Before you read, please take the time to comment, I really need to hear this from a broad audience.
My problem is… If you’ve seen my lastest video, then you see at the end I do a 4 pallet static hop. The problem is, I can do it, but it takes a long time. The other thing that annoys me is that one day I might be cranking them out, but the next, I can only do it once, if not at all. My other problem is, my leg has been hurting me for about a month now, my dad is a doctor and says that I should probably stop unicycling for the time being. yeah right! The thing that hurts the most about the leg though is that I can’t unicycle for long before it flares up. When my leg flares up, I need to take about a 5 minute break, but by the time I get back, I have to warm up another 30 minutes. I’ve also taken a two weeks off unicycling and it still hurts Also, one day I’ll have great timing, the next day, I’ll have no timing.
My questions are…
How come it takes me so long to warm up each day?
How come I can do it great one day, horrible the next?
What do you guys do about sore ligaments, and if they affect your warm up, what do you do?
Sounds like you need to learn how to stretch before and after. I know my calf muscles hurt like hell after a hard session if you don’t stretch. Check out yoga sites and get into the routine of doing so. It will gradually increase your flexibility and work out any hurting spots. Don’t over exert yourself too, sounds like you are pushing yourself too hard.
i jump different heights (5 inches or so difference) depending on the mood i’m in.
if i’m super pumped i’ll jump much higher.
soon as i get frustrated i lose a few inches.
if i’m pissed/upset … i can’t do much, but riding and doing easy stuff makes me happier
I always start with a little bit of riding to get my legs warmed up, once I feel good, I’ll start with wheel height hops, just 1 or 2, if I get them like I want, then i’ll move to bigger, if not i’ll do it till I feel happy with them. But after about 10 good 50cm+ sidehops i’m usually fully warmed up.