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endurance training the Chinese way...

Discussion in 'China Professional Players' started by kwun, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    the whole Chinese team run up this mountain regularly for endurance training. each time they go, they have to do it twice. up-down-up-down.

    i need some of those training right now.
     

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    Looks cool though. Prolly some fresh air also does some good to their lungs :)
     
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    Anyone know how high the climb is?

    P.S.: Is it just my gutter mind or does it look like Chen Hong's ogling you-know-who's behind all the way up the hill? :D
     
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    well i remember in that article about gong zhichao, they said how normally it takes tourists 2 hours to walk, but they can finish it in 18 minutes....
     
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    Yeah, mountain/hill sprinting builds up your endurance very fast. Even a walk up the hill can be taxing and beneficial. Key is to do it regularly... like minimum of twice a week.

    Man, seeing this picture really inspires me to take to trekking the hills in my neighbourhood. I live uphill on a very steep slope. Maybe I should start doing them early in the morning:).
     
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    The View at the top must be quite beautiful :)
     
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    they're mountain climbing with latest yonex gear :eek:
    yonex is getting lot of exposure, now as a mountaineering gear supplier

    i recall that gong zhichao does this climb wearing jacket with sanded pockets :D
     
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    You can do it if there is a mountain near your hse for fitness and stamina. Another alternative is to run the threadmill with vertical incline. If not , just run up the stairs of the offices.
     
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    i "tot" they were climbing up the great wall :)
    the Malaysians used to climb up the batu caves 200+ stair steps and running along the beach for training... dunno whether is it still carrying on?:eek:
     
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    Maybe it was scrapped off? But our players should go for these kinds of training to toughen themselves up. I still feel they're like concrete which is about to harden but cannot harden...
     
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    Surely impossible?

    Hill running is definatley good for you though.
     
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    yes, there are 'many' more benefits of hill running than just tread milling
     
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    interesting reports

    There is an interesting report about this training. I will try to translate it.

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    finally it was time to go home. players brought out all kinds of food. lin dan had a bite on a baked sweet potato, asking xin xingfang "want some?", xin beauty shaked her head, smiling. gao ling, holding a banana, said to chen hong, "i am faster than hou, hehe...". bao held a full bag of pickled apricot, distributing around. Several coaches handed players the tickets to the park (the mountain is part of the park), asking for their signature.
    ...
     
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    Do the players get timed for their climb?

    Doesn't look like the Ming Section of the Great Wall. I am not even sure if this is the Great Wall. Is this mountain just outside of Beijing?
     
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    Anytime 604badder! Wait . . . We need to bring out the training jacket studded with sand bags ;) .
     
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    just make sure you don't lose your balance... ;)
     
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    :D I can't even think about the consequences. Imagine the domino effect from the top to the bottom. Just imagine good old Dave watching with his telescope: he is in his apartment enjoying his favourite boiled beef. He sees some dudes rolling straight down and some fall backward causing a chain reaction :eek: :p .
     
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    It is not the great wall. It is a mountain inside a park near beijing. The mountain is not very high, but it is not easy to climb up either. It has a nick name called "even ghost worries".;)
     
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    Be sure to convert the beneficiary of your insurance policy to me ;). You know, incase something happens.... right? you never know....
     

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