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    Default Rapid regression in skill?

    I was just playing badminton after two weeks of not playing, and I noticed I'm no where near as good as I was two weeks ago. My jump smashes were slower and had less of angle to them, I was not able to do my drops and net shots as tight to the net as I usually do. The only thing that stayed the same was my backhand smash.

    Is this due to inadequate warm up? I find that after about an hour of play I started to recover, but I don't think an hour is natural for a warm up

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    2 weeks is a good amount of time to lose some muscle, stamina, and feel. Unless you're not used to it, then you'll find yourself warming up longer.

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    THat makes me feel better then...slightly...all i have to is get back into my usual rythem and I'll be good to go then?

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    Most likely, unless your physique has degenerated enough where you can't perform at your usual level. I only play maybe twice a month as opposed to my usual 3 - 4 times a week about a year ago so I'm no where near my original skill level.

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    Just thought I'd chime in again about regression. So I played for the first time today since January. Drives were okay, though i would get caught at times. Clears just were too high, which was from a late wrist snap which I had to keep reminding myself to correct whenever I hit. Smashes were off too from the late wrist snap. Stamina was also gone, I would play well for 5 points then die out after. After 5 hours and during my last game, everything was pretty much back except for my drops and stamina.

    So "getting back into it" took a lot longer for me than expected even with me used to not playing for long periods of time.

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    That is almost exactly like my condition! Good to hear it can come back without as much effort it took to get there in the first place =D

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