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Eric Moffett

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Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« on: April 17, 2008, 03:59:56 AM »
Now that I have a routine for starting three diabolos. I can focus and start it, even successfully somtimes! Then I get this weird feeling in the back of my head and it causes me to have a hard time concentrating and I feel brain dead in general... anyone else get this?
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 05:50:50 AM »
Haha, I have this problem sometimes too. I dont think its so much being brain dead as it is just confusing yourself for being overanalytical, as you start to question every single thing you are doing and that increased questioning often leads to error.
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 06:23:47 AM »
I was going to photoshop a news paper article up..

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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008, 06:58:48 AM »
I don't really concentrate hard when diaboloing etc, lol.  But in other things when thinking/concentrating hard and I can never keep attention to what I'm doing etc.  Being relaxed things are alot easier ;)

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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 01:56:09 PM »
too much pratice
take 2 days off
i am not a doctor but i have seen this problem before
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Eric Moffett

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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 01:59:05 PM »
I was going to photoshop a news paper article up..

"Juggling makes you smarter. Diabolo causes brain death."

well, juggling does increase gray matter in your brain, so maybe I don't have enough yet ::)
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 02:28:34 PM »
I would say that, the problem isn't the work you're doing with your brain.
So i suspect that it's not the thinking that causes the pain. It's extremely
hard if not impossible to cause headache and pain only with the thinking &
concentrating on something.

Instead it's probably the other stuff that happens while concentrating. I believe
it's due the muscle tension which may occur when you're doing your 3d.
You concentrate much on the juggling and forget to relax your shoulders and muscles
that affect and may cause pain in the head area. Which muscles? Hard to say.
I'm not a doctor. Anyway here's my description for you:

 * Ease a bit on the 3d. Practice it but not that much.
 * When you practice it remember to not have huge tension in your muscles.
 * Practice tricks that help you gain control with 3d, many moves with 2d which are great help.
 * Stretch
 * And practice other stuff as well, just because your mental health.



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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 06:18:40 PM »
relax and go with your instincts. When you put in that 3rd diabolo, don't even think, just do it!

 ;D

That's what I do, unfortunately it hasn't worked very well thus far. Rather than thinking about how to do it I'm hoping my muscles and brain eventually subconsciously figure it out for me.  ::)

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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008, 11:09:40 PM »
I would say that, the problem isn't the work you're doing with your brain.
So i suspect that it's not the thinking that causes the pain. It's extremely
hard if not impossible to cause headache and pain only with the thinking &
concentrating on something.

Instead it's probably the other stuff that happens while concentrating. I believe
it's due the muscle tension which may occur when you're doing your 3d.
You concentrate much on the juggling and forget to relax your shoulders and muscles
that affect and may cause pain in the head area. Which muscles? Hard to say.
I'm not a doctor. Anyway here's my description for you:

 * Ease a bit on the 3d. Practice it but not that much.
 * When you practice it remember to not have huge tension in your muscles.
 * Practice tricks that help you gain control with 3d, many moves with 2d which are great help.
 * Stretch
 * And practice other stuff as well, just because your mental health.



-Marko

Um, I said after a few tries with 3d I get a funny feeling in the back of my head that makes it very difficult to focus and brain dead, no pain, and I find my arms not wanting to work so like some kind of connection is lost...
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Marko

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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 09:35:12 AM »
If it's not about the physical strain and tension. I'm wordless.
Like after only three or four tries? If relaxing muscles don't really
help rest for a week or from 3d.

If the same happens again i would be worried. It might be physical
or psychological... So if it's really bad, consider a doctor. I believe
they know more about this kind of stuff.

What kind of funny feeling is it?
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008, 01:44:08 PM »
If it's not about the physical strain and tension. I'm wordless.
Like after only three or four tries? If relaxing muscles don't really
help rest for a week or from 3d.

If the same happens again i would be worried. It might be physical
or psychological... So if it's really bad, consider a doctor. I believe
they know more about this kind of stuff.

What kind of funny feeling is it?

The best I can describe it is that it is centered around the back/top of my head and I kind of just feel like a vegetable. Though my 3d practices are short, and so it probably isn't those, I have though noticed at this point in my life I have a lot of stress and responsibility, so maybe it's not so much the diaboloing as just life.
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Marko

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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 09:51:21 PM »
Ok, it might be the stress and everything then. So hang on there until everything
is done and then just enjoy for not having to stress ;) That's what i'm doing...
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2008, 07:49:58 AM »
I think i may know what you are talking about Eric. I get this feeling when i do lots of suns it a row (i.e. front to between arms suns). I think its a kinda of motion sickness from focusing on the diabolo and watching it go round and round. After a while of doing that i kinda feel light headed, and just wanna go lie down. Maybe this is wats happening Eric when your focusing on three things going round and round and round and round. 
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2008, 09:15:32 AM »
I don't really concentrate hard when diaboloing ... Being relaxed things are alot easier ;)


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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2008, 05:25:46 AM »
all my best trys at 3d have been on my first or so try.  try taking a deep breath.  I'm assuming you've got 2d down so do a trick or two then try 3 don't keep going back till you think you got something fingered out.  remember if your not being productive start all over again.
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2008, 04:43:53 AM »
Drink a Vitamin Water (or similar energy drink like Gatorade or Powerade)  ;) .  They actually do help give you more of a pickup when you wear yourself out.  And I know exactly what you mean, I sometimes get it when I start diaboloing, and then concentrate really hard on a new trick, and then frustration makes me really worn out for some reason, but if you just relax and work on simpler tricks (I sometimes cool down for a bit by just doing extremely simple tricks like orbits) and then go back to whatever trick I'm working on.
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2008, 12:00:43 PM »
Powerade

I lived on that stuff at the BJC, with 3 hours sleep or less each night, and it worked well!
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2008, 12:14:31 PM »
Pffft, if it didn't taste as good as it does I'd dismiss its energy giving qualities.  Shame it's the same price as liquid gold.
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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2008, 02:44:15 PM »
nev and i found kronenbourg was a good way to get through the BJC, worked perfectly

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Re: Extreme concentration causes brain deadness?
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2008, 04:16:33 PM »
i think that you are all wrong! fanta is the best. it was the only thing that the vending machines seemed to have other than powerade at the bjc.

 

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