and I have a problem with cross-country skier exercise as well as I can swim forward crawl only in an uneven but otherwise proper way.
I used to play goally and defender: my eye--and--hand, eye--and--leg coordination is fine. I can even work with my left and right hands at the same time.
However, my cross coordination is bad!
I mean left hand right leg or vice versa.

I do believe that the easiest way to get over it would be to swim forward crawl a lot and slowly get into the proper even movement. Smile

The cross--county skier exercise and the dash drills made me at 1st more "robotic," and I did recover to an "android" level Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's "goalie" - Iknow, it happens to me too on other words Laughing

Swimming is a great way to move your arms and legs, I agree. Martial arts may work too.

I myself have great news, I achieved the side splits for the first time! They took soooo long to get down, but I finally made it. This is off topic, but I reccomend you get into the splits. They help with a bunch of things; dancing, flexibility, etc. The basic way is to first start off with stretching each calf muscle, hamstring muscle, quad muscle, glute muscle, and then do a butterfly stretch. Each one is held for 30 seconds. Then you do each type of splits; side, right-front, and left-front, each held 60 seconds. Repeat that 3 times, then end with the individual stetches.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:10 am    Post subject: Training program Reply with quote

Hi

I've just joined the group. Since 2004 I've been running for fun (1 hour a day) but now I'm planning to takie part in Cracovia Maraton. I have just 4 weeks to improve my condition. Any suggestion ahow to develop training program?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With only 4 weeks to go until an event as long as a marathon, all you can do with a new training program is get too sore to race... Better to just continue on with what you've been doing up to this point and build a bit more mileage if possible.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed really not much you can do - Hays in the barn at this point... be comfortable get a longer run in this weekend (nothing crazy) and enjoy it
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to a lecture about increasing your balance and strength. It was geared around the ski season, but the training routine will kick your butt into shape: http://www.hawaiianshirtray.com/training-exercise/increasing-strength-endurance-through-balance-training/

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