The Juggling Method

I am a very slow learner, so I have to practice over and over for days and days before I get a trick down. I’m trying to improve my 4-ball juggling. Here is one method I have tried recently. I can usually do the 4 ball asynchronous fountain for 8 catches cold. So I start off by doing 10 runs of 8 catches each. I can usually complete all 10 runs without a drop if I have already warmed up for a couple of minutes. Then I do another 10 runs of 9 catches each. I continue like this until I drop. Each time adding a catch. Like this:

10 runs of 8 catches each (80 catches)
10 runs of 9 catches each (90 catches, 170 total)
10 runs of 10 catches each (100 catches, 270 total)
10 runs of 11 catches each (110 catches, 380 total)
10 runs of 12 catches each (120 catches, 500 total)
10 runs of 13 catches each (130 catches, 630 total)

Saturday I could only do about 7 runs of 14 catches before I dropped. Maybe it was because I was tired, but it could also be that I was getting kind of bored and I wasn’t focused on what I was doing. Some days I switch around a lot, attempting all kinds of different tricks with different props. It helps me to keep my interest up, but when I do that I don’t see a lot of improvement in any one skill. Doing the drills and adding one catch to each run yields the best results for me and helps me focus my efforts.

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