Joined: 14 Mar 2007 Posts: 79 Location: Mesquite, TX, USA
Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:23 am Post subject: Footbag in America
I live in a America where Footbag (Hacky Sack here) isnt very popular. I'm also an avid runner. i run every other day. then i started to hack and my legs were FREAKIN SOAR! i tired out VERY quickley and my legs were like glue the next day! why is this?
To start, footbag isn't very popular anywhere :). The US actually has one of the strongest footbag scenes in the world, although it's pretty spread out.
As for your legs, well, you're just using new muscles and old ones differently. You'll find this for a good while. Even experienced runners can come down with serious shin splints if they jump into serious freestyle faster than their body can adapt.
Joined: 08 Oct 2003 Posts: 88 Location: Nampa, ID, USA
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:58 am Post subject:
I'll second what Colin said on both accounts, though I'd add the caveat that footbag is growing steadily most everywhere. It can be sort of difficult to get into, because it really takes some serious time to excel at it. But, if it was easy, then I don't really think you'd get as much satisfaction out of it. Just like anything else, you only get out of it what you put into it.
Footbag definitely works your muscles in strange ways, and I've discovered new muscles I never realized I had before. For example when learning the dragon stall I discovered the peroneus (fibularis) brevis muscle (This took way too long for me to find, but you can see it in Figure 16.19(b), muscle #10, http://www.illustratedclinicalanatomy.co.uk/CH5/Imagespg13.htm). The beauty of footbag is that you can work nearly any muscle group in your legs simply by performing different types of ticks, and, there is absolutely no limit to the number of footbag tricks that can be done. That's why I love footbag .
Joined: 30 May 2008 Posts: 4 Location: Newberry, MI, USA
Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:19 pm Post subject:
I recently have started doing freestye tricks, and have found that on days where i have found a new move to practice that a new part of my body is soar. I take a lot of time looking at them instructional videos ANZ puts out. when I feel it is time to try a new one, and i do it a few times the next day muscles ache in places i didn't know they could.
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