Posts Tagged ‘practice’


The first time I drew a crowed tricking…

March 27, 2009

Was awesome! Now mind, I’m still a total noob, but this made me realize how impressed most people are just if you can do a proper tornado kick, or a cartwheel with good form. I was at the Reach For The Future youth leadership training camp (I’m not 100% sure they called it a training camp, but I think that was it), Which, by the way, is freaking awesome (you have to be in the FNL volunteer group to go, which is in nearly every county, but only in california). In any case, I was practicing kicks and cartwheels on a patch of grass, when a guy comes up and asks me what I’m doing, so I explain what tricking is (always kind of annoying) and aks him if he’d like to learn a little. He said yes, and I started teaching him to do a cartwheel, soon enough there were a couple people watching us, then another guy showed up said “I bet I could do that”, and did. After a while, we had a crowed of 8 or so watching us from near by, and maybe 5 more watching us from windows in this hotel(really old fancy place, all the girls stayed there during the camp, the guys got lousy cabins. >.<) overlooking the patch of grass, and like 5 guys participating (including a cheerleader, and a dancer, the dancer had a great b-kick), although still, no one there could do anything more advanced then a front hand spring.

We probably ended up practicing for about 20 minutes to a half hour, it was a hell of a lot of fun,  the whole camp was, but that still stands out in my mind weeks later.

Anyway, the reason I didn’t write and updates when I said I would was that I promptly sprained my wrist after that, and now I haven’t done anything for a while.

And sorry for the lack of spell-checking and fixed grammar, but I just want to get an update written and out there!



A little Q&A

March 8, 2008

I took a look at a list of what people typed in the search engine of their choice to arrive at this site, and i noticed that a few if the things they searched for were either completely unrelated, or they were related but we didn’t have any information on the things they searched. Anyway, what this means is i grabbed a couple things, turned them into an FAQ and I’m going to try and answer them.

1) “how soon after mixing protein shake”

A)i can only assume this means “hows soon should you drink a protein shake after mixing it?”and the answer is…*drum roll*…..within 30 minutes.

2)good tricking workout

A) Apparently someone was looking for a good tricking workout routine, well there isn’t really one, you need to strength your legs and abbs for the most part. But the rest of your body needs training too. Anyway, what a good workout will be varies from person to person, for me, a good workout is 20-30 mins of push ups, leg lifts, squats, a few ankle exercises, a couple other things, and some after workout stretching.

3)muscle memory tutorial

a) Apparently this brought someone to tricking haze, well i could do a muscle memory tutorial, or i could like to this video(its the 6th one down) that taught me just about everything i know on the subject

4) what should you mix with protein shakes

a) Anything you like, i put in granola, banana, various other fruits, its fine to put in just about anything edible, excluding the obvious like soda or ice cream.

5) where do you go to practice tricking?

a) I practice tricking in my back yard, however, whenever you can learn in a gymnasium.

6) who jumps higher tall or short people

a)They both can jump the same height, however taller people can get there center of gravity farther off the ground, the result is if a 5ft tall person and a 6ft tall person jump three feet off the ground the six foot tall person might actually get their body five feet off the ground where as the 5ft tall person would get their body four feet off the ground. That’s it more or less, though I’m no expert on this.



The most frustrating thing about tricking and exercising

March 2, 2008

The most frustrating thing about both tricking and exercising is that doing ‘more’ doesn’t necessarily make you better, if you’ve already tricked for an hour in a day, then later suddenly get inspired, you can’t go practice some more, or at least, if you do, your only going to get worse, or injure yourself. The same goes for exercising, you have to make a plan and stick with it, if you’ve already done all your exercise for the day, you shouldn’t go and do more, you will end up breaking down your muscles, rather then strengthening them.

Its some times its a relief that more doesn’t equal better, other times its just really frustrating that you can’t do more of what you like.

– Yakri