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Title: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk_usVg7Fp0)
-What I Have (my first vid) --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7KzmO6Q72c (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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Rebecca Myers 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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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...
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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...
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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...
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: wolf555 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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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?
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: wolf555 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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: wolf555 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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel 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
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: wolf555 on May 24, 2010, 05:59:43 PM
Nice video, you got me jealous though, I live in the sticks nothing near that good to practice on here, thinking about going to a gymnastics gym and seeing if there parkour friendly, think that's a good idea? At the least they have a rock wall so I can get some climbing in if all else fails, wish I could find someone in my area to go with though. I hate going to new places alone(inside the city that is, in the woods I usually don't care for company, there to noisy).
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on May 24, 2010, 06:07:08 PM
What city are you in/around/anywhere near? (and since i probably wont recognize it, what state?)  I thought I had nothing to work out on. Then I realized I was doing it wrong. I don't have anywhere to practice flow, but I would bet a hershey bar that you could find a stairway and a 10 foot wall that people don't mind you playing on. That is most of what I use. I only started doing precisions a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: wolf555 on May 24, 2010, 06:23:09 PM
South Mississippi, in George County, I have found People on APK around this area but none have answered my messages, I just started my own training log on here, the peer pressure got me, you should take a look, its under "Wolf's (Nick's) training log". We might can get some ideas off each other.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on May 26, 2010, 03:51:04 PM
i went bridge jumping on my rest day. It quickly turned into a half mile swim, which tired me out. That combined with 89 degrees and high humidity made today just a bad practice day. I was rushed on top of that, so I didn't do full sets of everything. My shoulder was killing me again, so I did even less wall presses.

-5 high wallclimbs with a higher ledge to grab above it
-10/about 18 nine footlength precisions
-12 wallclimbs with muscle ups total
-5 ten foot wall presses
-20 jumps up the 5 stairs
-5 jumps up 6 stairs
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on May 29, 2010, 09:35:26 AM
I did a 10'8" wallclimb yesterday. That is my highest so far  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on May 30, 2010, 12:55:58 PM
I've decided to not really post every individual rep unless I do a different amount than my goal. This has been a bad week. My last good practice was Monday. I did go out Wednesday, but I was tired, so it was lousy. Today was bad too because I haven't been eating well this weekend because my mom is in CT, and hasn't been able to oversee my nutrition. Granted, I haven't been eating a ton of bad foods, just haven't been eating as well as I could have been. Muscle atrophy doesn't set in this fast does it? >__>

I only did one set of wallclimb to muscle ups, and couldn't go on. I did 15 precisions, and didn't feel safe, so I stopped. Played around with foot placement for wallclimbs and kongs.

I'm 99.9% sure I saw a bald eagle.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 01, 2010, 07:25:35 PM
did that ab workout again. I gasped in pain less times, and went longer before pausing than last time. IMPROVEMENT!

It rained so I did an indoor workout in my room. Standard stuff; pushups, back lifts, heel and toe lifts...

planned out how much plywood I need to make the box I want to vault. I can cut it out of a 3'x7' board and a 3'x4' board.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 04, 2010, 03:17:17 AM
Only paused in pain once during the ab workout yesterday. yesss

I decided to build up until I can do 1000 pushups in one school day. Its a long term goal... maybe for senior year... but I absolutely want to do it!  ;D

Traditional inside workout. Now I'm resting up for saturday which is sounding more and more like it is going to be rained out.
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Post by: wolf555 on June 04, 2010, 08:37:51 AM
Keep it up, also on abs try hanging leg raises, there killer.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Josh Wright on June 04, 2010, 05:33:40 PM
Hey Greg! Just wanted to say I think you're doing an awesome job so keep it up, man!
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 04, 2010, 07:15:08 PM
Hey Greg! Just wanted to say I think you're doing an awesome job so keep it up, man!
Consider my day made.

Wolf (or anyone else), do you think that the egg every day plus whatever minor sources I get throughout the day is enough protein or should I have some kind of supplement?
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Josh Wright on June 04, 2010, 08:11:44 PM
Consider my day made.

Wolf (or anyone else), do you think that the egg every day plus whatever minor sources I get throughout the day is enough protein or should I have some kind of supplement?

Quote from Eating Right: How to get Started by Chris Salvato
D) Eggs - Excellent source of protein.  Interchangeable with meat sources. (1 Whole egg = 1 Oz meat...or... 2 Egg Whites = 1 Oz Meat)

If you're really needing protein, I heard a good supplement is whey protein! You might want to check out an article on it somewhere in the diet section, but you can put that in a milkshake, food, or whatever and it has a lot of protein in it. Again, I'm not a credible source when it comes to this so you might want to further research into it! Good luck!

Also any type of fish is a great source of protein!
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: wolf555 on June 04, 2010, 08:29:23 PM
I don't get to into supplements, I eat a lot of unsalted boiled peanuts for a snack all the time, and usually baked chicken for supper. I'll tell ya what all I eat, maybe that will help
Breakfast:
2 scrambled eggs
glass of milk
glass of v8 fusion (peach mango)
bowl of oatmeal
Mid-morning snack:
peanuts
piece of fruit
Lunch:
bowl of rice
bottle of water
If I can get baked chicken I eat it, though I'm not a cook
Afternoon snack:
peanuts yet again
v8 fusion
Supper:
Baked chicken
sweet peas (or green beans)
mashed potato's
water
sometimes a homemade biscuit (you haven't lived till you have tried one of my mom's or my memaw's biscuits)
and a glass of water before bed or sometimes v8.
Title: Re: Greg's Training Journal (Comments Appreciated)
Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 05, 2010, 05:29:10 PM
That. Sounds. Delicious.


Well I went to Portland with a few guys today. We had a great time. I made a really long cat jump that was just about the edge of my range, and managed to climb the end of a really long wall that gradually gets longer. I'm happy.

Side note, I accidentally walked within 5 feet of a seagull nest... with a seagull on it... with 3 eggs in it... with the mate near by... with about 40 seagulls willing to provide backup within a call's reach. The myth about birds swooping for your eyes first: TRUE
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Post by: wolf555 on June 05, 2010, 05:59:11 PM
Ha ha, ya we got um hear on the coast to, there horrible, bee's nest are much worse though.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 07, 2010, 12:26:44 PM
did 21+1 wallclimb to muscle ups... working on getting that set up
i did my precisions on flat ground in stead of a drop. they were much easier to control, but also harder to make. I like that.
did 100 pushups today. Increasing that number slowly...
made it through the ab workout without pausing from pain... or so i have justified.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 09, 2010, 07:26:41 PM
its 11:21... I left my house and did parkour from 3:30 to about 5:20, then I went to play practice which made me stand and dance from 6-9. My lower back is sore =(
I finally did 25(+1) muscle ups, crossed it off my goals.
I played around with some vaults and wall ups. I'm not very bad at either, I just hadn't tried them much.
I am already exhausted, so I'm skipping the pushups and ab workout. I need to start doing those between school (which I am almost done with) and when I go out for parkour, when I have energy.

Goodnight world.
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Post by: wolf555 on June 09, 2010, 09:30:05 PM
That last post made me tired reading it, not much energy in those words bro, take it easy get some rest, try hanging upside down and turning from side to side, will decompress your back and help get it back in line.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 11, 2010, 06:51:09 PM
Doing the ab workout and some pushups before I left was a great idea. Gave me a warmup, and now, when I'm exhausted again, I don't have to do them =)
did over 100 pushups. it is getting a ton easier to do a lot of them... funny how that works.

Got kicked out of 2/4 spots I go to today. First time ever getting kicked out of either of them, and it was both in one day.

JUMPED UP 7 MUSEUM STAIRS!! ;D ;D ;D 17 inches long, 4.5 inches high. I looked at how far that is in my kitchen, and I am amazed it is even possible.
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Post by: wolf555 on June 11, 2010, 07:27:46 PM
Good going on the jump, ever tried explosive push ups? You jump like with claps but don't clap, works your fast twitch muscle fibers, give it a try will help with normal push ups to.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 12, 2010, 08:31:55 AM
Good going on the jump, ever tried explosive push ups? You jump like with claps but don't clap, works your fast twitch muscle fibers, give it a try will help with normal push ups to.
i've done claps before, so i understand the idea behind them. I suppose I should do some of those....
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 13, 2010, 01:13:33 PM
I was up until 4:30 AM with intense stomach pains. I still feel lousy today. I might do an indoor workout later, but I am not heading out.

I managed to update my goals list... but it was acting strange and jumped to the top every time I selected anything. I had to fight for it, but there goes another goal off my list =D
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 15, 2010, 07:32:40 PM
Couldn't get myself motivated for the half hour 3 mile trek to where I do parkour, so I played around my house. Ab workout, 100 (and counting) pushups, played with handstands.... I needa work on those.

Last day of school is tomorrow. Hallelujah.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 18, 2010, 10:25:56 AM
Took 2 rest days... I think I really needed them.

Starting to find balance in handstands. 25 muscle ups (+1 for Jack Kendall). twenty five 8.5 foot length precisions... My distance is growing. ab workout. no pushups today.

Walked 4 miles from a friend's house to mine, then 3 miles to go do parkour, then another 3 home. Im going to go to a bazaar 1.5 miles away, then 1.5 back. Then later 2 mile trek for play practice. 15 miles of travel, plus a 2 hr pk workout. I'm boss.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 21, 2010, 12:14:08 PM
another 2 rest days. I felt guilty about that so I didn't let myself slack off at all.

25 8.5 foot length precisions. 15 up 5 museum stairs. 10 more jumps up 6 stairs. 25 muscle ups +1 for Jack Kendall. Played with vaults. Played with handstands, I am getting a ton better. ab workout, 150 pushups. I REALLY want to turn the 80,000 mark, so I am just waiting a bit to post them up =P

I need a shower... I have dance at play practice later. 3 hours of pain. great.
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Post by: wolf555 on June 24, 2010, 09:44:35 PM
No slacking bro ain't seen a post in 3 days. Course I have no room to talk it's been a week since my last post, been doing to much to keep track of. Well I'll be gone for a few days starting Monday, I'll let ya know how things go with the SOFTC when I get back.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 26, 2010, 06:37:15 AM
APK hasnt been loading for me, so I haven't been able to post. Rest assured, I've been working out.

Wednesday (23rd) morning I went out buildering with a few friends. I know it isn't a great idea, but none of them do parkour so even if he had been caught, the word wouldn't come up. We walked so much... left me tired until Monday.

Friday (25th) I woke up at 9:20. Did the ab workout and 100 pushups (with a good breakfast) all before 10:30 when I left. I tired out really fast, and by the time I got to vaults and the museum stairs, I was plum tuckered out.

I have been taking too many rest days though.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 27, 2010, 04:40:36 PM
Today was awesome. So was yesterday. I spent both days at a cabin an hour North of my house having a party for a foreign exchange student who is leaving. Today, being an on day, I tried to get active, and I kayaked across a 1.5 mile lake and back. I kept pace with two people in a canoe so I am pleased with my speed. I also played ultimate frisbee for a half hour. I also did a lot of swimming. Some random jumping around at a playground we found.

It wasn't a very intense day, but I probably wont train tomorrow.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 29, 2010, 07:11:19 PM
Well I was right, I didn't train yesterday.

Precisions are getting a lot easier. There are 3 rows of bricks where I have been jumping from. I started out with my toes at the front of the front row... which is about 8 foot lengths. Recently I moved back a half brick. I think within a week, I can move back another half brick, depending on how serious my training stays.

ab workout, 150 pushups, 25+1 muscle ups (for Jack Kendall), did precisions and jumps at the museum, vault work.

I got duck itch from swimming in the lake I went kayaking across. It is like getting bug bites, without having to go outside. I want it to stop. I have at least 20 "bites" that are driving me nuts.
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Post by: wolf555 on June 29, 2010, 08:23:33 PM
You sure that ain't red bugs, though I don't know if ya'll have them up North.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 30, 2010, 05:50:47 PM
You sure that ain't red bugs, though I don't know if ya'll have them up North.

Yeah I'm sure. There were even ducks around both days I was at the camp.
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Post by: WoodlandGhillie on July 05, 2010, 07:44:38 PM
ab workout, 150 pushups, 25+1 muscle ups (for Jack Kendall), did precisions and jumps at the museum, vault work.

Props for staying with the Yamakasi sets, but... 150 pushups? Are you strength training or endurance training? How about you get a backpack with 60 extra pounds and try again ;)
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 07, 2010, 12:50:15 PM
I'm endurance training. One of my goals is to do 1000 pushups during one day of school.
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Post by: wolf555 on July 07, 2010, 05:40:54 PM
I know how we can keep you motivated (well for conditioning anyways). I'll post a workout (probably my evening workout maybe noon I usually take it easy on evening workouts) and my time, then you try and beat it. Then post it back on your thread and your time. A little friendly competition never hurts, and will give you a solid reason to progress, a good motivator.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 07, 2010, 08:34:41 PM
I don't know what most of the stuff you do is though. Too many fancy words. I'll try it though. I am motivated again though.  I played pool-volleyball today, and getting some exercise felt GREAT.
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Post by: wolf555 on July 08, 2010, 07:02:31 AM
Yesterday was training with hedgehog, we don't keep up with stuff when that happens so forgot to post, I'll post one later today.
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Post by: wolf555 on July 08, 2010, 03:00:40 PM
Alright Greg here's the challenge:
50 push ups
25 pull ups
30 frog jumps (basicly just squat down like a frog and jump, do that 30 times)
30 1 leg squats (15 per side)
Post your time later. Watch your breathing on this, exhale when you exert any force, like on frog jumps, breath out when you jump, make sure to breath of you might pass out, unless you already have good cardio. Good luck.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 08, 2010, 03:36:20 PM
Do they have to be in that order? the pull ups sound like they're going to slow me down.
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Post by: wolf555 on July 08, 2010, 04:16:31 PM
doesn't have to be in that order, just get it done as fast as possible.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 08, 2010, 07:09:45 PM
alright... I'll try that tomorrow after my flip practice. I finally found a matress.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 09, 2010, 09:16:46 AM
Well I woke up and all my muscles were tired and sore. Not really sure why, but that has been happening most days now.

I spent a little bit of time doing flips. Tried 30+ times. I realize I need a coach or something because I'm just not getting it. I looked up a few tutorials, but nothing helped. Oh well... I hurt my heels really bad on one of them.

Well Wolf, I did your workout in 10 minutes and 38 seconds. I'm never going to discount any workout you do ever again. For some reason, the pushups took me a very long time, and they are the reason I didn't break the 10 minute mark. It might have something to do with the fact my last workout was about 9 days ago.

I'm gonna go eat lunch... rest up a bit. I'm probably going barefoot running later, and possibly work on my underbars.
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Post by: wolf555 on July 09, 2010, 10:20:11 AM
   Dang you got 4 page's now, I'm not doing a very good job of catching up need to start writing down what all we do so I can post them. 10:38 is a decent time, but you can do better. I'll post something else in a little bit for you to try. If you want to improve push ups, you got to do push ups, something that helped me was when I wake up, before I eat I would do as many push ups and pull ups as I can, and do that before each meal and right before I went to sleep. Also variation, try different kinds of push ups, not just standard. Hindu, wide stance, diamonds, plyo, claps, gators, elevated, hands to the sky, and such. It really make's a difference. Train for a little bit and then try and beat your previous time on that one, and then try and beat mine, you will get it, you just got to work at it. (my time was 6 flat)
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 09, 2010, 01:14:03 PM
yeah I should start doing that. Since I eat all my meals here at home, I have a pull up bar readily availible to me. I'll start that tomorrow, because I have a packed night ahead, and I'm already tired.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 12, 2010, 10:10:37 AM
I really need to move. To Europe. Or Boston. OR any city anywhere.

I went to a local playground because there was some good stuff there. Turns out, all of the good thing had been torn up. 2 different swingsets. Pullup/underbar bars. The zip line. Since I went there just for underbars, I immediately lost all motivation and went home. I should go in for my driver license. Then I can drive to Portland, which is a pretty good city.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 26, 2010, 12:26:57 AM
I shouldn't be awake right now. I have a 5 hour play practice in about 12 hours. Thought I should put a post up here.

I learned the difference between unmotivated and exhausted. I have been the latter. Last week, I had 4 hour play rehearsals every day, except Wednesday and Friday, which were 7.5 and 7 hours respectively. This week coming up, I have 5 hour practices M,T,W,Th, then a show on F two on Sat and one on Sun. I had the weekend off, but I volunteered at a picnic on Sat and ended up working for another 5 hours, mostly standing in a small space, followed by 3 hours of lugging stuff onto a truck. It was fun. Sunday I also had off, but I FINALLY had a jam in Portland, which exhausted every surviving muscle in my body. Everyone there learned though. It was a great time. I stayed up this late because a friend and I wanted to go building climbing, (I don't know why I thought it was a good idea. I'm too busy for this.) and we find less resistance in the middle of the night. We climbed our old elementary school because some scaffolding had been set up letting us get to the highest roof. We tried getting on another building but called it off and came home.

That brings us to now. Today was my first real day of training since my last post in June. But I live parkour and stay active, so it's all good. A week from now I should be resting and getting ready for a long August of heavy training.


I just figured out a good reason to have the team name Thousandth Mile Parkour. No one step in the thousand mile journey is any more important than the last. No mile is more important. But the last step feels the best. The last mile gives you the greatest motivation to keep going. I'll live on the Thousandth Mile of my parkour journey.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 02, 2010, 03:18:43 AM
I swear I stayed true to my word and trained yesterday. Didn't count any of my sets, but it was still exhausting. I managed to do 5 precisions from another half brick back, which is like 8 1/2 foot lengths. I wasn't feeling the wall climbs so I only did a few. Went to the museum stairs, but rolled my ankle trying to make a big jump. Walked it off and went to the corner training spot. There, I did negative muscle ups for a bit which really killed me. Then my friend and I went to the playground and played a bit of tag before calling it quits.

It was a really sissy workout, but dang it felt good to get back out there.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 05, 2010, 03:48:19 PM
Two days ago, I did just enough of a workout for me to not feel guilty. I was feeling quite lazy.

Today was better, but my sternum was and still is in pain. I did 20 or so precisions, I did wall climbs, played at the stairs, did some tree climbing, then some muscle ups and hand stands. I did 3 muscle ups in proper form. They were slow, but I did them.

I need to get better at vaults. They are the reason I am not really good. I can't vault for beans.... but I don't have anything to get to basic skill level with my vaults, and I am scared......
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 07, 2010, 06:38:45 PM
Ballhats I am exhausted. Trained for a solid 2 and a half hours, I was gone and active for 4. Decided to WALK to Bowdoin College today. TERRIBLE IDEA. 3 mile walk, then training then 4 miles back because I took the long way.

Training is a story in itself. It started out simple, precisions, usual amount, a few wall climbs. Then we got to the museum, and I tried jumping to the 5th stair as part of the workout. I felt tired so I told my training partner I would only jump it 10 times. It took me a while to hit 10, and he kept going. I said I would  match him jump for jump, and kept going. 15 minutes later, I am up to 76 jumps and a jump to the 7th stair, and I think he got 83. I didn't know I was capable of something like that.

In other news, I have been doing muscle ups in proper form, and I think I did 6 today. I bet I coulda done more...

While doing jump for jump, we met up with 2 of my other friends, one had trained with me once or twice before, the other hadn't ever seen me in action. We played tag later, and it was crazy fun, and exhausting for the 4 mile walk home... Then we bought a huge pile of mike and ikes....

TL;DR  very difficult but good training day.
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Post by: wolf555 on September 10, 2010, 08:14:01 AM
Hey I don't know if it was from the mile swim or that uncooked steak I ate last night but just got through puking my guts out, like bad sick all night, so on the subject of swimming a mile. Don't do that, no one should ever do that.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 12, 2010, 05:46:59 PM
Someone on my school's swim team swam a mile breaststroke after a meet because he felt like it. He is a fish.

ANYWAY, training on the 9th got rained out, so we went on the 10th.

the 10th: That was good. We kept it light because we wanted to train on the 11th with someone who was visiting, but it was still a pretty decent workout. Muscle-ups were slightly more fluid for one or two.

the 11th: Holy heck. I woke up at 8 to go help set up a picnic as part of a school fundraiser. This is a big hullabaloo picnic so from 9 when we finally got started to about 2, I was lugging things out of a truck, pulling and rolling heavy objects, and hanging at precarious and difficult angles to wash inflatable rides. tiring but fun. After that, I went to do parkour. Not very difficult at all... we never found the guy. After THAT, my training partner (who also helped with the picnic) and I went BACK to the picnic to unload another truck full of stuff that couldn't get to the picnic site on time. This was full of heavy objects that normally require a full group of people. I think besides the two of us, we had 1 other really strong kid. This truck had the grills on it, if I am not mistaken.

today (the 12th): out of the 4 times I have helped set up and work these picnics, this was the first time I was able to be a guest and enjoy everything. It was fun. After it ended, I threw on a staff shirt and helped with tear-down. I got put on spike-ripping duty. I went around and tore up around 45 foot and a half long steel nails, a quarter or so were bent, all were difficult. After that, I helped take down tents and lug piles of steel pipes to the truck. After that, I moved an 80 lb tarp a large disance on my back. Then helped put things on the truck until it ended.

TL;DR?  I AM TIRED AND OVERWORKED. Possibly two rest days in my future.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 13, 2010, 07:46:12 PM
I feel like sharing this, and facebook is full of people who I don't want to really know, and I somehow feel like only people who have something nice to say would waste the energy to comment.

People ask me why I am so obsessed with parkour. They ask me why I get so offended when it isn't treated with respect. Well to put it bluntly, I owe parkour my life. At the beginning of freshman year (Sept '08) I slowly and steadily fell into a battle with depression. By February '09 or so I had no self worth, I was small, I was weak, no confidence, and I just wanted to curl up and die. Though I wasn't really suicidal because of my religious upbringing, I hated life, had no friends, and didn't have the confidence to do anything about it. Then I heard about parkour. I don't remember exactly how, but I heard about it and absolutely wanted to try it. I started doing the APK warmup, but as a workout. Most days I couldn't even do it. Finally, April 6, 09, I went out and trained for the first time. From then on, I was hooked. I trained a lot, found 2 people who would train with me every other day. Through being around people so much, and the flood of endorphins from working out all the time, I felt better. I gained self worth. I got my life back and became a human being again. Also, parkour gave me something to do, some reason to get out of the house. A side effect of working out all the time, I gained muscles, I toned up and women started finding me attractive. My life was given back to me better than before. So I literally owe my strength, my motivation, my current circle of friends, my reputation, my lifestyle, my life, to parkour. So you can see why I get offended when someone makes fun of parkour?

I don't really expect anyone to respond to this, and I know this is a training journal so here you go: today I did a pushup. I just needed to vent.
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Post by: Leland on September 14, 2010, 02:28:48 AM
I understand man. We all have our problems..

Train hard.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 18, 2010, 05:45:42 PM
Woah I forgot to post my last training. I tried to remember individual days, but all I remember is that on one of the days, we did another jump for jump competition and I managed to win with 80 jumps to 63. Not sure what else.


Today though, I trained with a new kid who lives a half hour away. BUT he is moving in less than a week to about 100 yards away from where I start my training. YESSSSSS. He has been training for 2 months, and is probably better than I was at 2 months. He is really good at vaults, and pretty bad at wallclimbs and such, which makes us perfect training partners because I am great at climbing anything and I could only vault something to save my life.


We went through the usual. 25 stair jumps instead of a billion. He jumped to the 4th stair because he doesn't have a height advantage. -enjoys smugness..... smugness over- We met up with 3 other people and played some really intense tag. He was surprised to see how intense we were, how out of breath he was and how much he was sweating. Good times.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 20, 2010, 06:19:45 PM
Sunday I came down with insanely painful 8 hour long stomach pains. Spent a few hours in the ER to get some blood tested. I got another test today and all my elevated levels are back to normal. Appendicitis can't be ruled out completely, but at this point it is highly unlikely. I am supposed to take it easy just in case, and I didn't really feel up to train anyway because I still hurt. I'm hoping for the best.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 28, 2010, 03:03:10 AM
Day 9 of being sick. I am ready to be healthy. I am also ready for good weather.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on September 29, 2010, 03:39:40 PM
Boom.

I went training today finally. I took advantage of a few hours of sunlight drying things up. Played tag for a while. I went barefoot, and was feeling good about it. I am starting to get more confident without shoes. Did some muscle ups. The first two were much more fluid than before. I did 30 jumps to the 5th museum stair, and over half of them, I landed with my heels on the step. I don't know why, but after this long break I feel a little better at everything.

It was a good day that I hope is the beginning of more improvement.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on October 02, 2010, 03:06:16 PM
Training again today... sort of. My training partner's car is in the shop so he is out of commission until thursday. Me and some people played intense tag for a few hours. yeesh.
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Post by: wolf555 on October 17, 2010, 05:10:36 PM
Desiccated liver tablets.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on October 18, 2010, 12:28:47 PM
What about them? Good for you?
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Post by: wolf555 on October 18, 2010, 04:39:48 PM
   Been taking them for 2 days, I usually run on a good day, a 7:20-7:40 mile. Ran it today in 6:12, then did wind sprints, my lungs were worn out before my legs were. Liver is one of the best things you can take. The one's I have are 100 tablets a bottle, for $10 at Health Hut. They will solve most energy problems you have, and will help build up your immune system. It's just liver so this shouldn't be an issue, but have a doctor tell you its ok if your under 18. I should worn you though... I taste like crap.
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Post by: wolf555 on October 28, 2010, 05:32:09 PM
Got a suicide mission for ya.
30 plyo push ups
30 jump squats
30 pull ups
20 burpees
20 squats
2:00 the plank
10 chest toucher push ups (when you go up, just touch ur chest with 1 arm, hold your self up with the other, switch arms each rep)
10 frog jumps for distence
10 pull ups
1 mile run.
alright, you got 10 minutes, kidding, but let me know how long it takes ya. And drink plenty of water.
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Post by: wolf555 on November 30, 2010, 12:03:53 PM
Christ did that last workout actually kill ya, ain't heard nothing out of you in a while man. Everything good up there in the artic circle?
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on December 09, 2010, 10:54:53 AM
Balls man... I'll have to get back into the working out side of things. Okay, let me sum up the last few months.

I was in a musical again. Just like the summer show, I was too tired every day to train. As soon as that ended, the very next week, dive team started up again, which I am on. I am getting a lot better at flips and such.

I have a new training partner who is really good at vaults and pretty bad at wallclimbs. I'm hoping we can balance each other out and become mega pro.

Also, I got obsessed with this game Minecraft and I wasted a bunch of time with that before it got cold out. I haven't trained in a long time, but I am staying relatively active. I want it to be warmer out though. I'm kind of beating myself up....

Going to get back into a bi-nightly workout routine is though, despite being exhausted from dive team.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on December 23, 2010, 05:35:52 PM
Watching American Ninja Warrior. I want an indoor gym so bad. Some of these guys have BEAUTIFUL places to train. I got a new pair of Nike Darts. They look soo good. Got a 1 year warranty on them, so I can feel free to train my hardest and wear out the soles, then get a new pair next year.

I want to go traaaiiin :(

added planches to my goals list. Going to start with frog stands.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on December 24, 2010, 10:51:24 PM
I'm getting ack into training... sorta. Nightly pushups, ab work and flexibility workouts.

For my pushups, I'm going to do as many as I can in one set, count to 60 then do another set as high as I can go. I'll let you all know how that works out. I think I'll post those numbers once per week. I'll be mainly focussing on my lower abs since they aren't really there right now... just a bit of cosmetics =P

Also, I'm starting frog stands today. Working my way (slowly) to a planche.
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Post by: wolf555 on December 29, 2010, 09:36:29 PM
Your alive! When I said I got a suicide mission for you and you never answered back started to get a little worried there man. I hear ya about the needing to get warmer part, its 60-70 degree's out here, I'm about to freeze my tail off. You live in Maine right? I'll prey the abomidable snow man doesn't eat your frozen tail. Good luck on the training man.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on December 31, 2010, 03:55:33 PM
I don't think I ever got around to doing that suicide mission... and between how lazy I am and how often I have been hanging out with people, I never even got around to doing the pushups thing.

New years resolution?
-do a planche
-learn to drive so I can go to Portland more often
-make a new video showing how much I improved.

What's yours, wolf?
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Post by: wolf555 on January 01, 2011, 07:58:27 AM
I leave for SERE in 15 days, I guess my goal for the next year would be:
Stay alive.
Complete training at top of my class.

I guess that's really all I have at this point, can't afford to commit to anything else, have to stay focused.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on January 02, 2011, 08:12:48 PM
Hoorah! Good luck in SERE. Stay tough. I believe in you!
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Post by: wolf555 on January 03, 2011, 10:12:55 AM
You believe in me but your putting a Marine corps saying on the post, that hurts man haha. Just two weeks from yesterday till time to go, it sucks, I'm gonna love it. Take care while I'm gone man, and keep training.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on January 03, 2011, 03:39:18 PM
Get out there. Work hard.
Return with honor. Better?

I understand what you're saying though. I've been known to say "Ugh today was so rough. I hurt all over. Isn't this great?"
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on March 21, 2011, 03:09:07 PM
Gah I need to get my lazybones working again.
Just finished drivers ed, so I get more free time. I AM joining the track team, not sure if that will end up helping or hurting me.

This summer will be great, though. I'll be able to drive, and I'll be able to get to Portland more often. Getting to the training grounds won't be nearly as much of a problem.



if someone reads this... please motivate me XD
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Post by: wolf555 on March 26, 2011, 01:51:05 PM
I start selection monday, haven't even "started" doing pt and already up to 6000 push ups this week.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on March 30, 2011, 05:18:33 PM
Your arms must be the size of trees      O_____O      You're a tank.


anyway, track is starting, so I get to start pole vaulting, and doing high jump, and probably triple/long jump. Who knows? Either way, I'm not sure how much parkour I'll be able to squeeze into the coming weeks.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on April 02, 2011, 03:28:01 PM
Already had 3 track practices and I am regretting every day this winter that I didn't do anything. Hint... that was every day.

My legs are super sore, but at least I am getting in better shape for the parkour season.
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Post by: wolf555 on April 07, 2011, 06:27:15 AM
last friday was murder, literally 8 hours non stop pt, and we did ruck races, those suck. trying racing to get 6 jerry cans, a 500lbs tire,  a 200lbs sled and a huge log 100 yards with a 45lbs ruck, and you can't talk. busted my knee up a little to, that tends to happen after 4 days of no sleep and trying to ruck a 4 miler in under an hour. It's been a rough few weeks. trying to hook up with primal fitness here in San Antonio.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on April 12, 2011, 08:00:32 PM
Glad you're getting crazy amounts of exercise. Makes me want to work a little harder.

Either way, I am looking at the track season as a precursor to the parkour season. I am doing pole vaulting, finally, along with sprinting, and as a bonus, trying some flips on the mats.

This year, I am going to work really hard on my vaulting, and hopefully put out a video some time in July-ish. Improvement is the name of my game.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on April 15, 2011, 08:47:19 PM
Had my first track meet today.
I ran 27.22 in the 200 meter sprint... apparently that is pretty good
I also ran the 400m and the 4x100m relay.

In order listed, I placed 2nd, 1st and 3rd in my various heats.

I am working really hard to get in tip top shape for the summer. I started pole vaulting, but haven't gone to the pit yet. Still haven't started high jumps.

Looks like more sprint workouts for me...
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 07, 2011, 11:15:39 AM
Ready to start doing parkour whenever I can get anyone in my crew to go with me. *teehee* I'm excited.
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Post by: JAB3 on June 07, 2011, 01:37:22 PM
I'm good any day any time. (this is James)
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on June 29, 2011, 10:08:48 AM
I've gone training a few times. Not nearly as often as I would like, but enough. Same problem as last year... the training grounds are just too far away or me to motivate myself.

Oh well. The workouts have been good when they happen. I've been doing a little bit of work with vaults and I am already seeing huge improvement. They are a ton easier to learn when you have the strength built up as a foundation.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 02, 2011, 09:01:25 PM
Went training a few days ago, but I seriously need to find my motivation again, or get more friends interested, or something.

I also want to start my building climbing again. That stuff is fun.
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Post by: Greeeg the squiiirrel on July 12, 2011, 12:26:42 PM
Soo, I haven't been training much, but I have been staying active, somewhat. Between the musical I am in, and various games of frisbee, I am staying healthy.

I decided that the time has come for me to not do so much strength training, and do a lot more technique training. My goals for this summer are aerials, front flips, and possibly b-kicks. It would be REALLY nice if someone near me knew how to do any of those, but I'm not that lucky...

I'm also going to work a lot more on handstands, because they're really cool when you can maintain them indefinitely.
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Post by: JAB3 on July 17, 2011, 10:52:51 AM
i know front flips... i need to  give you a call
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Post by: Greg K on August 01, 2012, 07:35:41 AM
I'm only posting this so that old friends can end up finding my new account. (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,39892.0.html)

Sorry to necro a thread.