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Title: Themed Training - Nov 6th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on September 29, 2008, 04:27:38 PM
Themed Training Meets will take place on a weekly basis, unless otherwise noted, on Thursday nights between 7:30 and 10PM at GMU.  Meeting place will be in front of Robinson Hall A.

It is suggested, and almost required, to make sure you come FRESH each week for the themed meet. This means your Wednesday night should not be out drinking with your friends, doing heavy exercise or etc etc.  The training will be intensive enough to be both taxing for your body and your central nervous system.  Preparation should include waking up at a decent hour, getting a good night's rest, and eating small meals throughout the day to keep your energy levels up.

Nov 6th Theme:
Strength Conditioning

Contact Info:
571-451-47 80

How is this meet going to work?
We will start out with a warm-up and joint rotation.  The warm-up will vary each week, but likely have similar ideas each time, depending on the themed training that will follow.  After the warm-up, time will be given to rest before a more intensive conditioning segment approaches.  The conditioning will be light in nature, but enough to tax the body before any technical training.  The conditioning may or may not directly lead into the themed training.  After the conditioning, we will train the theme in various ways before resting again.  At this point, the day is opened up for "free play" and working on individual training.  All participants are free to continue themed training if desired.  At the end of the session, a brief ten minute group stretch is mandatory.

Themed training meets are intended to avoid the monotony of drilling individual techniques unless it offers focus on a greater, overarching goal.  They are also designed to properly build a foundation in Parkour.  The foundation is a strong body and the ability to run, climb, jump, and crawl.  Themed training focuses on developing movement, not techniques; Parkour, not a tricklist.

To get to GMU from the Metro:

"Metro Rail: You can take the Orange Line to Vienna Metro Station and then take the Cue Bus or Mason to Metro Shuttle to the Fairfax Campus."

Buses are:
Mason to Metro
Cue Bus
Metro Bus: 15K, 15L, 17A, 17G, 29K
Fairfax Connector: Route 306

From there, you can use a map to find your way to Robinson Hall A (pretty much dead center of campus)

http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 2nd, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Haunter on October 01, 2008, 11:45:16 AM
If my fight wasn't this saturday I'd be there. Sorry to miss out on this one be with you guys in spirit. Go Go!!
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 2nd, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Jeni4 on October 05, 2008, 07:46:30 AM
hi

I was wondering if any teens usually go

ohh and I think i can make it but i have soccer  mon-thur so im not going to be "freash" but im used it and i think i can handle ur conditionings afterwards
what do u think?
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 2nd, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 05, 2008, 07:51:42 AM
It's open to everyone.  GMU is just a place where we can do this without causing problems with security.  :)

It shouldn't be so intense as to wipe the floor with you, and given that you rbody shoul dbe adapted to soccer by now, I'm sure you'll be fine.  Hope to see you this week.

Also, feel free to reach me by cell phone if you like.  5 71451478 0
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 2nd, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Jeni4 on October 05, 2008, 01:34:55 PM
ill most likely be there...like 99% sure

lol
thanx
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 2nd, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 05, 2008, 04:36:07 PM
No worries.  Know your way around okay?
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Trey Felter on October 05, 2008, 06:38:17 PM
Had a lot of fun with you at UVA this weekend, and would love to start coming to your trainings.  Not sure if I can do this week, but I will try, and if not, will start coming in weeks following.

I live in Woodbridge, and will be driving, so if anyone else is local, I could give rides.

If you think you'll need a ride, just PM or text me, my cell number is five71 242 920eight.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Jeni4 on October 05, 2008, 07:31:38 PM
yeah
hopfully ill get better traning with u guys haha    :)

thanx
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 06, 2008, 10:56:36 AM
Boo, Trey.  This week'll be a good one.

And you definitely will, Jeni!
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 09, 2008, 04:47:50 AM
Head count.

I'll be there.  I'll contact W0lf and Victor later today to see if they're coming (as they don't post up).

This'll be a fun one, so show up!
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 09, 2008, 11:49:36 AM
W0lf's in.  You others better not slack!
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Jeni4 on October 09, 2008, 12:26:24 PM
i totally forgot to ask u guy exacly where were meeting up

Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 09, 2008, 01:32:13 PM
Part of this is why I gave my phone number.

It'll be in front of Robinson Hall B, today, I guess.  That's where the crazy little water fountain things are.  Shouldn't be hard to spot at all.  CALL if you get lost.

Again, that number is 571   4514780

(If it's unclear why I said this is why we use cell phones.. it's cause there was no gurantee I would've checked this before I left, especially considering I just woke up from a nap.)
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on October 09, 2008, 06:50:25 PM
Can we train now?  :P just got home haha
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 9th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 09, 2008, 07:19:01 PM
Too bad the APK clock doesn't work.. no idea when you posted that.  LoL.

Nice job, Jen.  It's nice to train a girl again!

Leon, what're we doing this weekend, if you're home? :p
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 11, 2008, 10:18:38 AM
Just for you, Jeni.  :p

Actually, this topic has come up a few times in the past few days, so I figure it'll be good for everyone to break down how much we use our lovely little hips in everything we do.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Jeni4 on October 12, 2008, 11:07:39 AM
how many times a week do u suggest for conditioning?
ps u were right, i woke up on friday sore as hell lol
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 12, 2008, 11:11:44 AM
Ideally?  I'd say five.  But not everyone (i.e. no one) has time for that all the time.. At least three.  Five is excessive to begin with, anyhow, since your body doesn't even know yet how to get adequate rest in two days out of the week!

I'd qualify these training sessions as conditioning, as well, since there isn't going to be a day when we do this without SOME conditioning.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Trey Felter on October 12, 2008, 08:04:23 PM
I should be there this week, do you mind if I bring a couple other guys with me?

They are new to Parkour, but like me have been wanting to get into it for some time.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 12, 2008, 08:52:15 PM
Of course I don't mind!

It should be a good introduction, too, since the hips are so integral to most of our movements, it'll really just a breakdown of various movements into its base parts.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 14, 2008, 07:12:20 AM
ill try to go this thursday but i hurt my knee really bad doing a 13ft horizontal jump and i might not be in top condition
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 14, 2008, 07:22:21 AM
Oi.. why're you doing jumps like that for?!  :p

If you come, I'll let you in on things you can do to rehabilitate your knees and prevent further injury.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Trey Felter on October 14, 2008, 07:28:52 AM
Good, cause I messed my knee up in a drunken stupor somehow last weekend.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 14, 2008, 07:42:18 AM
k.. the week after next.. I'm definitely doing a "Conditioning for injury rehab/prevention" theme.. >_>..

Btw, guys, I'll post it up later, but next week's session (Oct 23rd) will be CANCELLED as I have to go to Colorado for a few days for an event called Cine Parkour.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 15, 2008, 01:57:56 PM
ya my freind and i are going tomorrow
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 15, 2008, 01:59:41 PM
oh and can someone give me directions to the campus where we are doing the training
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 15, 2008, 02:41:43 PM
You'll need to park in the visitor's parking deck, which may or may not cost some money, I don't remember.  I think it costs a smalla mount.

From Braddock road, you're going to turn into GMU on Roanoke River Road (NOT Sideburn.. you WILL get lost).  Follow the road and the first fork, you go RIGHT to start going toward the visitor parking.  Once you're around the pond, ther'ell be another fork.. go left.  The visitor parking is at the end of this road.

If you're just being dropped off, you still want to be dropped off at this point.  There's a crosswalk, get dropped off there.. have your driver make a U-turn and go back out (rather than turning around at the actual visitor parking deck).  As for yourself, you're going to want to walk straight down into the university AWAY from the pond.  You'll run into the fine arts building.. go left when you reach it until you get to the next intersection of walkways.. you'll see fountains to the right.. go past them until you get to the big circle thing.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 15, 2008, 02:52:36 PM
ok so gmu isnt actually that hard to get to from fairaxes main road?
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 16th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 16, 2008, 08:54:57 PM
Okay, thanks for coming out.  Hope it was educational.  Thanks for killing the crickets, too.

Two weeks, guys.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 23rd, 7:30PM, George Mason University CANCELLED
Post by: Trey Felter on October 17, 2008, 11:42:26 PM
Yeah, it was a lot of fun, sorry we're so out of shape.  I'll be there in two weeks, and may or may not have more people.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 23rd, 7:30PM, George Mason University CANCELLED
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 18, 2008, 06:34:45 AM
Pfft.  That's nothing to apologise for.  It comes with time.  Even if you couldn't climb-up, the attempts to do so did you some good.  I'll be a bit tougher on the conditioning aspect next time, but not so much.  I also need to think carefully of how to structure the next one if there's a large influx of newer people.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 23rd, 7:30PM, George Mason University CANCELLED
Post by: NamelessNewb on October 19, 2008, 06:59:18 PM
I had fun. But where the hell were all these mystery (wo)men?

edit: Also the scratches on the bottom of my foot have scabbed up nicely. I should probably buy some new shoes if I'm going to continue jumping onto walls and scraping off.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 23rd, 7:30PM, George Mason University CANCELLED
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 20, 2008, 05:51:33 AM
Ah, people'll always drop in and out,s ay they'll come and enver show.. that's normal!

doesn't matter.  If no one shown, I'd've trained on my own.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 30th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 27, 2008, 04:45:20 AM
Updated.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 30th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Trey Felter on October 27, 2008, 11:36:25 AM
I'll definitely be there on the 30th.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 30th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on October 27, 2008, 02:20:08 PM
ill try to go this thursday but i can definitly come to the sat holloween jam.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 30th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Jeni4 on October 27, 2008, 05:23:46 PM
Wow
seems like u guys had fun lol
cant come this week cuz im going to see the US olympic gymnastics team (yay haha)
but ill try to make it next thursday  :)
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 30th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 30, 2008, 11:41:35 AM
See you next week, Jeni.

Everyone else, dress warmly.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Oct 30th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on October 31, 2008, 04:45:08 AM
That was great, everyone!

I'm going to be slowly increasing the intensity and duration of the conditioning session over time.  I'm also going to be moving away from the drilling over time to focus more on fluency, but we'll do that piece by piece.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Nov 6th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: nDjosh on October 31, 2008, 09:03:46 AM
fun 1st time last night, ill try and be up there nxt thurs def
Title: Re: Themed Training - Nov 6th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Haunter on November 11, 2008, 11:49:01 AM
Sorry for the long absence. As you know ive been training for my fights but more recently I broke my toe a little while ago so parkour was a big no no.. I have off from work this thursday. So hopefully I should be down their.
Title: Re: Themed Training - Nov 6th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on November 11, 2008, 12:11:38 PM
I will not be present.  But the others shall be meeting up and doing... something.. at least.

Please note that any updated information from now on will be on the Parkour Virginia website.

www.parkourvirginia.com
Title: Re: Themed Training - Nov 6th, 7:30PM, George Mason University
Post by: Daniel "spider" Potes on November 17, 2008, 08:04:06 AM
i can go to this weeks training