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TRAINING THE REFLEXES

Postby MMAGeek » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:04 am

I had just watched Anderson's episode of all access, and he has a cool reflex training drill that he does (with his partner throwing the tennis ball at him while he dodges it) do you guys know of any other effective reflex training techniques?
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Re: TRAINING THE REFLEXES

Postby TKDfighter » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:21 am

My sons baseball team has a drill with a ball that has 4 big lumps on it so when it hits the ground it takes akward bounces. They throw it against a wall about 5 feet away and have to react and get themselves in good fielding position. This works excellent for the reflexes since you never know which way the ball is going to bounce.
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Re: TRAINING THE REFLEXES

Postby halal pig » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:18 pm

have someone throw a wrench at you. if u can dodge a wrench you can dodge a punch.
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Re: TRAINING THE REFLEXES

Postby TheAssassin » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:22 am

I have good reflexes not because I'm super fast or whatever, it's because I can recognize the actions in their early stages and can respond to them. So try recognition. If this is for MMA, spar and watch for what people do before they punch. If they twitch their face or turn the shoulder every time they do something then you have them all figured out.
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Re: TRAINING THE REFLEXES

Postby gigica1 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:32 am

halal pig wrote:have someone throw a wrench at you. if u can dodge a wrench you can dodge a punch.


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Re: TRAINING THE REFLEXES

Postby timbercutter » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:47 pm

Muscle twitch response (reflex) can be marginaly improved by working on it....but most of it is God given...
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Re: TRAINING THE REFLEXES

Postby TheAssassin » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:38 pm

100 meter dash guys get their response time to .100 of a second.

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Re: TRAINING THE REFLEXES

Postby jaci50 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:01 am

I've found a place selling reaction balls and am going to give one of those a try. I believe you can practice by throwing them against a wall at close range and dodging/blocking/striking them as they'll come back at a random angle. Or you bounce them on the floor and react quickly to follow them before they bounce a second time or whatever. Like you said - not sport specific but it might generally quicken my reaction time.Reflexes depend on three main factors: vision (sight), coordination (neuromuscular) and reaction time (neurological).
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Re: TRAINING THE REFLEXES

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