by Thomas Kurz
At the end of the previous post I asked how–besides directing endurance training–one can use the knowledge about the tripod position in sports such as ball games and martial arts. I got this excellent answer from Brendan:
“From my background in martial arts, I would always like it when an opponent assumed this position during a break from sparring or a match, as it conveyed my opponent had run out of gas. Equally, I always avoid adopting the same position for exactly the same reason–it is a big boost psychologically to know your opponent is exhausted. On team sports you would pick those players adopting this position to run the plays at.”
Can someone elaborate on Brendan’s observations and his idea? For example, how about pretending to be fatigued? Are there any risks for the pretender?