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  1. Admles is offline

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    5/04/2004 6:38am


     Style: BJJ, Muay Thai

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    Getting lighter on my feet

    The subject pretty much says it all.

    My problem is, altho I have good hand speed / technique, I'm very heavy on my feet.

    Anyone have any advice on improving this?
  2. much love is offline

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    5/04/2004 7:09am


     Style: Jazzercise

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    jump rope

    dance a jig while working the speed bag

    hint: train to music with a rythem you can groove to
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    5/04/2004 7:16am


     

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    you do an art where the weight is 60-80% on the back foot, that might explain something
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    5/04/2004 7:19am


     Style: Jazzercise

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    is this true Amles?

    Is your weight always or mostly on the back?
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    5/04/2004 7:28am


     Style: BJJ, Muay Thai

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    depends on what we are doing

    but for sparring its 50-50
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    5/04/2004 7:29am


     Style: Jazzercise

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    Originally posted by Admles
    depends on what we are doing
    good answer

    have you spent time jumping rope and working the speed bag?
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    5/04/2004 7:43am


     Style: BJJ, Muay Thai

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    I tried doing skipping rope for a while, but I get really bad shin splints :(

    Is the speed bag that helpful? Because I've been considering getting one for home for a while now......
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    5/04/2004 7:46am


     Style: Beverly Hills Ninjitsu

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    I'd also recommend the "Speed Bag Bible" video. It kicks some MAJOR ass.
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    5/04/2004 7:53am


     Style: Jazzercise

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    unless your shins or feet are just terrible, I recomend giving it another try

    wear shoes with good support and jump on a mat

    those jig saw puzzle mats work well

    and the speed bag rocks!

    play with different rythems and weight displacement

    think weight on left, weight on right alternating to the rythem

    progressively get more complex left, left right right
    left right left left right left right right and so on

    have fun meditate with it

    on the speed bag you can work patterns with your hands as well as feet
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     Style: Uechi Ryu, MMA, boxing

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    I tend to be lead footed sometimes too. In my style(still good nontheless), most of what we do is plantigrade(whole foot on the ground), with the exception of the cat stance, a tardigrade stance(partially). It's liek comparing a Grizzly bear's stance to that of the Siberian tiger. Both animals have been known to weigh several hundred pounds, the former even going over 1000. The tiger, due to walking in a tardigrade(on its' toes) is quicker on the get up and go but the grizzly is a lot harder to knock down. However, the grizzly can still outrun a horse over a short distance, it just can not cut corners as well as the tiger. Basically, the heavy footedness means you shouldn 't have too much problems w/stability. So try to get more feeling on the balls of your feet., even if you train w/steeltoes. just don't bounce(at least not all the time). If you train w/heavy shoes a lot, try a lighter shoe, such as wrestling shoes. You'll notice a difference in your footwork, be it stance, jump(if applicable) and kick.
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