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Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« on: April 23, 2010, 09:00:46 PM »
Oh hey, why not?
 
Videos you should watch:
-ab workout --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk_usVg7Fp0
-What I Have (my first vid) --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7KzmO6Q72c

I usually follow the Yamakasi tradition of adding one to all of my sets. It helps show what you can really do. I'm really bad at vaults, they're my weak point. I'm trying to get a vault box so I can practice them on my recovery days.


Goals:
Increase workout sets to
-25+1 wallclimb to muscle ups
-25 eight footlength precisions in a row
-25 nine footlength precisions in a row
-25 precisions up 5 stairs in a row
buy/build a box to practice vaults on
be able to kong a picnic table long ways
easily and commonly kong a long ledge at chest height
learn speed vaults
get good enough to apply speed vaults
learn dash vaults
get good enough to apply dash vaults
find out how much I can underbar
improve underbars by 2 inches
running jump 7 museum stairs
climb up a 10'8" wall
do a flip
do 1000 pushups in one school day
30 second handstand
Proper form planche

I'm REALLY pushing for that box. I feel so stupid with a goal like "learn speed vaults" after over a year of parkour.
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Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 07:20:31 AM »
Be careful with those late night workouts. I used to work out right before I went to bed and I found I had a really hard time getting to sleep. Once your body is up and running it's not an easy task to get it to settle again.
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Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 09:22:08 PM »
(moved from first post)
I feel like there is something majorly wrong I am doing, which is ending up hurting my fitness. Probs my nutrition, so ima keep my eyes on that. Breakfast is fine, I always have cereal. My dinners are usually pretty well balanced. My lunches end up being the killer. My school doesn't cook anything healthy... too easy to just grab a burger and go. I'm going to try getting liiiike a turkey wrap or something for a while, see if that helps at all.

I had a dream last night where I was really good at QM and was galloping at a pace much faster than I could ever run, and the feeling was realistic and phenomonal. I began to wonder "Why can't people do that?" I now plan to practice QM a heck of a lot more, going to try even running like that, see if I can build up fluidity. 4 legs are better than 2 right?

I didn't do parkour today, so I had a pretty intense midnight workout in my room.
-2x20 close-arm push ups  (I'm trying to get strong enough to planche :o)
-1x10 knuckle push ups
-fingertip strengthening, pushing and pulling
-2x7 slow leg lifts
-3x40 heel lifts
-3x35 toe lifts
-2x10 prone trunk extensions

So tired... but that was my goal, right?
(end first post)


'Spose it is different for everyone, I end up staying up too late anyway... but I will keep that in mind.

I did a little parkour today, but I found myself alone, and lacking motivation, so it was more of a skills day.
-1 mile (at least) balance on the train tracks
-4 second long flagpole on my right
-1x5 10ft wall climbs, with 2 correctly done muscle ups.
-10 minutes of stair jumping and drills
-1x10 kong attempts over a ledge (I don't know why I can't make it ]: )
-1x5 jumps up a 7 stair set
-10 second lever
-30 mins of cardio
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 06:57:14 PM »
This post is for yesterday... I was so discouraged by how lousy that day was that I didn't write it down =\

-3/4 mile of rail walking
-20 mins of tetherball (try it sometime. this is the definition of cardio.)
-4 second right flagpole
-15 eight footlength precisions. stuck the landing on maybe 4 or 5.
-4/25 wallclimbs up the 10' wall. no muscle ups =(
-0/about 8 kongs over some ledge..Still don't know why I can't make it.

Taking some much needed rest days...
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 06:06:14 PM »
I guess my natural habit is every other day. =P

-QM on my stairs, 5x up and down
-10 pushups
-finger strengthening
-3x70 heel lifts
-3x40 toe lifts
-2x10 slow leg lifts
-2x40 seconds of inward ankle presses
-2x10 pull*-ups                 (*palms facing outward?)
-2x15 close arm push ups
-2x10 prone trunk extensions

Time to play Zelda:OoT into the night...
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 03:26:53 PM »
The rain kept me inside but it was beautiful today so I had to go outside.

-1.5 miles of train rail walking (3/4 both ways)
-4 or so kongs over a picnic table shortway
-4 second flagpole
-6 gate vaults
-2x[5x10ft wall climbs with 1 muscle up and 4 pull ups, 5x10ft wall presses] 17      4.5
-10 cat jumps
-15 running jumps up 6 museum stairs
-10 standing jumps up 5 museum stairs
-Spent a little over an hour playing around on some kid's slackline (like a tightrope) and walked the whole 15 ft length =DDD

Good day
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 04:40:22 PM »
-3/4 mile-ish rail walking. It was windy and I fell a million times >.<
-10 small kongs
-20 eight footlength precisions (I stuck at least half the landings)
-10 relatively low cat jumps with muscle ups =D
-2x[5x10ft wall climbs with 5 pull ups, 5x10ft wall presses]
-10 longer cat jumps
I ended up playing a little bit of tag after that, but I was pretty tired.

I also played an hour of ultimate frisbee today and yesterday  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2010, 04:36:40 PM »
I think on Wednesday I realized out that the two guys I have been training with since the very beginning don't want to do parkour with me anymore, which caused me to have a depression attack... so I wasn't very motivated, and I still don't really feel like writing what I did.

-1 mile-ish rail walking
-10 small kongs followed by a cat jump with a muscle up (oof)
-6 second flagpole on my right
-15 eight footlength precisions (out of about 25-30 tries)
-2x[7x10ft wall climbs with 5 pull ups, 7x10ft wall presses]
-10 longer cat jumps
-15 second long lever
-5 jumps up 7 stairs
-5 kongs over a ledge about stomach height with a 7ish foot drop after
-45mins-1hr of intense lava tag

Tired.... watching Toy Story 2...
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 01:49:47 PM »
Bah... what a lazy week. I need to get out there more. I feel like I went out Sunday or Saturday and just didn't write it down.
Yesterday I ran about 4 miles, 2 of those being barefoot.

I finally went filming today, so it wasn't much of a workout, but I got some gooood footage.
-1 mile-ish rail walking
-5 small kongs followed by a cat jump with a muscle up
-7ish second flagpole on my right
-10 or so eight footlength precisions
-2x10ft wall climbs with muscle ups
-5 longer cat jumps
-15ish second long lever
-3 jumps up 7 stairs
-FINALLY KONGED THAT LONGER LEDGE!! TWICE!! stomach height, about 2 feet long.

I should have the video edited by next week. don't quote me though.
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2010, 05:15:15 AM »
I was in a hurry yesterday, so I didn't really tire myself out

-15 eight footlength precisions (out of about 20 tries)
-2x[7x10ft wall climbs with 7 pull ups, 7x10ft wall presses] played around with these after
-2 wallclimbs up a 5 foot ledge without using my hands
-5 jumps up 7 stairs
-3 kongs over that longer ledge (I might've kashed it one time  :o)

Probs heading out today
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 02:22:33 PM »
-1 mile-ish rail walking
-9 small kongs followed by a cat jump with a muscle up
-15/17 eight footlength precisions
-5 nine footlength precisions
-2x[10x10ft wall climbs with 5 muscle ups, 5 pull ups, 10x10ft wall presses] (extra muscle up thrown in there to make it an even 20)
-5 jumps up 7 stairs
-I lazied that longer ledge
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010, 02:59:09 PM »
   You said you always eat cereal for breakfast, try eating scrambled eggs, a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of milk, it will do you a lot more good.

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2010, 03:09:37 PM »
That sounds pretty good. Should I try to have that as often as possible orrr...
Is instant oatmeal just as good?
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2010, 03:39:45 PM »
I eat that every day and it helps me. 2 pieces of advice, if you can't pick it, kill it, or find it, don't eat it, it's hard to live by that but try your best on it (by find I don't mean find in the candy aisle of the wal mart) and try to eat carbs in the morning a mixture of carbs and proteins for lunch and protein for diner, the carbs at breakfast will give you energy for the day, and the protein at night will help your muscles heal while you sleep, and get tons of sleep, sleep plays a huge role but gets neglected a lot. Oh and ya I guess just oatmeal can help but don't add a bunch of suger to it, if you need some extra flavor put in strawberries or banana's some kinda fruit.

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2010, 04:45:29 PM »
Sounds really delish. Right now, I'm only 16, so my lunch and dinner nutrition isn't really my choice very much. My mom is really good about feeding a variety of foods for dinner, mostly nutritious. I also pester her to get lots of fruit and salad. For lunch I have been getting a ham and cheese wrap with green pepper, lettuce, olives and pickles.

And for the record, I think I have killed at least one cereal box.
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2010, 05:35:44 PM »
Eggs and Oatmeal is a great way to start the day. I'm kinda sad it took me this long to find out.

anyway... easily the most intense conditioning day I have ever had.
-1 mile-ish rail walking
-A whole slew of precisions, between 8-9 footlengths. I hurt my ankle 3 times >.<
-2x[10x10ft wall climbs with 10 muscle ups, 10x10ft wall presses] I kept a good pace this time.
-10 longer cat jumps
-5 jumps up 7 stairs
-5 kongs over a ledge about stomach height with a 7ish foot drop after
-13 jumps up 5 stairs (17 inches long, 4.5 inches high)
-10 minutes of barefoot running
-40 pushups
-played with handstands for a while.
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2010, 08:16:38 PM »
Ha ha yea I hear that a lot from the people I can actually get to listen to that advice, little tweaks in your diet can do you more good then huge increases in your work out load. Exercise doesn't fuel your muscles food does, and drink plenty of water, try replacing all your drinks at meal time with water. Think of it like a river, you eat all this nutritious stuff, but you need that water to flush it through your body to the muscles. Start using that mind set and you will start noticing changes. Also try not to eat any dairy products after Noon, It doesn't work for everyone, but I've noticed I usually can work harder by doing that. Well good luck with your training.

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2010, 11:10:11 AM »
Ha ha yea I hear that a lot from the people I can actually get to listen to that advice, little tweaks in your diet can do you more good then huge increases in your work out load. Exercise doesn't fuel your muscles food does, and drink plenty of water, try replacing all your drinks at meal time with water. Think of it like a river, you eat all this nutritious stuff, but you need that water to flush it through your body to the muscles. Start using that mind set and you will start noticing changes. Also try not to eat any dairy products after Noon, It doesn't work for everyone, but I've noticed I usually can work harder by doing that. Well good luck with your training.

I only drink water and milk anyway. The rare occasional bit of cream soda, but I don't make a habit out of soda-ing.
My body always handles dairy really well. I have drank cartons of milk, then gone to cross country practice. Never had any problem with it.
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2010, 06:10:54 PM »
Did a bunch of filming today  ;D

More of the same, still exhausted.
it took me a million tries to get good footage of the precisions... couldn't quite get the hang of it.
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2010, 05:48:52 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7KzmO6Q72c
in case anyone hasn't seen it yet  ;D

Evan Blanc suggested that I do sets of 25 precisions... 25 in a row that is... I more or less did that. I did 10 because I'm still weak and bad at precisions.

-1 mile-ish rail walking
-51 nine foot length precisions before I got 12 in a row.
-2x16x10ft wall climbs with 16 muscle ups
-10x10ft wall presses my shoulder was killing me so I didn't do the second set.
-5 jumps up 7 stairs
-20 jumps up 5 stairs before I got 8. couldn't go to 10.(17 inches long, 4.5 inches high)
-Covered my route on foot today... so about 8 miles total of walking/running
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