peglegholly - fractured skull & titanium plate

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Post by PegLegHolly » 30 Oct 2008 01:04

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Post by PoisonTaffy » 30 Oct 2008 01:27

Is it ok to ask you to elaborate a bit about your back issue, how you presented footbag to your doctor, and what precautions he recommended?
I've got budding footbag friend who's got back problems as well, and she won't see a doctor because she's convinced he'll tell her footbag is an absolute no-no.
I'm really encouraged to see your doctor say it's ok, so I'm thinking it might convince my friend to see her doctor as well!

Other than that, your plan sounds good. However, repetition alone is only one factor. May I suggest taking short video snaps of yourself doing the , and look at them in slow-mo to see what's going on. If you're going to practice 100 toe stalls without being aware of how it looks from the side, it may ingrain bad habits.
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Post by mosher » 30 Oct 2008 06:27

yay!!! we're all glad to have you back!!

I'm so excited you're coming to NYJ too!

Have fun re-learning footbag! :)
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Post by Frank_Sinatra » 30 Oct 2008 06:31

Woot! Hoot?! Glad to see you're "bag with a vengeance" ha ha ha... ahem.

What you're doing footbag-wise is really cool.

NYJ!!!

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Post by Elliott » 30 Oct 2008 10:56

welcome back holly. i hope to see you in the circle soon.

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Post by PegLegHolly » 30 Oct 2008 13:24

my back problems do not derive from footbag, so anything you read here does not mean your friend has this problem. my problem is i hunch over my computer all day and that causes my muscle between my shoulder blades to contract. the doctor i went to is actually a sports medicine doctor, and he said its okay to footbag because im going to be doing physical therapy. i actually showed him some videos of me that i have up on myspace. what happens with me and my doctor might not happen with your friend.

so heres some pictures from today at school:

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footbag stuff soon. ive been playing with my squishy aiden bag!
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Post by Zjeezy » 30 Oct 2008 14:25

Cool pics Holly!! The one of Brian really makes me laugh.

Bring a footbag for me to buy at NYJ, if possible I would like the same color scheme as the 2 I already have, just slightly modified. Ill shoot you a pm with a pic.

And you almost spelled my name right. Its actually spelled Zach "Awesome" Jahner.
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Post by mc » 30 Oct 2008 17:45

beautiful bottle design!

I hope I can work out something for NYJ!
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Post by Asmus » 30 Oct 2008 23:49

Hey Holly.

I am to hear your back in the game. Welcome.

Maybe you could get something out of reading this:
http://modified.in/footbag/viewtopic.php?t=17541

Sounds like your plan is what we all should do.

I get some of the same pain as you (from computering) could you post the excercises (sp?) please?

I wish I could go to NYJ someday.

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Post by Pyroman924 » 31 Oct 2008 13:06

You guys look like you're doing great! I'm glad things are going well and you are gettibng a fresh start! 8 ) I hope all continues to go well for you. :P
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Post by PegLegHolly » 06 Nov 2008 08:46

Okay, so I had a request to share what the physical therapists are telling me.

When I went in on Tuesday, they started out by "mapping" my back. They informed me that my right wing (harhar) is large. She then put me on a bicycle for arms, and asked me to pedal backwards. The first time I went I was on the bike for 5 minutes, and they are gradually moving me to longer times.

They then took me over to this rubber band thing.
Pretty much, they are giant rubber bands, that are different colors. The different colors have different tensions and resistances. Here's what they look like with old people:
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She then taught me some very useful stretches. I can;t do video for you, but essentially what you do is bend forward and put your right hand behind your left knee and "arch your back like a scared cat". lol. This will stretch the muscle on the right side of your back between your shoulder blade and your spine. Hold for 30 seconds. Then switch to your left side. Fairly simple.

They then gave me my own thera-bands, and a sheet of paper with what to do. Here is the paper:
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I'm pretty sore, needless to say. It's got me using muscles that I don't normally use. The whole purpose is for back strengthening, and they say that will help my posture.

After all that, they put electrodes on my back and gave me shock therapy. I hated it. The next time I went I asked them just to skip that part all together.


They have this really cool pool that has a treadmill underwater that helps strengthen the part of your back that is above water. Pretty nifty.


I'm working on atw's now. It's like my left leg doesn't want to dex in circles, but in squares. I need to practice the dex without a bag.
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Post by Zjeezy » 07 Nov 2008 08:26

I use those old people resistnace bands for my ankle. I also used it for my knee when i messed it up.

Hotel room should be booked by the end of next week. I told the 2 randoms that want to come to tell my by the end of the week or they need to worry about getting their own rooms.
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Post by PegLegHolly » 24 Jul 2009 19:18

long time. again.

went to cic bday jam... was the first time i had actually tried footbag in a year and a half. first session felt amazing and i felt a lot more confident in my set heights and consistency. my back is much much better.

second session i hit symp mirage and illusion. both new tricks.

third session i didnt hit anything new. i did pull off a 6 contact string with bsos legovers.

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some notes from monday's session:
todays session:
atw out>in
atw in>out
opp atw out>in
clipper
opp clipper
clipper>toe
opp clipper>toe
butterfly>toe

challenges not completed:
ss mirage x4 - nathan
opp butterfly>toe - nathan

requests:
rakes - reid
illusions - self
opp pickups & legovers - self/jon nagela
clippers btb - self


there will be more kicking when i get off work. its a good feeling when i start paying attention to set height without thinking about it. my motivation level is high.

need to stretch more.
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today's session notes:
atw bsos (out>in)
strong side atw in>out
ss mirage
mirage
legover
ss legover
pickup
ss pickup
clipper>opp toe (bs)
toe stalls x 35
strong clipper x 4 (for some reason the plant between contacts throws me off)
ss mirage>mirage x5!!! my first 10 contact string! this is a record for me!

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chicago was great. cant wait to move there in december. noticed some flaws in my quantums while i was up there... and decided to finally pull out my lavers...
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i was really concerned about getting back into footbag in chicago, but not having someone to kick with back in tennessee. my problem was solved today, as it appears lee van sickle is NO LONGER INJURED! LEE VAN SICKLE IN THE HOUUUUSSEEEEEE!!!!
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Post by Mgrant » 25 Jul 2009 03:27

Totally jealous of your skillz.....





And those Lavers! Rockin'!

Glad your back at it and kickin butt. Also excited for the hollybag! I'm thinking a real footbag will help motivate my lazy ass to get out and practice more. Thanks!
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Post by Frank_Sinatra » 25 Jul 2009 10:14

Props on the 10 contacts! Those lavers are purty.

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Post by Reid » 25 Jul 2009 10:50

yeah props. Keep working those drills and consecutive moves and it will come.
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Post by PegLegHolly » 29 Jul 2009 18:05

lee van sickle is apparently back in the game and has been for some time. thanks to facebook, i have been able to get a hold of him and now i have someone to kick with! we kicked today and it twas amazing. he has such a clean and smooth style... rediculous.

heres how today and the past few sessions have been:
clippers of course. need to watch that video clavens made on those
toe game... mirages, legovers, and pickups... same side as well
atws... cant get the hang of in>out
guays
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longest string today was 7 contacts. not bad. some bsos legovers in there
:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: STOMPING DOUBLE LEGOVER!!! my first double dex!!! it went toe set, plant, jump with both feet, ss miraging legover!! so much fun! it only rolled off my toe like 5 times before i sealed it twice! i would have liked to link something to it but i was in such shock i didnt know what to do other than catch it haha.
atw>mirage>ssmirage>rpt
consecutive weak clippers
clipper>sspickup
clipper>sslegover
clipper>ssmirage
illusions
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Post by Reid » 29 Jul 2009 18:54

congrats on your first double dex!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by PegLegHolly » 05 Aug 2009 11:35

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLpeUbMN8o[/youtube]
been recording my solo sessions to see what all im doing wrong and right.

small tricks were included because they are flip, and i am happy about them. stupid dlo rolls of the toe... ill hit it for the camera soon though

i hope i dont regret posting this
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Post by Rieferman » 05 Aug 2009 12:16

I thought your mirage drills looked really good. When you missed, it was only because the set got too far away from you - that's easy to fix/focus on.
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