Ambidextrous Sports

LGQ7

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First: language. The word “balance” is misspelled. It’s kinda like an Ebonics spelling (phonetically). The cognate French “bilan” is better. I’ll just substitute “balance” for “bi-lance”, it’s my preference, and it’s more correct. “bi-lance" is a concrete noun. It is not an abstract noun. The symbol of Justice is a blindfolded woman holding a “bi-lance". “bi-lance” literally means 2 pans, because that’s what it is. We forget because we don’t use a “bi-lance” in the grocery store any more.

Shot put, javelin, discus.

Why don’t they throw right hand and then left hand, and add up the score?

Tennis. Right vs right, left vs. left (or whatever combinations) and add up the score.

In this way you create a bi-lanced body (ala bodybuilding, the first “sport/art” that is bi-lanced, as we are bi-laterally symmetric.)

And you multiplied your sports by 2.

Why do we have the Fiddler Crabs’ mentality?

 
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buzz

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Shot put, javelin, discus.

Why don’t they throw right hand and then left hand, and add up the score?
Because, like you said, this creates a different sport. The purpose of these sports are "who can throw this object the furthest", not "who can throw this object the furthest with both right and left hands".

Why not throw left and right handed, overhead, underhand, blindfolded, standing, seated, and laying down and then tally up the score?

Because nobody really cares about that, all people really care about is who can throw this thing the farthest however they best can. Your obsession over this stuff is pretty fascinating though.
 

buzz

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Why are there relay races? Why not just the best runners race?
Solo race - single fastest runner
Relay race - fastest group of runners

Different purposes. Just like throwing with one hand and throwing with both left and right hand are different. But since throwing sports are only done with one hand, history shows which one they cared about.
 

LGQ7

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Because nobody really cares about that, all people really care about is who can throw this thing the farthest however they best can.
That's a partial answer. The validity of an idea is not necessarily dependent on how many people like it.
And why isn't there left handed polo and jai alai?
 

r2473

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First: language. The word “balance” is misspelled. It’s kinda like an Ebonics spelling (phonetically). The cognate French “bilan” is better. I’ll just substitute “balance” for “bi-lance”, it’s my preference, and it’s more correct. “bi-lance" is a concrete noun. It is not an abstract noun. The symbol of Justice is a blindfolded woman holding a “bi-lance". “bi-lance” literally means 2 pans, because that’s what it is. We forget because we don’t us a “bi-lance” in the grocery store any more.
 

hollywood9826

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That's a partial answer. The validity of an idea is not necessarily dependent on how many people like it.
And why isn't there left handed polo and jai alai?
Not enough lefties to play polo in an all left handed league. Righties and lefties at the same time would create head on collisions all over the place. The same for field hockey. That's why both don't allow leftie sticks. And there are not enough left handed people to have a decent game of left handed only.

Jai Alia the wall would get in the way of lefties and prevent them from throwing any good and the righties would simply keep them pinned to the wall.
I suppose two lefties could just face the other way, but again trying to find lefties isn't exactly easy.
 

LGQ7

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but again trying to find lefties isn't exactly easy.
I believe right handedness comes from social rules based on the heart being on the left side. Right hand sword, left hand shield. It's been awhile since we did any "Highlander" stuff, the numbers of lefties can rise.

. . .

I spoke too soon. Hand guns. The same rule applies.
 
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LGQ7

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Why is my log edited (censored)? Why is the reference to left handed slingshot shooters from the Bible censored?

And my reference to hand guns for the continuation of the necessity of right handers?
 
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LGQ7

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Why not throw left and right handed, overhead, underhand, blindfolded, standing, seated, and laying down and then tally up the score?
In Olympic swimming, there are different events for different strokes, not 1 event for the whatever is the fastest.
 

LGQ7

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Why not throw left and right handed, overhead, underhand, blindfolded, standing, seated, and laying down and then tally up the score?
That's not a bad idea. Bodybuilders would win, because that's what they do. Just a "simple" biceps curl. Dumbbells-barbells. Standing-sitting. Incline-decline. Weights-cables. linear (weights) and logarithmic (elastic bands, Bowflex). Contraction-isometric. And upside-down TRX. At least 2^6 = 64 combinations. That's just for one exercise.
 

gut wax

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Why is my log edited (censored)? Why is the reference to left handed slingshot shooters from the Bible censored?

And my reference to hand guns for the continuation of the necessity of right handers?

"That is not the point. I am superior to all posters on the forum, that is the main thing." - sureshs
 

buzz

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In Olympic swimming, there are different events for different strokes, not 1 event for the whatever is the fastest.
Even better idea. Let’s make swimmers swim one race and only use their left arm, then swim it again but only use their right arm, tally it up and see who is fastest.
 

LGQ7

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Even better idea. Let’s make swimmers swim one race and only use their left arm, then swim it again but only use their right arm, tally it up and see who is fastest.
I looked it up. That is not farfetched. They actually do it as a training exercise (ala dumbbells as opposed to barbells, I guess).

 

LGQ7

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Even better idea. Let’s make swimmers swim one race and only use their left arm, then swim it again but only use their right arm, tally it up and see who is fastest.
I'm one step ahead of you. Boxing. Boxers break their hands all the time. Sometimes they have to fight one-handed.
 

LGQ7

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Here's another factor to take into consideration. Probably the most important factor. Why is the UFC/MMA so popular? It's because people can identify with the fighters. Rich Franklin said, "Being an MMA artist is being a Jack of all trades and a Master of none." It's popular because people can say, "I can do that (given enough time and resource)." Whether they are right or not is another point. Ambidextrous tennis forces tennis players to divide their time in 2, thus making their dominant hand weaker. Weaker is more appealing to the audience. The audience would THINK "I can do that". That would appeal to more audiences. You can be He-Man. You can't be Fisto.
 

LGQ7

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That's another thing. I always think that art should be close to life. Singing. Singing is a form of talking. And the closer singing is to talking, the better it is.

O Mio Babbino Caro the way it is supposed to be ACTED.


It's not supposed to be SUNG.


I watch ballet too. To me, the better dancers are the better "actors" not the better "dancers".

Which is what sports is. It's acting on a stage. It's like the Rocky movies. Sports is acting on a stage. That's why wrestling is almost extinct and WWE (acting) replaced it. For you who are not in the know, the UFC IS WWE, it is a soap opera.
 
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Cricket has had several all-rounders who bowled with one hand & batted with the other-usually right arm bowl & left arm bat-Richard Hadlee, Lance Klusener, Stuart Broad etc.
 

hollywood9826

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Cricket has had several all-rounders who bowled with one hand & batted with the other-usually right arm bowl & left arm bat-Richard Hadlee, Lance Klusener, Stuart Broad etc.
That's a thing in cricket also. A lot of baseball players throw right and bat left.

not so many throw left and bat right. Rickey Henderson is the only TLBR guy that was ever any good I can think of.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
I believe right handedness comes from social rules based on the heart being on the left side. Right hand sword, left hand shield. It's been awhile since we did any "Highlander" stuff, the numbers of lefties can rise.
No. Animals, even those without hands, show preference for using one side of the body over the other.

No need to spin theories unless you have first studied biology.
 

LGQ7

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No. Animals, even those without hands, show preference for using one side of the body over the other.

No need to spin theories unless you have first studied biology.
If your heart is on the left side, which hand will you hold the sword and which one the shield?
 

sureshs

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First: language. The word “balance” is misspelled. It’s kinda like an Ebonics spelling (phonetically). The cognate French “bilan” is better. I’ll just substitute “balance” for “bi-lance”, it’s my preference, and it’s more correct. “bi-lance" is a concrete noun. It is not an abstract noun. The symbol of Justice is a blindfolded woman holding a “bi-lance". “bi-lance” literally means 2 pans, because that’s what it is. We forget because we don’t us a “bi-lance” in the grocery store any more.
Is it like bisexual?
 

LGQ7

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Why would an animal which doesn't use sword or shield also show handedness? Or a baby from birth?
Read:

I believe right handedness comes from social rules based on the heart being on the left side. Right hand sword, left hand shield. It's been awhile since we did any "Highlander" stuff, the numbers of lefties can rise.

. . .

I spoke too soon. Hand guns. The same rule applies.
 

LGQ7

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No. Animals, even those without hands, show preference for using one side of the body over the other.

No need to spin theories unless you have first studied biology.
1. That doesn't mean right handedness.
2. That is logical to be one handedness. It saves on computing power. Like I said, I wanted to coin the word bi-dextrous; but ambi-dextrous is more correct as I often find myself ambi-valent about which hand to use.
 

LGQ7

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1. That doesn't mean right handedness.
2. That is logical to be one handedness. It saves on computing power. Like I said, I wanted to coin the word bi-dextrous; but ambi-dextrous is more correct as I often find myself ambi-valent about which hand to use.
Like a pilot and a co-pilot (sub-pilot). There are 2 pilots, but they cannot act independently, one has to yield to another, one is a back up system. If an airplane is colliding head on to another airplane and the pilot turns right and the co-pilot turns left, the plane is stuck in the middle. The plane is ambi-valent, ambi-dextrous. No good. Better only one turns the plane, doesn't matter which one. Logic.
 
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sureshs

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1. That doesn't mean right handedness.
2. That is logical to be one handedness. It saves on computing power. Like I said, I wanted to coin the word bi-dextrous; but ambi-dextrous is more correct as I often find myself ambi-valent about which hand to use.
Right handedness is believed to be linked to the left hemisphere of the brain being more in control of motor activities like tool making. It is not related to the position of the heart.
 

LGQ7

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Right handedness is believed to be linked to the left hemisphere of the brain being more in control of motor activities like tool making. It is not related to the position of the heart.
Back to the question: if your heart is on the left, which hand holds the sword?
 

LGQ7

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Is it like bisexual?
Yes. And that is not a joke. The sexes are one kind of balance, an asymmetrical balance, like chess. I believe if you better understand the balance within yourself, you will better understand the balance between the sexes, and that is the key to life.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Yes. And that is not a joke. The sexes are one kind of balance, an asymmetrical balance, like chess. I believe if you better understand the balance within yourself, you will better understand the balance between the sexes, and that is the key to life.
But sexual reproduction itself evolved later. Before that asexual reproduction was the norm. Again, it is only about biology, not some mystical notion of ying-yang balance.
 

LGQ7

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Yes. And that is not a joke. The sexes are one kind of balance, an asymmetrical balance, like chess. I believe if you better understand the balance within yourself, you will better understand the balance between the sexes, and that is the key to life sociologically.
Better now?
 

LGQ7

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Because nobody really cares about that, all people really care about is who can throw this thing the farthest however they best can. Your obsession over this stuff is pretty fascinating though.
Bodybuilding came from weight lifting. First people want to see how much weight Eugen Sandow can lift. Then they don't care about that. They care about his physique. Now bodybuilders don't DO anything but looking good (subjective).

Likewise with one handed sports. Why not de-emphasize sport, and emphasize symmetry?
 

LGQ7

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Because nobody really cares about that, all people really care about is who can throw this thing the farthest however they best can. Your obsession over this stuff is pretty fascinating though.
Same with swimming. Why not 1 event, swim the faster (or longest) however you can? But they have more than 1 kind of swimming, to see how versatile you are.
 

LGQ7

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Your obsession over this stuff is pretty fascinating though.
It's not my fascination. It's how different sport/arts are valued differently.

Javelin. Only the far-est.
Swimming. The fastest doesn't matter. People want to see all the different strokes.
Weight lifting: lifting the heaviest weight.
Bodybuilding: doing nothing, just looking good.
Figure skating: 50%, 50%. Technical merits, artistic impression.

If balance and symmetry is valued in other art/sport, why not in tennis? or one-handed sports? Make it 2 handed.
 

LGQ7

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I believe that the base of sports should be Jack-of-All-Trades.

Baseball is a Jack-of-All-Trades sports. Running, throwing, catching, hitting the ball.
Triathlon, Jack-of-All-Trades. Not the best in any of the 3.
UFC/MMA. Jack-of-All-Trades, the mother of Jack-of-All-Trades.
Decathlon

The "best" at ONE thing is not necessarily the best.

Again, sword fighting is sword and shield fighting.

Why not just multiply every sport by 2? It's kinda Biblical. And I am the prophet of ambidextrous sports.
 

LGQ7

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Hand to hand fighting. (I don't really know, I can only guess). If you are one-handed, you can be neutralized and you have no other cards to play.

Here's a lesson in grip breaking when your one-handedness is neutralized. If you're ambi-dextrous, you can switch, you litterally have two "hands" to play.

 
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