Object Manipulation – How to start?

Want to finally learn how to juggle?

And improve your fine motor control and eye-sight?

Use these object manipulation basics to improve your reaction speed, fine motor control and vision.

To understand the usefulness of these elements,

everything that has metabolism can adapt.

Your body adapts to any specific demand you put on it.

It’s called the SAID-Principle (Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands).

And in doing so you can develop a body that will allow you to live an active life.

The good news?

It can be playful and fun too.

Juggling tennis balls is just a tool to achieve that specific purpose.

A more intelligent body through Movement mathematics.

As with every new skill, it is important to keep the 80-85% rule in mind.

Not too hard.

Not too easy.

Practically, this means the following:

“Work on a progression in which you have an 80-85% success rate.”

This will allow you to sustain your motivation while making consistent progress.

Don’t skip steps.

Enjoy the process.

Again and again.

Here is an extensive tutorial with object manipulation variations for beginners:

How to do these basics:

A. One Hand Juggling – Focused Vision X 60-90 sec / both hands

B. One Hand Juggling – Peripheral Vision X 60-90 sec / both hands

C. Two Hands Juggling – Short Interval + Focus Point X 60-90 sec

D. Two Hands Juggling – Long Interval + Focus Point X 60-90 sec

E. One Hand Juggling – Pillars X 1 Alternation X 60-90 sec / both hands

F. One Hand Juggling – Pillars X 3-5 Repetitions X 60-90 sec / both hands

G. One Hand Juggling – Pillars X 5-25 Repetitions + Focus Point X 60-90 sec / both hands

H. One Hand Juggling – Pillars X 5-25 Repetitions + Peripheral X 60-90 sec / both hands

I. One Hand Juggling – Static Active Squat X 60-90 sec / both hands

J. One Hand Juggling – Dynamic Active Squats X 60-90 sec / both hands

Bonus:

K. One Hand Juggling – Pillars + Short Stick X 60-90 sec / both hands

Some personal Research & Development into object manipulatory work aimed at improving tactile perception:

Wishing you a practiceful day.

Rich.

PS. Try trying. Until trying loses its meaning and it becomes a way of being.