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Warm up
I'm so happy. We got a new director and she actually came up with an exact warmup we're supposed to do and it includes running. It's really good for our gym b/c a lot of girls weren't really warming up. They would come in, sit down in a straddle, and pretend to stretch.
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That's what the people in the teens class would at my gym lol. And actually some people do that during open gym too. not a good idea! It's nice to have a coach that knows what they're doing, as long as they're not bossy for no reason and will listen to you.
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[quote=haley]It's nice to have a coach that knows what they're doing, as long as they're not bossy for no reason and will listen to you.[/quote] Ya, I like coaches that don't get in your face, you know. it's good that they have plans though, and care.
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Yeah, our new director has so many new ideas. She's an amazing coach-she just knows so much. But she's really nice about it. I actually knew her as a boss first (b/c I coach) and as a coach second, but she's great both ways.
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We do splits and then oversplits in warm-up and again at the end of practice, more oversplits at the end than in the beginning. Plus a bit of conditioning in warm-up too. Besides running, stretching, etc. Do you guys do some conditioning in warm-up too?
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Usually, yes. one of the coaches' favorites is three sets of 15 8-count burpies and then fifty v-ups. Also splits, oversplits sometimes.
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What are 'burpies'? arch-ups or hollow rocks?
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There are 8 counts. I'll try to explain but it's kind of hard. You squat down in sitting tuck position(1), bounce your legs back to push-up position(2), back to squat(3), back to push-up(4), do a push up(5, 6), back to squat(7), straight jump (8). Hope you can get it out of that! :D
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Oh ya, I got it, thanks. We do something similar: straight jump, to backwards roll, to straight jump again. :D
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Some groups do timed running for 10 minutes, some are more laid back and don't time running, or are by the number of times of runs instead. And different kinds of running, like skipping, backwards, straight jumps, etc. Then warm-up with stretching. The run is good to warm up your muscles and help you stretch. Leg kicks are good for warm-up too. In school they tell us to warm up by stretching first and then run to not pull anything. lol Well, this is kinda different. :D
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