User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 47

Thread: Falling Down

  1. #1
    Don't Judge Me! Haphazard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    ENFJ
    Posts
    6,707

    Default Falling Down

    I fall down when I'm walking across/down hills

    I learned this during gym class. We did some 'powerwalk' or whatever around the campus and I fell. Half the class passed me while I was trying to get up. I spent so much time trying to go down hills carefully when people kept yelling at me to catch up with the rest of the class that I fell really far behind.

    Yes I know I'm a lazy fat fuck and deserve all of this humiliation but I managed to keep up when we were doing this on a flat track.

    I also have a lot of problems balancing on one leg and doing all the jumping on one foot that's required of me for this class.

    My body seems to not want me to fall down (go figure) so I'll have trouble proving that I'm having problems.

    What's wrong with me.

    What can I do to walk right again.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

  2. #2
    triple nerd score poppy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    intj
    Enneagram
    5
    Posts
    2,220

    Default

    I wish I could help you out with that. I can't run on treadmills for the same reason, I trip over my own feet every time. It's pretty weird.

    Maybe when you're on a hill you could relax your stride, not do whatever powerwalk you're supposed to be doing. If you're tensing up and trying to move in a way that's unnatural for you that could be a lot of the problem.

    I dunno about balancing and jumping on one foot, sounds like a strange PE class to me.
    "There's no need to be embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees!"

  3. #3
    Don't Judge Me! Haphazard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    ENFJ
    Posts
    6,707

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Maybe when you're on a hill you could relax your stride, not do whatever powerwalk you're supposed to be doing. If you're tensing up and trying to move in a way that's unnatural for you that could be a lot of the problem.
    But then I slow down. The point is to stay ahead of the teacher aid in the back, so falling behind him means you lose points.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

  4. #4
    triple nerd score poppy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    intj
    Enneagram
    5
    Posts
    2,220

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    But then I slow down. The point is to stay ahead of the teacher aid in the back, so falling behind him means you lose points.
    I am so glad to be done with Phys ed.

    I don't have any super original ideas, but the way I see it you've got some options:

    You could try practicing on hills on your own time, to see if either you can adapt to that type of movement or adjust it in such a way that you can still keep up but without the tripping and falling bit. Maybe a modified jog? Powerwalking can easily become power-shuffling so moving your speed up a notch might make your movement a little more fluid.

    Or you could try to develop more strength in your legs through other forms of exercise...

    But probably the best way to assess what's not right with your gait is to go out and practice, or consult someone who knows about that kind of thing, like a personal trainer.
    "There's no need to be embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees!"

  5. #5
    Don't Judge Me! Haphazard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    ENFJ
    Posts
    6,707

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    You could try practicing on hills on your own time, to see if either you can adapt to that type of movement or adjust it in such a way that you can still keep up but without the tripping and falling bit. Maybe a modified jog? Powerwalking can easily become power-shuffling so moving your speed up a notch might make your movement a little more fluid.
    Interesting. Now how to make running down hills not terrifying?

    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    But probably the best way to assess what's not right with your gait is to go out and practice, or consult someone who knows about that kind of thing, like a personal trainer.
    A personal trainer sounds expensive. How do I assess what's wrong with my own gait?
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

  6. #6
    triple nerd score poppy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    intj
    Enneagram
    5
    Posts
    2,220

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Interesting. Now how to make running down hills not terrifying?
    Lol can't help you there. For clutsy people running down hills will always present a uniquely terrifying experience

    A personal trainer sounds expensive. How do I assess what's wrong with my own gait?
    Yeah, I once joined a gym and the price was a little ridiculous, but it came with several free sessions with a trainer that were very helpful.

    If you have a video camera, you could set it up and film yourself and review the footage to see if anything about it jumps out at you. Or maybe an athletic friend could help you out? Otherwise you could try to think about what specifically is going wrong (ankles collapsing, not being able to balance) and target those areas. Maybe you need better/new/different shoes?

    If balance is a big problem, you could try something a little weird. I did marching band for a while and we had to work on developing a good roll-step, where you shift your weight smoothly and roll from the ball of one foot to the heel of the next. It keeps you from bobbing up and down and gives you a more controlled step (as well as being a killer workout for the legs).
    "There's no need to be embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees!"

  7. #7
    Don't Judge Me! Haphazard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    ENFJ
    Posts
    6,707

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Lol can't help you there. For clutsy people running down hills will always present a uniquely terrifying experience
    I don't get it. You're supposed to be faster going down hill, not slower. Perhaps I should take advantage of my near-spherical shape and just roll down the hill, then?

    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Yeah, I once joined a gym and the price was a little ridiculous, but it came with several free sessions with a trainer that were very helpful.

    If you have a video camera, you could set it up and film yourself and review the footage to see if anything about it jumps out at you. Or maybe an athletic friend could help you out? Otherwise you could try to think about what specifically is going wrong (ankles collapsing, not being able to balance) and target those areas. Maybe you need better/new/different shoes?

    If balance is a big problem, you could try something a little weird. I did marching band for a while and we had to work on developing a good roll-step, where you shift your weight smoothly and roll from the ball of one foot to the heel of the next. It keeps you from bobbing up and down and gives you a more controlled step (as well as being a killer workout for the legs).
    By 'expensive', I mean 'completely out of the question'. I mean I am completely broke and have no way to get to a gym. So impossible. Which also means new shoes are out of the question, too.

    I may just have to go directly to the gym teachers themselves because my friends are mostly as spherical as I am.

    Though I don't think it will help with keeping up with the rest of the class I may have to try this roll-step.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

  8. #8
    triple nerd score poppy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    intj
    Enneagram
    5
    Posts
    2,220

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I don't get it. You're supposed to be faster going down hill, not slower. Perhaps I should take advantage of my near-spherical shape and just roll down the hill, then?
    I thought I saw a picture of you once...? No? Cuddling with a huge dog? If that was you, then you're not in the least bit spherical, so rolling down that hill might prove a challenge.

    By 'expensive', I mean 'completely out of the question'. I mean I am completely broke and have no way to get to a gym. So impossible. Which also means new shoes are out of the question, too.

    I may just have to go directly to the gym teachers themselves because my friends are mostly as spherical as I am.

    Though I don't think it will help with keeping up with the rest of the class I may have to try this roll-step.
    Best of luck
    "There's no need to be embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees!"

  9. #9
    Don't Judge Me! Haphazard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    ENFJ
    Posts
    6,707

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    I thought I saw a picture of you once...? No? Cuddling with a huge dog? If that was you, then you're not in the least bit spherical, so rolling down that hill might prove a challenge.
    I don't remember this picture...



    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Best of luck
    Thank you ^^
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

  10. #10
    triple nerd score poppy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    intj
    Enneagram
    5
    Posts
    2,220

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I don't remember this picture...
    Oooh then it probably wasn't you That's about what level my memory functions at
    "There's no need to be embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees!"

Similar Threads

  1. [ISFP] How to make an ISFP fall in L-O-V-E
    By CzeCze in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 06-20-2014, 03:31 PM
  2. movie "Falling Down"
    By Malcontent in forum Popular Culture and Type
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-28-2009, 05:40 AM
  3. [MBTItm] Rationals over there, how do you behave when you fall in love?
    By kathara in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 08-05-2008, 11:12 PM
  4. down to earth idealist
    By luminous beam in forum Welcomes and Introductions
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-15-2008, 12:27 PM
  5. Ever fall outside the box?
    By labyrinthine in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-28-2007, 05:32 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO