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I am limp-wristed (but stiff bodied) - Tactical Ninja

Aug. 30th, 2012

09:35 am - I am limp-wristed (but stiff bodied)

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So now I can balance my body on one arm. The internet tells me this is called a one-armed elbow lever although in my class they call it 'crocodile'. I am weirded out by how many of these moves are named after animals that they don't resemble at all.

Anyway, it looks like this:



If you don't have a convenient horse around, you can do it on stands, or if you're me, on the ground. Because the ground is always there. I'm better at it on the right side, but aim to be able to do both. Also, now would probably be a good time to get some wrist straps because while balancing on both hands hurts a fair bit, balancing on one could possibly do damage. I am fairly small boned compared to my weight and today's the first day I've had residual pain in my wrists from doing this. I have a friend who's currently limited in what he can do because of wrist issues and fuck that. I am finally getting somewhere, feeling accomplished with this stuff, and I'm blowed if I want to spend months recovering from an injury and lose it all. So yeah, anyone know where I can get some of those?

The ones I see the Folks In The Know using look like a mini version of the ones they use for boxing (because they don't have to cover the hand, only the wrist) but the ones I see online are all powerlifting velcro jobbies and look nothing like what I see the circus folk using. I guess I could ask but yeah, endorphin overdose doesn't help with the remembering to when I'm there, eh?

I also have bruises on the inside of my pelvis. Because that's sexy, right?

And just so this post isn't all about my fascination with my bones, a conversation in my post about NZ's move to force beneficiaries to take drug tests has me wondering. Those of you who live in countries where there is a time limit on how long a person can claim welfare - what happens to the people whose time is up? I'm not going to hedge here, if the answer is 'they starve' then I think your government is failing, because I think the purpose of government is ensure the welfare of its people - that's why we pay tax - and if there is one person who isn't getting a minimum standard of care, then the government is failing.

Does that mean all governments are failing?

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From:pixiebelle
Date:August 29th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
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That's an impressive move! I would prefer being closet to the ground too.... No horses for me.

For my family, they've never really been restricted too much. For awhile there when my brother started getting social security because of his dad, my mom lost her benefits (she gets health coverage) and had to go through a bunch of hoops to prove that she'd be in bad shape without it. She got it back. </p>

But sadly, many people would say "let them starve". I've seen that message sprayed on Facebook "You can't afford food, you don't eat" was posted the other day. Sickening.

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From:slavezombie
Date:August 29th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
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That is a fancy form of planking.

Have you tried sporting goods stores. There's gotta be a dedicated biking gym that would have info on where to order. But now with Internet, you'd probably be better off googling keywords like boxing spirt wrist protector.

I doubt people starve. They probably just graduated to picking trash at fast food places

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dedicated boxing gym
Boxing sport wrist protector

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From:ferrouswheel
Date:August 29th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Often times the government reflects the people that voted them in, and the people reflect their education, and education reflects the government. So it's all a terrible ouroboros of fail.
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From:rivet
Date:August 30th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
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you kick arse. Just sayin'
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From:meathiel
Date:August 30th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
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Wow! Kudos!

Here ... welfare doesn't run out. It only just covers the basics but it seems people can live off it ...
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From:tatjna
Date:August 30th, 2012 10:39 am (UTC)
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I would say that the pain is caused by a bunch of tiny bones being squashed together under the weight of a person while being bent back at right angles. They weren't designed for this.

Given that 'getting conditioned to it' may be something that never happens, I figure the support that's being recommended by people who do it more than me might be a good thing to try.

If it doesn't help (bearing in mind here that I'm not doing a lot of hammer drilling or circular sawing either), then I might have to rethink my approach.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:August 30th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
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That is some super awesome move.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 30th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
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It's because of the horse.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:August 30th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
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It is being able to suspend yourself horizontally with less that three points of contact, probably.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 30th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Well yes, but horses make everything better!
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From:adam_0oo
Date:August 30th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Oh don't get me wrong, almost any of your circus moves would be heavily improved by including a horse in them, absolutely.
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From:goffburd
Date:September 4th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
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With our current government, those claiming welfare won't starve exactly, but if they continue making changes (tax breaks for the wealthy, accusing all welfare claimers of being leeches on the arse of society and removing their benefits) they may soon be.

I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook with people bitching about welfare and 'free' healthcare, and I don't understand what their problem is. They treat it like it's a bad thing, and I really don't understand why...
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