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22nd October 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 7 balls, 5 balls, 5 clubs, 70 minutes

Warmup. 15 minutes.

Running 7b and 5c to 100 catches. 40 minutes.

3 clubs in one hand. 12 minutes.

Before juggling on colder days, I do some cardio activity until my hands feel warm when I hold them against my face. I usually do an exercise bike.

Total practice time: 70 minutes

Location: Gym

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16th October 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 4 clubs, 5 balls, 7 balls, 1 minutes

I was freezing all day and when I got to the park, I had a hard time warming up. Once I got warmed up, I started sweating really bad. It kept getting in my eyes, because I forgot my sweat towel.

Spent like 30 minutes to get 121 catches of 7b clean. Totally worth it.

Ran 5c for 100 catches after a few tries. 5c is definitely easier than 7b.

Finished with 7531 (quintuple, triple, single, flat) with 4 clubs. Hitting this trick about 1 in 5 now. Still super scary.

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Park

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8th October 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 5 balls, 5 clubs, 7 balls, 6 clubs, 80 minutes

I felt really good today, more confidant than usual. I just got Youtube Red, so I listened to music on my phone while I trained, which I don't usually do. Uninterrupted music is helpful.

Juggling went well.

7 balls: 130 catches (clean)
5 clubs: 100 catches (clean)
6 clubs: 6 catches (clean - while several people were watching)

I accomplished the above in under an hour. Normally I would have left at this point, but I decided to stay and work on some 4 club stuff and 7351. Lots of people watching.

Props looked really good in the sunlight today.

Total practice time: 80 minutes

Location: Park

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29th August 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 7 balls, 5 balls, 45 minutes

I have found that a short training session geared toward getting to 100 catches with 7b and then 5c is quite enjoyable. This is the format for my short training session (each bullet is about 5 minutes):

  • 5b cascade
  • Warmup exercise from Doug Sayers Video
  • 5b high throws and chases
  • run 7b to 100+ catches
  • 3c tricks
  • 4c tricks
  • run 5c for 100+ catches

Total practice time: 45 minutes

Location: Gym

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12th August 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 5 balls, 7 balls, 90 minutes

Really good training session.

Ran 7535555 - where the '7' throw is a pink ball and the rest are white.

Ran 7b and 5c for 100 catches.

Taught C for the second time; PR at 10 catches.
Passing with 3 balls.
4 toss into 5.

Total practice time: 90 minutes

Location: Park

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29th July 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 7 balls, 6 balls, 5 balls, 65 minutes

5b cascade - high throws
5b chases
5b siteswaps: 645, 744, 75751, 753, and 6x4 to [6,6][6,6][6,2]*
7b ran for 100+ but couldn't collect
Moved on to clubs because lots of people were watching.
3 and 4 club tricks
5c cascade was not good; too windy.
6b async to sync transition
6b siteswap 9555

Total practice time: 65 minutes

Location: Outside!

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25th May 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 5 balls, 7 balls, 60 minutes

While training 5b overheads, I was hit in the eye with a ball. My eye hurt and watered a lot. I had to stop juggling for several minutes. It was pretty frustrating, but I did some jumprope and then moved on to 7b.

Ran 7b for 100 catches (to collect) on the fourth or 5th try. Working on 7b endurance has really helped my control with 7b.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Gym

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17th May 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 5 balls, 7 balls, 25 minutes

Didn't sleep well last night, and didn't really feel well today. Juggle anyway, why not?

I have been working on overheads a lot lately, and tried 5b overheads today. Some good runs, around 11 catches (I'll call that a PR and log in records).

After juggling a lot of 7b cascade the last two days, my arms were tired. After a few runs of 7b cascade I rage quit and threw the balls like an angry child. Probably should have skipped 7b. all together. Need more optimal training structure.

Total practice time: 25 minutes

Location: Gym

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4th February 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 5 balls, 1 minutes

I was juggling in a basketball gym. There were five people shooting baskets.

Juggling was good. Single rounds of 744 were going smoothly. One high throw, and then two low throws; and then back into a five ball cascade.

Then a mistake. A high throw was inaccurate, too far out of reach to be caught. I could see it sailing behind me, out of sight. Continuing to juggle was impossible. I collected four balls, anticipating the sound of the fifth ball hitting the floor behind me.

There was no thud. The ball never hit the ground. The milliseconds dilated into seconds as I turned around confused.

I turned to face a basketball player who was walking off the court. He had caught the ball and tossed it back to me.

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Full Court Gym

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15th November 2016

Stephen Meschke

# 5 balls, 1 minutes

juggle squat:

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Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Linux

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