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creekdweller wrote:The first time I saw the Rockies was how in your face those mountains are. You can be miles away and it is like you can touch them. The Smokies are more gradual and tiny in comparison.
brown_DOG_US wrote:Nice. Does she give up dance for swimming?
reminds me of a kid that swims here in Greenville...or did swim...he is taking some time off but this kid is Olympic level good if he doesnt get burnt out. His name is Nils. Last year at state he was coming off knee surgery and hadnt swam so he used his times from the year before...put him in the slower heats and he still won every single event he swam in except one butterfly event and swam AAAA times which is the elite of the elite. Kid is amazing and fun to watch. I caught myself watching him when he was swimming against my son in back stroke last year in summer swim. My son finished second in a 25m (1 lap) and he was at the wall when my son was at the ropes. And my son is one of top back strokers in the statesec realist wrote:We hit the cages on Monday for lessons and reps.
What stood out that night was another kid. He was in the cage next to G and was murdering the ball, time after time. He was locked in and squaring everything up - it was an amazing display, really. There were people just standing around watching him, including my son who I caught staring a time or two.
This kid was a small 10. His hitting instructor is my son's coach, and has been going to him for a year and a half. I asked G's coach about the kid: he said he's that good because of mechanics, because of hard work and because he just lives for it. Sometimes when his parents want to go get a bite to eat, they just drop him off and he hangs there for a couple of hours hitting countless balls. Talk about an elite-level kid.
my son is somewhat tall and ripped...just swims so much he cant add weight. He is starting to hit puberty though so hopefully that will help. Kid has an 8 pack and broad ass swim shoulderssec realist wrote:My son is a giant. He's going into the second grade and he already weighs 76 pounds. He no fatty either, he's just a little Hulk.
brown_DOG_US wrote:A bit off topic, but you two might like this. Here in Boulder there are a lot of kids on the swim team who are vegetarians, and those kids are all string beans. Pre-puberty a skinny kid can be competitive by making a smaller hole in the water, but post puberty it is all about muscle and technique. The problem is these kids don't get enough protein to develop muscle. Swimming 8-9 times a week burns so many calories that what ever they eat gets burned. I have nicely mentioned that each kid's parents that they would be wise to chart what their kid eats for a week and see if they average .75 grams of protein per pound per day. The few who have taken me up on it have reported that their kid was getting between a fourth and a third of that.
Both of you should quietly track everything your son eats for a week and see where they fall. There are tons of places online to do it, but it's still a lot of work. If they come up short the best way to get protein is red meat (expensive or fatty) or eggs lots of eggs. I should add that some people like me can't digest that much protein without feeling ill. Anyway, just something to think about.
they are saying Maddox is going to be between 6'0 and 6'2...i will believe it when i see it but its possible. My nephew is 5'10 and his mom and dad are shorter than my wife and myselfsec realist wrote:G's tall and broad - no six pack, he's not cut like that but nobody would ever say he's overweight. He just looks healthy.
Last physical said he was 94th percentile for weight and 93rd for height. Just a big kid.
I'm guessing he ends up about 6'1"-6'2" and around 190 or so when he's 18.
I'm a bit over 6' and weigh 210-215, depending. At 18 I weighed about 180.
I will see what I can do...I need to register a youtube account so I can start doing that.sec realist wrote:If you can, record some plays during the game and link them here.
I'm going to try to do it for G's baseball, just for shits and giggles really but it might add something to the thread.
So he's been working hard at shortening the swing over the past month or so, and has done a pretty good job. It still gets a bit long, but it's looking sweet.sec realist wrote:G hit one out of the park last night during practice! They were practicing on a 120 foot field, so it wasn't on the "standard" field for the age (200 feet) - but a dinger is a dinger, and I can't recall a bigger smile on his face! It was a bomb, and everyone knew it was gone as soon as he hit it. Hooting and hollering from everyone.