Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympic Training

As some of you know, the Blogville Olympics are fast approaching (apparently, so are the human Olympics, but really, who cares when there Blogville Olympics going on at the same time?!?).  Among the many events Abby and I have entered, our personal favorite definitely has to be the discus (also known as Frisbee).   So we are continuing to train long and hard for the discus event!  Mom has been good to help us train on the weekends, and when she gets home from work.  We are SO going to be in peak condition for the discus!

To help our fellow competitors (because this is a friendly competition, after all), we've added a few tips for peak performance:

First, always check the tensile strength of your Frisbee!

Keep your eye on the Frisbee!

Ear flappage helps increase your amplitude!

Using your tail for leverage can help you catch even the most poorly thrown of Frisbees!

For safety, have a partner spot you when getting 'big air'!

The wider the jaws, the greater the likelihood of a successful catch!


Don't forget about style points!  The more limbs in action, the better!

A stylish miss is better than a boring catch!
When in doubt, jump high and hope!  (Note tail use and ear flappage for maximum amplitude!)

Seriously, don't underestimate stylish misses!
Trust me; spectacular misses can earn you high points!
Pick up tips from your training partner, when possible!

Always bring the Frisbees back to your Designated Thrower for more quality training time.
I have heard that actually letting go of the Frisbee so that it can be thrown again helps, but I'm not so sure.

Finally, make sure you have high-quality, accurate press photos for the media, so your fans can recognize you at all times!

Heehee!   Now you won't miss us in a crowd!

We're so excited for the Blogville Olympics!  This is going to be Most Excellent!  We can't wait to see all our fellow competitors in action!  Good luck to everyone!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

THIS is a MOST EXCITING TRAINING Post. I am SURE many of your competitors are taking MANY notes.

BEST of LUCK and may ALL Athletes BE WINNERS!!!

The World According to Garth Riley said...

Excellent suggestions and illustrative photos. You two are truly masters at the style and ear-flippage aspects of this event. Honestly I'm amazed at how your limbs can go in so many different directions at once. Do you supplement your frisbee training with yoga to maintain flexibility?

Pippen said...

Okays... Since we've never played discus befores, we gots a very important question. Which eye is we supposed to keep on the discus? Is it the left one or the right one? Do we keep both our left eyes on it? or does just one of us keeps our eye on it?

Thanks your all your most informative pointers!

Sam and Pippen

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Piper, Molly and I are entered in all the Blogville Olympic swimming events. We think we can bring home the gold dog treats. Eight gold is out goal! Who is that Spitz guy anyway?

Mogley G. Retriever

Anonymous said...

I can't believe any other dogs would be so foolish as to enter this event.

Two French Bulldogs said...

You need to get a trampoline
Benny & Lily

Molly the Airedale said...

We know that both of you have nailed this event! Nobody is better than the two of you at frisbee!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Unknown said...

Your both doing great on your training, you really show your full agility and energy on your training, keep it up and Good luck :D

Puppy Bond | Dog Shock Collar

Tucker said...

Wowsa I can't imagine how you wouldn't win the gold!

woof - Tucker

The Daily Pip said...

Oh geez, if only I had these tips a few weeks ago maybe I could have entered my own competition.

Your pal, Pip