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L0s3r_r@v3r
L0s3r_r@v3r

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Location: Swansea, Ma (US)
Member Since: 17th May 2005
Total posts: 274
Posted:I've fallen so out of practice that it's depressing. Does anyone have any suggestions how to get back into the swing of things? Even if it's diet suggestions (I've become rather unhealthy and fat) I just don't feel like how I use to way way back when and would like some help!

Thanks!


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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Stretch and warm up before you start playing. I like to give my back a bit of a crackin to start with. Prolly not great for my back but thats what I do.

I'd suggest this



Cos its kinda funs and its a nice way to warm up and its got low frustration levels. ^_^


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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:I found poi like riding a bike. You never really forget how to do it and it hurts when you mess up.

Not much to add though, sorry.


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Stout
Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:I find spinning is much like going to the gym.

The hardest part is getting out the door.

Maybe it would help to think of your practice sessions as training ? Pick some abstract goal, like becoming the best in the world, aim high, settle for what FSM gives you.


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:Put on some music while you practice.

Find someone to spin with.

One thing that usually works for me is to load up a bowl of...tobacco and smoke some, spin until i hit myself really bad, smoke more back to spinning


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L0s3r_r@v3r
L0s3r_r@v3r

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Location: Swansea, Ma (US)
Member Since: 17th May 2005
Total posts: 274
Posted:Originally Posted By: PojePut on some music while you practice.

Find someone to spin with.

One thing that usually works for me is to load up a bowl of...tobacco and smoke some, spin until i hit myself really bad, smoke more back to spinning

I've been looking for people to spin with. there's not many people around me that spin. As well as I don't smoke- soooo that won't work. I tend to have time to myself only at the late portions of the night when everyone's asleep too.

I also keep telling myself "I'm doing this for me, not them." because as i was younger Poi was just something to show off over.


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:a way that might help you connect with people in yer area is to get on Tribe.net and look for a MA fire group, if not there are still a bunch of spinning groups and stuff you can join and get ideas from

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L0s3r_r@v3r
L0s3r_r@v3r

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Location: Swansea, Ma (US)
Member Since: 17th May 2005
Total posts: 274
Posted:I'll take a look, i know they exist. i use to spin with a few people at a club but that was like 3 years ago

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Pyrolific
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:Training anything is all about routine, knowing what you want, and how to achieve it.

What do you actually want to achieve out of spinning? start with this, and the rest will follow.

It sounds like you are looking for health benefits - if so, you might want to consider doing a yoga class, and then hitting the poi. This will develop your flexibility and core strength, as well as give you a chance to 'centre and relax' your mind, in preparedness for moving meditation (poi).


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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:All down to motivation... you've either got bettter things to do or you don't really want to do it... Seems to be the way with me anyway.

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L0s3r_r@v3r
L0s3r_r@v3r

enthusiast
Location: Swansea, Ma (US)
Member Since: 17th May 2005
Total posts: 274
Posted:Yeah, my motivation has been lacking- but today might of changed it. I did a class presentation on Poi and demonstrated ^^ got oo's and ahh's

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cleezy
cleezy

journeyman
Location: augusta, georgia, united state...
Member Since: 20th Apr 2009
Total posts: 58
Posted:spin with a friend and with music

somedays i dont feel like working out... but i tell myself atleast 5 mins... after awhile you get into and go for hours. its like eating potato chips!
maybe the same thing can be applied to poi


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cleezy
cleezy

journeyman
Location: augusta, georgia, united state...
Member Since: 20th Apr 2009
Total posts: 58
Posted:ooooo
watch awesome poi vids too!
i don't know if it will have the same effect on ppl who arent begginers


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L0s3r_r@v3r
L0s3r_r@v3r

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Location: Swansea, Ma (US)
Member Since: 17th May 2005
Total posts: 274
Posted:I still watch the video that motivated me to begin doing Poi past the 'beginner' stage. So great ^^

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bentforkx
bentforkx

Should I be spinning around my poi, or should my poi be spinning around me???
Location: Victoria, BC
Member Since: 25th Oct 2007
Total posts: 42
Posted:Originally Posted By: L0s3r_r@v3rI still watch the video that motivated me to begin doing Poi past the 'beginner' stage. So great ^^

What video would that be???


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L0s3r_r@v3r
L0s3r_r@v3r

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Location: Swansea, Ma (US)
Member Since: 17th May 2005
Total posts: 274
Posted:I got it off here but i'm not sure it's still up- i think tis' called "Ryan spin"

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