let me preface this by saying this isn't something I usually do...
in like 10+ years
been on mats pretty much my whole life till I got older & brokenated
I moved to a suburb above NYC 3 years ago and switched towns to where we live now.
I no longer 'train' just weight room crap ( booooring) and there are a few HS/college kids who wrestle a few kids who box some BJJ types - seems like everyone right...
and one speeded out kid who plays judo
( he might be a post of his own comes to the gym in sweats and a seacrest shirt straight from doing dishes where ever he works)
these kids spot me
when I am doing mobility shit or warming up and do some tumbling
neck bridges cartwheels and shit occasionally the old as fuck judo tournament shirt
one kid I like allot- he wrestles for this town at heavyweight weighs like 230
I was fucking around with a trx and he was doing bear crawls with a sled loaded up.
gotta like a kid like that.
fast forward - one or two of the kids ask me about wresling/judo and when I say college was like 20 years ago - they then ask a million questions about training etc
the joys of delayed puberty- you look youthful even when banged up.
so one kid who boxes , kick boxes etc and actually competes asked about front squats and we spoke about that a little bit today I was doing something right near where the heavy bag is
and he goads me into hitting the bag with him-
so first he demonstrates very basic 1-2 1-1-2 and 1-2-3
can I say BASIC
then he gets me to do it.
when did I get so slooooow and soooo white
his are like 1212121121212 112112112 123123 1235
mine are like 1
we worked with 'pads' his hands and then moved to the heavy bag.
very soon he had me moving better and with better speed
he felt I had decent rotation and knew how to sit in my punches
and timing- but the rhythm is off.
like not even there
I cant handle the riddim
surprisingly this felt good- on my shoulders- where in the past its felt awful