Anyone else doesnt mind doing monotonous drills over and over??

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  1. sourdiesel209

    sourdiesel209 Green Belt

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    I dunno why but I dont really mind practicing 1 specific thing like the 1-2, for example... For hours on end until it is perfect... This is how I learned to slip to the left and surprised my coach once but he claimed I got lucky lol

    Anyways I kinda get stuck on certain punch till it feels right... Already feel a great left hook, uppercuts, jab and currently on the straight right...

    I also tend to shadowbox all day, everywhere (but not on public of course lmao)... Any else relate or am I the only crazy motherfucker
     
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  2. Polarity

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    I tend to do this with a new drill or piece of equipment. I will spend all day trying to nail it. For example when I learnt to skip/jump rope. For the first couple of days I was doing ALL day because I was so keen to get a good rhythm going.

    As for shadowboxing I think a few people do this lol, whether I'm making a cup of tea or am on the way to another room in the house I often start randomly shadowboxing :)
     
  3. aries

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    It's boring as hell but once you fully understand the benefits of why you are doing it, boring doesn't even come into it.
     
  4. Nuclearlandmine

    Nuclearlandmine Shreddin' Double Yellow Card

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    Can't do it. Rather split up my training to different drills i could do in short burst to keep it varied and interesting. Probably side effects of having a short attention span.
     
  5. DivineComedy

    DivineComedy Green Belt

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    Yeah, at first, but when you spend months doing the same thing like stances or a jab, meh, you get used to it.
     
  6. sourdiesel209

    sourdiesel209 Green Belt

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    yeah it becomes part of your routine... I just cant let it go when a movement doesnt feel right lol
     
  7. PeterPain

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    Could never do that.
    Can kick a bag for days tho.
    My longest train was around 4 houres.
    There was a pool a sweat under me.

    Need to work more on the arms :(
     
  8. MadSquabbles500

    MadSquabbles500 Steel Belt

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    I prefer to just spar and roll, and when I find a deficiency, I will go off somewhere and work on it by myself for just a little bit. I cannot do solo drills for too long. My mind starts to wander LOL.

    I realize this is how it is for me in every sport. I play hockey, and I absolutely hate going through the motions while practicing by myself. I much rather play the game, than do just a little conditioning, or do a partner drill during stick and puck times.
     
  9. sourdiesel209

    sourdiesel209 Green Belt

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    Yeah in the perfect world I'd rather sparr than do monotonous drills lol But sometimes when you get a lil bit too much free time, I find myself doing this shit for like 30 minutes straight.. I got a heavy bag at home so I practice the technique there too
     
  10. airman20012001

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    I remember my first time I went to the gym and the teacher said "grab a rope" I was like no problem. looked around and peoples ropes were on fire, I got about 3 rounds before catching. Took me about 2 or 3 weeks before I got good, I love rope now. Best way to loosen up and elevate your heart rate before a good work out.

    As to the original question I dont mind I like drilling things till I own them.:icon_evil
     
  11. bowlie

    bowlie Purple Belt

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    I dont mind either. I do taekwondo too and the guys there always want to try new fancy spinning kicks. I prefer to do one thing till its perfect.
     
  12. DoctorTaco

    DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    I'm going to work on my footwork, punches, kicks, and combinations until the day I hang up my gloves.

    There is no 'good enough' and there sure as hell isn't 'perfect' for me
     
  13. MadSquabbles500

    MadSquabbles500 Steel Belt

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    My childhood was the perfect world. I used to just go grab a couple of kids who lived nearby, go to some backyard or open area just have a royal rumble (mostly wrestling mixed with some light smacking, and kicking eat other in the rear end).
     
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  14. TheHereticJay

    TheHereticJay I scoff at your belt rankings

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    With grappling I can drill something as minute as simply locking up a triangle after already in a "diamond guard" of sorts on a partner for days and never get tired of it. Striking, I get bored throwing 1-2 combos after about 3 combos and I wanna start adding in hooks and uppercuts and blah blah blah...all the stuff I don't need to worry about at that time.
     
  15. InZain

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    I LOVE to drill my techniques. Like they say "Drillers are killers". I feel it allows me to build faster muscle memory!
     
  16. Pearse Shields

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    I don't mind doing drills at all, because they help me be a better fighter. I enjoy spending a round working just one combination or technique, trying to really get the feel for it.
     

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