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May 9th, 2016 07:36 PM
Punky
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

I got up full of ideas and energy, i said i will come back from work I will do

10 minutes on the Bicycle
10 minutes of running
50 pushups
50 sit-ups

What I did in the end:
I ate three slices of cake
Jan 16th, 2016 12:42 PM
Owl-on-speed
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Yeah, I mean if I was like, super fit, I guess I could run all day long and rally with the experienced players. But I found out that some people thought badminton is like, super easy because the court is so small. I even met a guy who told me he didn't consider badminton a sport activity .
Yeah some people here think it's a camping activity. They should see a real match, so fast you can barely follow it.

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You have not heard of Li Ning? I know it's not super famous (the founder, Li Ning, was actually a retired gymnast) but they sponsor Pliskova and Cilic , and I think some Chinese players use their rackets too. But good rackets really do make a difference (kind of being captain obvious here, though ), but the first time I used one with a 23lbs tension I almost felt like it absorbed all of my power .
Really not. I've looked up their emblem but don't recognize it. I'm not in the habit of checking players' sponsors. I only know Feliciano Lopez is sponsored by Joma because it reminds me of Johma salad.
Jan 15th, 2016 02:10 PM
pancake
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Owl-on-speed View Post
Ah okay, now I get what you mean with footwork. Making the passes from the centre and back again without thinking or difficulty. Yes that's the technique you get from lots of training and practice. I miss that too. It can be compensated a bit by being fast but in the end you'll be sweaty and gasping while your opponent barely moved.

Hehe, they were in place but no they didn't. I also have lots of success with a sudden high forehand smash from the right corner cross to the line. If it's sharp enough they are totally reaching and too late.
Yes, if I get a shuttle high and deep on my backhand it's so hard to do anything with it. But I found an effective solution when playing doubles. With my shoulders in a weird angle I push the shuttle with my forehand in the middle of the opponents court as a dropshot and it surprises them a lot and because of the powerlessness it falls really short behind the net.
My backhand drops at the net are surprisingly good and I also defend really good against smashes with my backhand. And if I get it not too high I can hit it Federer-style deep enough to avoid being smashed off. Aaah, amateurism gives so much creativity.

Never heard of it but if it's Asian it must be good.
Hmm, it's not televised or famous but there are good players at the top (many Asian-Dutch) and many amateurs are playing but internationally we get murdered by the Asians and even the Danish. Our talents are also moving to Germany because the competition is bigger and they have more chances to get good and make a living. Attention wise it's quite marginal. Our hall does have an international youth tournament.
Yeah, I mean if I was like, super fit, I guess I could run all day long and rally with the experienced players. But I found out that some people thought badminton is like, super easy because the court is so small. I even met a guy who told me he didn't consider badminton a sport activity .

I think I know what you mean by your dropshot. Yeah I did it too, I even try to slice .

You have not heard of Li Ning? I know it's not super famous (the founder, Li Ning, was actually a retired gymnast) but they sponsor Pliskova and Cilic , and I think some Chinese players use their rackets too. But good rackets really do make a difference (kind of being captain obvious here, though ), but the first time I used one with a 23lbs tension I almost felt like it absorbed all of my power .
Jan 15th, 2016 11:24 AM
Tim.
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

Badminton is my favourite sport, so much fun, I'm playing it since over 20 years now..

But you need to be fit for it, otherwise you are dead after five minutes..
Jan 14th, 2016 02:14 PM
Silent Bird
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

I used to play competitive badminton as a teen. Haven't picked up the racket for three years now.
Jan 14th, 2016 12:49 PM
Owl-on-speed
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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I think I am pretty quick around the court , it's just that without the footwork, it's really difficult to rally against those advanced players - they are so good at moving around and moving people around.

Your opponent probably wound't expect such a shot . I don't really know how to play a proper dropshot so I do one as if I was playing tennis . I don't know how to generate power with my backhand either so I lob all the time .

I am using Li Ning . Is badminton huge in your country?
Ah okay, now I get what you mean with footwork. Making the passes from the centre and back again without thinking or difficulty. Yes that's the technique you get from lots of training and practice. I miss that too. It can be compensated a bit by being fast but in the end you'll be sweaty and gasping while your opponent barely moved.

Hehe, they were in place but no they didn't. I also have lots of success with a sudden high forehand smash from the right corner cross to the line. If it's sharp enough they are totally reaching and too late.
Yes, if I get a shuttle high and deep on my backhand it's so hard to do anything with it. But I found an effective solution when playing doubles. With my shoulders in a weird angle I push the shuttle with my forehand in the middle of the opponents court as a dropshot and it surprises them a lot and because of the powerlessness it falls really short behind the net.
My backhand drops at the net are surprisingly good and I also defend really good against smashes with my backhand. And if I get it not too high I can hit it Federer-style deep enough to avoid being smashed off. Aaah, amateurism gives so much creativity.

Never heard of it but if it's Asian it must be good.
Hmm, it's not televised or famous but there are good players at the top (many Asian-Dutch) and many amateurs are playing but internationally we get murdered by the Asians and even the Danish. Our talents are also moving to Germany because the competition is bigger and they have more chances to get good and make a living. Attention wise it's quite marginal. Our hall does have an international youth tournament.
Jan 14th, 2016 12:13 PM
pancake
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Owl-on-speed View Post
So you're a Davenport, as long as the shuttle is near you, you can control the game?
Haha, when I hit my backhand I always think about Federer. I really think it has strengthened that stroke because of it. Actually I twice made a gorgeous point by hitting a flat backhand cross, which is not exactly a normal (or even advisable) stroke in badminton. It felt so good.

Hmm, I don't think so. I choose them by weight and how good they feel in hand. I currently use a Yonex ArcSaber, which is pretty basic.
I think I am pretty quick around the court , it's just that without the footwork, it's really difficult to rally against those advanced players - they are so good at moving around and moving people around.

Your opponent probably wound't expect such a shot . I don't really know how to play a proper dropshot so I do one as if I was playing tennis . I don't know how to generate power with my backhand either so I lob all the time .

I am using Li Ning . Is badminton huge in your country?

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Beside badminton, muay thai is also a fun sport too.
Jan 14th, 2016 12:01 PM
Owl-on-speed
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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I don't have the "correct" footwork, so covering the court against anyone who knows how to play badminton will always be a struggle for me. But against people who don't I often can just overpower them - I always think that watching tennis helps . I actually played badminton with 2 TF members before .

Do you prefer any racket brands?
So you're a Davenport, as long as the shuttle is near you, you can control the game?
Haha, when I hit my backhand I always think about Federer. I really think it has strengthened that stroke because of it. Actually I twice made a gorgeous point by hitting a flat backhand cross, which is not exactly a normal (or even advisable) stroke in badminton. It felt so good.

Hmm, I don't think so. I choose them by weight and how good they feel in hand. I currently use a Yonex ArcSaber, which is pretty basic.
Jan 14th, 2016 11:45 AM
pancake
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Owl-on-speed View Post
Especially when you have to play singles the court definitely doesn't feel small. And because the game is faster you have to be faster too.

I don't train so technically I'm not exactly a pro but I'm an advanced amateur, very fast, great defense, good reflexes. I really have to improve my attack though.
I don't have the "correct" footwork, so covering the court against anyone who knows how to play badminton will always be a struggle for me. But against people who don't I often can just overpower them - I always think that watching tennis helps . I actually played badminton with 2 TF members before .

Do you prefer any racket brands?
Jan 14th, 2016 11:41 AM
Owl-on-speed
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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I love badminton! People always don't know how physically draining it can be. Just because the court is smaller doesn't mean you don't get to work out your muscles.

Are you good at it?
Especially when you have to play singles the court definitely doesn't feel small. And because the game is faster you have to be faster too.

I don't train so technically I'm not exactly a pro but I'm an advanced amateur, very fast, great defense, good reflexes. I really have to improve my attack though.
Jan 14th, 2016 11:34 AM
pancake
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Originally Posted by Owl-on-speed View Post
Why don't you try badminton? Also a racket sport but it's faster than tennis and you move around a lot. Played in a hall so it's a typical winter sport (of course you have to be lucky enough to have a hall around). Best thing is, at least where I play, you can just walk in and join a group. Don't have to form your own like in tennis. And it's a lot cheaper than tennis too.



I play badminton for 3 nights a week, never eat big portions (not deliberately, I just don't have a big appetite) and seldomly drink beer or other alcohol.
I love badminton! People always don't know how physically draining it can be. Just because the court is smaller doesn't mean you don't get to work out your muscles.

Are you good at it?
Jan 14th, 2016 11:31 AM
Sam L
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

These days I do tennis, ballet, ice skating and boot camp (cardio/light weights) every week. That's plenty of exercise for me. No need to gain or lose weight.
Jan 14th, 2016 11:20 AM
Owl-on-speed
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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I do play tennis 2-3 times a week in summer, but only once a week in winter, which is clearly not enough. I want to find a new sport/training passion, but seem to struggle to do so. Any suggestions? I'm not a big fan of gyms.
Why don't you try badminton? Also a racket sport but it's faster than tennis and you move around a lot. Played in a hall so it's a typical winter sport (of course you have to be lucky enough to have a hall around). Best thing is, at least where I play, you can just walk in and join a group. Don't have to form your own like in tennis. And it's a lot cheaper than tennis too.



I play badminton for 3 nights a week, never eat big portions (not deliberately, I just don't have a big appetite) and seldomly drink beer or other alcohol.
Jan 14th, 2016 03:41 AM
carabajo
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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Do you need to buy the entire DVD/program/weights stuff to do it? Or is there a free online schedule to follow?
Yeah, there's a whole program to follow. I don't have free weights so instead I use resistance bands for certain exercises. You can choose whichever. There are about 30 videos that you alternate between each day of the week for 90 days. If you are interested I can send you a link with all the material.
Jan 13th, 2016 08:19 PM
CharlDa
Re: GET IN SHAPE THREAD: Weight-loss, Dieters, and Exercise-enthusiast

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This is one reason I chose p90x - it's something I can do in the comfort of my living room. And there's a schedule so I'm more motivated to stick to it.
Do you need to buy the entire DVD/program/weights stuff to do it? Or is there a free online schedule to follow?
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