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Offline P.R. Stuart

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Back after LONG time
« on: January 13, 2010, 09:24:40 AM »
I don't know if you guys missed me, or even remember me, but I was rather active here before the summer.  Too active.  I stopped the internet entirely, but was WAY to careless with my training... and broke my collarbone.  I started ridiculously slowly back into the routine after it healed, doing nothing but running for about 2 months, then strength conditioning, and generally going about it the same way anybody's supposed to start.

I never wanted to be the guy with that crazy story about how he was undisciplined, but here I am.  I will say, however, that I think I've matured somewhat over the past 6 months and am ready to try again, this time slowly. 

So, when training for a roll on concrete, should I practice with padded clothing or nothing extra?
I decided not to put something deep here.  I'm in this for the physical aspect, the mental and spiritual are my own.

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Re: Back after LONG time
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 09:45:27 AM »
Nothing extra, IMO. You need to be able to feel where you're not rolling properly so you can correct it. Just take it slow, and welcome back!  ;)
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Re: Back after LONG time
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 10:04:48 AM »
Thank you!
I decided not to put something deep here.  I'm in this for the physical aspect, the mental and spiritual are my own.

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Re: Back after LONG time
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 09:52:17 PM »
Great to hear you're back on your feet! Perserverance is always great to hear about.

As for your question, why practice on cement if you're going to use a mat? :P
Always practice new rolls and build up to them on surfaces you're comfortable with, and practice the occasional roll on hard cement to gauge progress. Start with a soft surface, say grass or gym mats. Them move up to something harder, like carpets and similar. Finally solid, hard surfaces.

Good luck man! Happy training!
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