Tag Archives: practice

The Plateau and The Brain

Kyle Weisbrod’s recent Ultiworld series on skill plateaux in ultimate is very interesting. Certainly it’s true that we all experience that feeling of stagnation pretty often as we progress through our careers. And Kyle is bang on when he suggests … Continue reading

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Freedom Through Constraint

Why have poets produced so many of the most memorable phrases in the world? What special gifts do they have that enable them to create such startlingly new yet useful and aesthetic sentences? Firstly (as ever) it’s practice. Great phrases … Continue reading

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Weights and the Brain

How long will it take to see the benefits of weight training? That rather depends on which benefits you’re looking for. Creating major change in the strength of your muscles will take time, and of course we all know that … Continue reading

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Hard work, talent, and Ben Wiggins

It’s my strong belief that the vast majority of people are intrinsically – genetically, if you like – capable of being truly excellent Ultimate players. It is simply not the case that only a few people are born with the … Continue reading

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Boxing out: Why it works, and how to do it

[If you haven’t already, see previous posts on boxing out and the relevant rules] You’re on offence. You’re chasing a disc, with a defender behind you, but still some distance from where you’ll catch it. What can you do to … Continue reading

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High discs: One hand or two?

When you’re jumping for a high disc, how should you aim to take it? First let’s look at some of the advantages of both one- and two-handed high catches. One-hand grabs have the obvious advantage that you can reach an … Continue reading

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