Stumbled upon this video, and got inspired to finally make a New Year's resolution 🤘 This is mind-blowingly impressive, @maconhands
・・・ About two years ago, I tore a ligament in my wrist. I was pretty pissed about it at the time, but all of the injury-induced couch time led to me randomly stumbling onto instagram’s discover feed, which at the time I had no idea existed. After hours of scrolling through random video snippets and attention grabbers, I somehow ended up finding some yogis and acrobats doing some cool things I didn’t realize were even possible. I had been to yoga classes here and there, and my body is naturally extremely stiff, so I always appreciated and enjoyed the practice, but never really got into it on my own. Probably because, already being an athlete, I thought it was too easy to be interesting (I know better now haha). But anyway, about 6 months post-injury, I could start weight bearing on my hands, and though pain was a huge limiting factor, I figured I’d at least see what I could do. Now a year and a half later, I still seem to be interested in this stuff. And that ligament is still torn (it always will be). And I still sometimes have pain, but I know its nuances and how to read and react to them. I never really had expectations, so I can’t say “I never thought I would be able to...” or anything like that. I honestly don’t remember thinking even once about the possibility or practicality of any end goal, but rather just figured I’d play with things. So anyway, it was all very random and unexpected, and a part of me is still a little surprised at all this. My progress might have been faster with a teacher or a coach or some workshops or whatever. But holy shit, these two presses were basically the dream from the very beginning. And having learned them on my own is potentially even more satisfying than the skills themselves. Not to feed my own ego too much, because I still have a LONG way to go on a LOT of different skills. But hell yes, I am really fucking proud of this.