Improvement

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Flaming_Dorito
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Improvement

Postby Flaming_Dorito » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:52 pm

When i was young, i used to be really good at climbing small obstacles like trees and small hills, now i can't. how can i improve myself?

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TheKnight
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Re: Improvement

Postby TheKnight » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:31 am

It's the same as any other activity. Just practice and get fit. When you're younger, your frame is smaller and so is your weight so it's easier to carry yourself. Your strength is greater than your weight when you're a thin kid. Most thin children are a lot more fit than thin adults because they actually play all day and run everywhere. As adults, you rarely climb and run around so your body isn't as used to it. You need to work out and practice.

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Re: Improvement

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:24 pm

There is no other substitute for practice. Practice as much as you can and that too with regular exercise that will improve your working stamina.Once you are able to re imbibe your lost muscle power you will surely come back in form.

Once you stop any activity for sometime your muscles lose the power they had earlier. But with regular exercise and practice you will get it back for sure.

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Re: Improvement

Postby Decentlady » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:41 pm

I feel the same as the OP. My agility has dramatically reduced as I feel my joints are getting rusted without much of activities. Sedentary lifestyle is killing ma body slowly. I still try to use treadmill everytime I can..

However, flexibility can only be obtained by stretching exercises like Yoga.

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Re: Improvement

Postby pwarbi » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:56 pm

Sadly I think that as we get older we can rarely do things as well as what we used to, and we simply have to get used to it. There are of course ways in which to keep ourselves fit, and we will still be able to walk, climb, sail, swim...whatever it is we do better than those of us the same age who have never attempted to do anything like that before, we just won't be able to compete with how WE used to be able to do it before.

Old age will come to us all, and it will limit us as to what we can do, but instead of it stopping you, maybe just find other ways of doing what you love instead. Our bodies might be older but our minds will be wiser!

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Re: Improvement

Postby harijobs » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:22 pm

My advice will be to keep practising and you will surely get it. When we were little we were physically active and flexible so it was easy to climb anything easily. But as we grow we stop playing and exercise regularly which makes us body a bit difficult to climb and other physical activities. So, keep practising my friend. Good luck.

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Re: Improvement

Postby pwarbi » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:52 pm

Knowing your capabilities is also important. When we was younger we would think nothing of trying things and failing, only to keep trying until we managed to do something, but as we get older we have to be more careful. I'm not saying we should curb our sense of adventure, but at the same time we are responsible for our own safety and if we are struggling to do something then we have to be able to accept sometimes that we simply can't do it.

If we can't get over that ridge or mountain, pick one that we can and are more comfortable with. I think that everyone can do everything to a certain extent. We just have to know our limits.

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Re: Improvement

Postby to7update » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:59 pm

Practice makes perfect, isn't it what we always ear? Sure, there is no such thing as perfect, but the more we practice, the more we prepare ourselves for what we do, the better we will perform in anything we do, including climbing.
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