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Old 01-24-08, 08:20 AM   #1
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Shaolin Extreme Finger Balance

Would this help my cycling in my off season?

Shaolin Extreme Finger Balance

Can this video be a fake?
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Old 01-24-08, 08:35 AM   #2
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Could be, but I don't think it is.....

My Soc 111 Prof is Taiwanese Buddhist who practices this and similar meditative techniques. He's currently teaching me the disciplines and frankly, the human body's capabilities when you are able to detach your mind form the body are amazing.

Looking at it from the POV of helping your cycling though is looking at it backwards. Yes, you will benefit from the ability to divorce your mind from the body and reach a state of "No Mind", but the goal is to be able to reach this for the sake of reaching the state. It's very difficult to put in words, but to seek perfection in all things is a good thing and start with breathing.
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Old 01-24-08, 08:36 AM   #3
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I don't know if that's real, but it is probably possible.

Here is a four finger handstand and an attempt at two:
http://arbroath.blogspot.com/2007/10...andstands.html
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Here's the direct link for that first video Wish they showed him get up there.
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doubted. i dont believe your fingers are capable of that. even after training for several decades
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Would this help my cycling in my off season?

Shaolin Extreme Finger Balance

Can this video be a fake?
Wow! He could totally poke your eye out with a finger like that!
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Old 01-24-08, 03:45 PM   #7
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Espcially if you were laying on the floor near the wall.
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Espcially if you were laying on the floor near the wall.
Then you would be particularly vulnerable every time Mrs Jsharr puts you in time out
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who said that? I can't see.
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It's not polite to point.
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