More advice for drills

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  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Rookie

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    OK, you all know that I cannot get a ride to the club to fence so I do 100 lunges a day in the garage.

    I have recently added a tennis ball hung from the ceiling and swing it like a pendulum and try and get in hits and disengage when it is next to my blade.

    Here is the issue. Lately I just seem to be leaning to the left (I'm left handed and a wheelie) moreas a remise then a series of lunges and it seems all I have done is crack the plaster on the wall.

    I just seem to be slower over all. Of course I think I might have had a TIA last week, but I am fine now, just slower. I am seeing the Dr. before I fence in the Crescent City Open.

    Bah, any suggestions for drills? Use a mirror? Make myself reset each time? Anyone? , Anyone? Bueller?
     
  2. TBean

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    Drills are only useful if done correctly. At this moment don't worry about speed, worry about being correct. Fix that lean - even that means slowing down further. If you think that mirror would help use that to be sure you are returning to a proper guard, sitting up in your chair, and lunging straight. Think about being smooth in your actions - your new mantra could be: slow is smooth, smooth will be fast.
     
  3. Greybeard

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    Or, when we fence, would you pretend to be the wall? Thanks
     

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