'Reaction Training' Methods?
That site contains suggestions on how to train reaction speed. I read it, and it seems to make sense, but some of the methods (playing Nintendo DS, for example) seemed a little BS. What do you think?
I train my reaction at work and at home. It depends on the reaction time you want. At work we play slap hands when it gets real dead, and I tap the butter button(I work in a theater) with one hand and run my other hand under it and back without getting butter on my hand. I start from farther and farther back. I play Parappa the Rapper 2, Time Crisis 3, Dance Dance Revolution Supernova, and Virtua Fighter Evolution 4 at home, which all train reaction time of hands, feet, or fingers. I go as far as far as performing burpees with finger pushups, picking up and dropping my 5 pound protein jug, doing ab wheel rollouts, clap pullups, or power overs in between levels on these games, part of my greasing the groove program, but it also keeps me fast and alert. Think I'm crazy? Try it!
I also take 6 pound boxes of candy at work that I can barely grasp with my small hands and hold them in lat raise positions while walking around the concession stand, clean and press, swing, snatch, and high pull 35 pound bags of popcorn, military press the benches people sit on, and randomly grab smaller co workers I'm good friends with and zercher squat them, or carry them for time. I wish I wasn't kidding. It seems really weird and out there when I write it all down like this.
I've heard of a few of those excersises, but the dodgeball one is new. Sounds concieveable. Not to mention kinda fun.
i used to be the dodgeball masta at high school. prolly cos im so damn thin.
you know the best way to develop reactions for fighting? dont tell anyone i told you, its a BIG secret. ok here goes.
1. get a friend
2. get some sparring gear
3. get them to hit you
4. - and this is the tricky bit- try not to get hit
it might sound pretty crazy but trust me, it works! much better than playing fucking video games or DDR. although you do shotokan so this probably never happens at your school so heres one you can do with pads-
while doing padwork get your partner to throw a random punch right after you finish your combination. make sure he is actually aiming at your face. you dodge. this can take a while for you not to just repeatedly get smacked in the face but once you can do it with some modicum of skill not only will you look like a badass but it will help your evasion a lot.
Wow, i didn't seriously think dodgeball would be on there.
to play alone, get one of those blue raquetballs, and throw it really hard at stuff and try to catch it. those balls bounce back with good velocity, so it's tricky.
I also recommend you do this anywhere but your own house. The little blue dots on the wall are tough to remove, so do this only at your friends place or other public locations.
I dunno man...think about it. Japanese people invented DDR...Japanese people invented ninjas...
Originally Posted by Alex
Ever wondered why ninjas are so quick? Well I think we've found the answer!
We don't get hit in Judo. There's a flaw in your theorem now Alex! WHATCHAGONNADO? Better take yo vitamins and say yo prayers!
how would you know, you dont train anyway. **** off. actually, i believe you about training using parappa the rapper and DDR, that sounds like the retarded **** you would do in place of any actual hard training.
Wait....was that directed at me?
...Why...Why would you say that?
EDIT:Yeah. just read previous posts. Evidently, it's not directed at me. My day just got a whole lot happier now.
Last edited by srichards; 2/15/2007 5:39am at .
flash is an old hand at retardation, my tirade of pointless abuse was thrown in his direction not yours ;)