#ClutchKicks

A documentation of the attempts of Jacob Clutch Davis to make it on to the new Lexington area indoor football team, the Bluegrass Warhorses. #ClutchKicks is brought to you by Fit Kentucky: find them on their website, www.fitkentucky.com, Facebook, www.facebook.com/FitKy, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/FitKentucky!


Here We Go

Well, we're mere hours away from the tryout. I didn't think I'd be as nervous as I am, but boy was I wrong. I'm honestly not sure how much sleep I'm going to get tonight. Registration starts tomorrow at 9:00 AM at Scott County High School off U.S. 25, for those that have been under a rock for the past couple days. I'll be out at the tryouts early tomorrow to represent WLXG in full force, giving away T-shirts and some other extra prizes as well as doing my try out.

Alex hooked me up to a parachute on Thursday night. We did some basic sprints, and some directional changing sprints. The first few sprints I didn't even really notice the parachute was there, but we noticed what direction the slight breeze was going. Feeling up for a challenge, we tweaked the direction I was sprinting in. I still didn't notice the parachute too much, until about the third sprint. Suddenly the slight resistance the parachute provided wasn't all that slight. Once we wrapped up the sprints, Alex stuck around for a few minutes and held for me while I kicked a couple times. Unfortunately the field where we practiced didn't have any goal posts, so I had to guestimate distance. Aiming wasn't tough, since I could just pick a tree in the background and aim for that. Just for fun, I tried a couple punts. I can get zero air time on a punt, so that whole thing's right out.

Today was an upper body day, including standing shoulder press, roll outs, a couple exercises that work your core, and some absolutely brutal pushups. I learned two things tonight: 1, I can't keep my back straight when doing shoulder press and 2, the reason you do sets of exercises quickly. I'd probably botch the explanation, so I'll have Alex explain it on Sunday Sports this week. Roll outs were rough; my abs are absolutely killing me and will probably stay that way. The crazy sets of pushups Alex had me do ended up being the first time I didn't care much for him. They were BRUTAL. I'm never forgiving him for those.

After the workout tonight, I found some goalposts and kicked a few field goals. I'm not feeling as confident as I had a couple days ago. My accuracy, the thing I felt most confident about, is where I want it. It's my leg strength. I can't tell how much was the crappy field condition, bad tee, and my leg strength, but I was only really consistent from 30 to 35 yards. I kept coming up short on 40 yarders, but not by much. I guess we'll see how the tryout goes tomorrow. I'm very happy with my accuracy, and am looking forward to showing what I can do tomorrow. Wish me luck.

We'll be talking about the tryouts with Eric Taylor of the Bluegrass Warhorses on Sunday Sports this week, and we'll have Alex Laughry of Fit Kentucky call in as well. Obviously I'll share my experience with the tryouts a bit on Sunday, but I'll also be writing a full recap here for Monday. Tune in to Sunday Sports this week and make fun of me.


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05/31/2013 10:36PM
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