Fencing Conditioning

Tuesday, 24 September 2002

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.