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Masquerade
newbie

Member Since: 6th Oct 2006
Total posts: 3
Posted:I just started staffing, currently ive got a 4 foot staff that im practicing with. Ive noticed that it gets tiring really quick, and I was wondering if there is a training regiment anyone could recommend.

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:slow it down and stop spinning like a mentalist ubblol

i don't think there is a training regiment really it's just something you build upto


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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:erm....... keep spinning smile

4 years down the line you will go for days biggrin

ubbrollsmile


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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simta
simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
Total posts: 1182
Posted: Written by: ravehead


slow it down



prob the best advice ever


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:No, surely the best advice ever is "Dont play leapfrog with unicorns"? umm

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ado-p
ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:Practise everything in both hands, in both directions. It will help to keep you balanced and you wont develop repetitive stress as much from always doing the same thing, in the same hand.

Whats the staff made from? I have two 1.4m Aliminium staffs and find the weight ok. Though I do remember my arms getting tired in the beginning.

If you feel your muscles getting tired then try working a differrent move that doesnt hurt for a while...

Try doubles smile That'll learn ya wink


Love is the law.

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DavidJNolan
DavidJNolan

Precision instrument of speed and aromatics
Location: Vienna
Member Since: 21st Aug 2006
Total posts: 240
Posted:Get yourself a stupidly heavy staff and train with that for a bit. It will build up your muscles so your normal staff is easy.

Hurts a bit if you hit yourself tho


Not a spinner!

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I agree, my staffs are quite heavy and that helps, but I agree with ravehead *shudder* slow it down and go for precision more than speed.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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jackyneo
member
Location: singapore
Member Since: 5th Mar 2006
Total posts: 48
Posted:sometime u should be keep moving and your hand will not get tired so easly...if you are keep doing the same thing your hand will get tired for sure,just keep doing other patten that will make u spin much more longer..

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Just going to chuck my 2p in...

Personally if I was new to staff I wouldn't use a heavy staff until I'd been spinning for a while and had good technique down. - otherwise you risk doing serious damage to your wrist as the muscles won't have built up...

Don't forget, staff (and poi) are both pretty physical, so if you've not been doing much other exercise before you'll find it pretty knackering smile


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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blazed_scooby
newbie
Location: vancouver
Member Since: 9th Nov 2006
Total posts: 16
Posted:slow it down find a few local staff spinners then watch and learn

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Flame Boy
Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1508
Posted:Spin faster!!!!!
Really really fast biggrin
For longer!
Twice as long!!!
Push yourself!!!
Beat the pain!!!!!
Be the best you can be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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Zolgar_the_Insane
Zolgar_the_Insane

Member

Member Since: 22nd Nov 2006
Total posts: 22
Posted:Well, I am clearly no expert on this matter:

But I agree, get a heavier stick to work with when practicing, you'll build up more muscle and your light staff will feel like nothing when you're working with it.

Do make sure to stay in practice with the light one too. Because it will respond differently..

Also a plus, is when you've smacked yourself with a heavy stick alot, you'll find the light stick doesn't hurt as much. wink


There's a fine line between genius and insanity.

.... I ran away from the genius side.

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted: Written by: ado-p


Practise everything in both hands, in both directions. It will help to keep you balanced and you wont develop repetitive stress as much from always doing the same thing, in the same hand.

Whats the staff made from? I have two 1.4m Aliminium staffs and find the weight ok. Though I do remember my arms getting tired in the beginning.

If you feel your muscles getting tired then try working a differrent move that doesnt hurt for a while...

Try doubles smile That'll learn ya wink



this is what you should listen to wink

just practicing more doing different moves and you'll build up the muscles. if you get a staff thats too heavy you can risk straining something or injury by hitting yourself.

most importantly SLOW IT DOWN. precision makes it less tiring.


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:be slow and if you get stuck on something move on, otherwise you'll tire out those muscles and then feel worse,
use both hands (stupid me my right arm hurts)for equal development, maybe even practice with your weak hand more


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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-sandy-
-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 716
Posted:Some good advice here. I would advise against going straight to a heavy staff though, i did this when i first started spinning and caused some fairly serious back strain.
Also its a really good idea to warm up before spinning so you are less likly to pull/ strain anything and you will keep the muscles you are excercising suple and not get all achey after.


"Don't do it naked!"

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:ditto good call
and don't do1move too often as you will overwork 1muscle group andmaybe strain yourself


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:oooh but that is how i get the muscle memory

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:true but you should work other muscle groups whilst you rest the ones you used repeatedly. building 1 set of muscles with the detrimrement of others can cause disalignment or if you Build the muscles unevenly (we are talking large) then you can look like a weirdo wink )

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:me and large muscles, now that is funny ubblol

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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tim_marston
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Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 614
Posted:2 peices of advice,listen or ignore them at your will

dont work in advertising it will eat away at your soul(sorry dude my mum is a hippy)

pick your own speed and style of twirling

good luck
tim


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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:i shouldn't work in advertising...i was planning on working in advertising? but it's fun telling people what to buy, and since i have christian values... *insert evil laugh*

do they sell foam tape, my head hurts


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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tim_marston
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Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 614
Posted:on a more serious note,
i strongly advise stretching and some cardio exercises befdore you start practising and more stretches and slow movements to warm down after training


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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:i was being serious...do they sell foam tape, i panic duck and hit my head often

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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tim_marston
addict

Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 614
Posted:lol
pain is a great teacher,but you could try pipe lagging or carpet pieces


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acidchild
acidchild

member

Member Since: 3rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 117
Posted:Faith, Home depot or walmart should have foam pipe insulation, actualy I'm shure I have some laying around my garage you could use for that.

Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.

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