fencing conditioning is a rather interesting activity. sure we do lots of footwork, etc. but Zoltan our Euro assistant coach has his own unique methods which i believe are called the Idiotic Hungarian Jumping Drills. They are not idiotic because they are uneffective, on the contrary, they are good aerobically and muscularly. they are idiotic because we look like mentally deficient hyperactive bonobos while doing them. one drill in particular is incredibly ridiculous. we have to run the length of the gym ‘high-knees’ style while windmilling both arms in opposite directions. what i like least though is the one legged jumping. its fine for my right leg but it absolutely destroys my left leg. acetaminophen and ice only do so much.
in other news, the quest for grad school continues.