Much of the struggle I have had in keeping up with my backflip training thus far has been finding time to do it. This week, I tried to use some online resources to deal with this issue, and get back on track. While I would not consider myself behind on where I need to be, I could easily see myself falling behind as track and field picks up more and more.
My app of choice was “Structured Day Planner.” My reason for choosing this app is because it allows me to plan my day in advance, so I can ensure I have time to work on my backflip progress. In addition, it will help me with all other facets of life. My primary purpose is the backflip however.
The app is very simple to use. It takes you day by day, allowing you to customize and add tasks you would like to complete. Once your task is chosen, you can then adjust the time frame in which you want to do it. I tried planning out my day on October 9, and here are some snapshots of what I was able to do.
Once I had my day planned, I could follow step-by-step what I needed to do. For the example day I provided, I was not able to do backflip training. However, the next day I did. Here is a quick snapshot of me including backflip training into my day planner app.
I found the app very useful and I guarantee I will be using it in the future, even after I have completed my learning project. It is a very useful tool that helps you organize your day. Being a very busy person, this app provided me with exactly what I need to stay on top of my project, among other things.
As for my progress on my learning project in the last week, I was able to locate an area to do some drills. My original plan was to attempt the flip on solid ground for the first time and document it with video evidence. I was not feeling up o the task after doing the drills. My body was quite fatigued from other workouts all week and my muscles were quite sore. With a backflip being quite a risky move, I did not feel confident enough to attempt it yet.