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Idaho / Re: so i had this idea...
« on: October 21, 2008, 07:58:44 PM »
There was an article on the APK home page of someone doing this, I believe in Toronto.  He gives a good video tour of the place.  I would check that out first to see what he did.  It was pretty basic from what I remember, so it might not be that expensive.  But I wouldn't quit your day job for it.  I kind of like the idea of starting something like that. 

You would probably need enough people to rotate work there to supply money from else well or maybe do a membership thing like the archery place in Nampa does.

For some estimates on cost depends on what you want to build.  But this might give you an idea.

Training Journals / Re: Bryan S. Journey to gain what was lost.
« on: October 12, 2008, 02:37:34 PM »
Oct. 9th

Arms feeling good.  Went to my gymnastics class.  We warmed up doing vaults over balance beams.  Did some dive rolls and other arm and jumping work.  No problem after the work out.

Oct. 10th

Did one round of the APK Warm-Up except for the pull-ups, did only 2.  Arms seem to not be hurting that bad so far.

Training Journals / Re: Bryan S. Journey to gain what was lost.
« on: October 05, 2008, 03:05:19 AM »
Oct. 3rd

Did some wrist exercises, hoping they will help with the pain in the forearm-elbow area, nothing heavy. 

Oct. 4th-5th 2008

My elbows are feeling pretty good.  I guess 10 hours of sleep will do that.  Some positions with applied force hurts bad still.  I tried to do the APK warm-up to see how things are going to work out.

15 body weight squats
15 push-ups
4 pull-ups (2 sets of 2)
samson stretches
Did a couple handstands against a wall again. 

Pain in elbows is coming back, but not near as bad as the days before.  Will continue to take it slow and see if I can get it to were it doesn't hurt like this.

Diet wise I am hitting subway more than any other place.  Getting plenty of vegies that way, especially spinach.  Who knew the right dressing would make anything taste good.  I still need to work on my water consumption and cut back on the mountain dew (which gets me through the nights at work).

It is good to see that may be a light at the end of this tunnel.

Training Journals / Re: Bryan S. Journey to gain what was lost.
« on: October 03, 2008, 03:08:47 AM »
Oct. 2nd 2008.  Good news and bad news for me today.  Good news is with the help of a co-worker, I found a way to do pull ups at work.  Bad news is this is not going well.  Both elbows are really acting up, now a week with pain since the handspring exercises.  I am leaning towards it being tendonitis.  It doesn't take long for them flare up.  I did some pull ups today when they felt good, got about 4 in before they reminded me they don't like working.  Slapped some ice on them and bandaged the area of pain.  I will skip my gymnastics class on thursday to let my elbows rest. 

My back seems to be doing great since starting to workout.  Did some rolls in the office area (nice hard carpeted area) with no pain to the back, just where the crest of my pelvis hits.  Not sure if that is preventable yet.  Hopefully my elbows will stop this soon so I can get back to exercising.

Idaho / Re: Meridian people
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:22:28 AM »
Sounds good to me, but I might not be able to make it before he goes.  I won't be available until Monday.

Training Journals / Re: Bryan S. Journey to gain what was lost.
« on: September 29, 2008, 07:07:37 PM »
Today, got my first outing in parkour.  Got a long ways to go.  Mostly did vaults to see what my back and elbow were going to do.

After that went to gym.  Was busy there and did not get as much done as I hoped. 

15 rep Dumbbell rows: 25lbs
15 rep barbell rows: 70lbs
15 rep leg lifts
15 rep leg press: 25lb plates on both sides (also 15 rep toe raises with same weight)
15 rep bench:  95lbs
15 rep bar curl 30lbs

Hopefully will find a time with less people to not have to wait and not be too sore to function tomorrow.

Training Journals / Bryan S. Journey to gain what was lost.
« on: September 27, 2008, 12:00:22 AM »
So it starts, painfully.  After eight years of not doing much physically due to school and work, I finally found something that should keep me going to get back into shape and stay there. 

Current Stats:  5'9"|180 lbs

You know, your body reminds you that eight years of nothing is significant. 

After hearing about parkour and watching some vids on youtube, I realized this is what I did as a kid in the form of extreme tag on large playground equipment at the school near my home.  Remembering how much fun I had doing this, I know have motivation to start getting fit.

Sept. 18th 2008.  I remembered one thing I enjoyed in high school PE, the gymnastics unit.  So this day is the first day of my gymnastics training.  I almost messed up my back doing a basic handstand to forward-roll.  That brought something to my attention that had never been and issue to me in the past.  My scoliosis.  I think that my back has lost the strength to help hold my spine in its incorrect position painlessly.  If that wasn't bad enough, the muscle soreness from that one day of training lingered for about a week.  Chiropractor visit took care of the immediate pain.

Dug out my weight-lifting book that has been collecting dust for about 2 years from my last 'get fit' goal and put together a basic weight-lifting routine.  Went to gym about 2 days after gymnastics incident while still sore and did some light weights, nothing fancy.  Woke up the next morning with legs, back, arms, chest and some places that apparently have muscles, hurting(as in getting the rust out hurting). 

Sept.  25th 2008.  Current stats  5'9"| 175 lbs

Second day of gymnastics training.  Avoided rolling for now though my back feels great and doesn't hurt doing jumps or anything else.  Worked mostly on cart-wheel, round-off and front hand-spring technique.  Used a barrel shaped pad to practice hand-spring.  Did some jumping on the trampoline with some back-flips.  Back started to hurt again.  Landed my first front hand-spring ever on the tumbletrack perfectly.  All that arm work has given me tennis elbow in both arms (left worst than right)  and my abs are sore.

Idaho / Re: Need Help in Idaho!
« on: September 25, 2008, 03:13:27 PM »
Guess I will have to take that title from ya peter, i'm 24.

Idaho / Re: Meridian people
« on: September 25, 2008, 03:12:22 PM »
Monday after 3 is pretty much open for me that I know of.

Idaho / Re: Meridian people
« on: September 25, 2008, 11:42:43 AM »
I might be able to meet around the 28th, Monday.  I will check my schedual when I get to work tonight to see what is going on. 

Idaho / Re: Meridian Spots
« on: September 25, 2008, 11:33:39 AM »
Nice, that is not too far from where I live.

The only other places that I can think of off the top of my head would be the park at Eagle and McMillan and the one north of Meridian High School as both of these have a skate park.  The one north of Meridian High also has some play equipment and picnic tables.

Idaho / Re: Sound off
« on: September 24, 2008, 04:07:28 PM »
Did I miss you there?

Idaho / Re: Need Help in Idaho!
« on: September 24, 2008, 01:05:43 AM »
What kind of help do you need?  Probably the best thing to start off with is getting out there so others can see Parkour and perhaps some that see it will start to pick up.

Idaho / Re: Sound off
« on: September 23, 2008, 02:02:34 PM »
I will do my best to be there.

Idaho / Re: Sound off
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:23:42 PM »
I would like to try to make it.  Let me know what time and I will see if I can make it.  My schedual is pretty open for wednesday.

Idaho / Re: New video
« on: September 21, 2008, 01:50:29 PM »
LOL, love the dancing clips.

What are you using to make your site?  I might be able to help.  I know some web programming.

Idaho / Re: Sound off
« on: September 21, 2008, 02:21:38 AM »
I am still checking here now and then.  I wouldn't mind meeting up sometime for some practice.

You may want to shoot an email to the idaho parkour group, see if they are up to doing anything.

Idaho / Re: Sound off
« on: September 16, 2008, 07:57:39 AM »
Name:  Bryan

Location:  Meridian

Experience:  Just starting

Idaho / Re: Discouraged
« on: September 10, 2008, 04:33:38 PM »
thanks for the encouragement man

and if anyone in the boise area reads this and maybe wants to meet up sometime contact me at
i would be very excited to have someone to train with  :)

I have been thinking of starting up doing this, but I be out of shape.  If you are patient, I might be able to join you but I work nights for about half the week.

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