Saturday, March 31, 2012

Missed a FOUNDATIONS class?

Don't fret!

Since we always review the skills learned in the previous class, we don't want you guys bugging out like the world will end. Come to the rest of the classes, and after Graduation day if you feel like you really don't understand a movement or concept THEN we'll talk about the $20 make-up sessions.

Any other questions can be asked here:


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Local: Parkour Visions

From their website:

Parkour Visions (formerly the Pacific NW Parkour Association) is a non-profit organization chartered by Northwest traceurs (Parkour practitioners) to further these goals:
  • Foster collaboration among Parkour communities
  • Educate new traceurs and the general public about Parkour
  • Build confidence through safe and effective Parkour training
  • Encourage overall fitness and healthy living in our communities
Parkour Visions supports community projects that contribute to a healthier world. This includes coordinating and participating in cleanup and building/rebuilding efforts in our public places, particularly those where we enjoy practicing Parkour. We also offer guidance and support for Parkour training, including providing assistance to schools wishing to teach Parkour as part of a physical education curriculum.

See them on Facebook:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Congrats to the new Grads

Say hi and introduce yourselves to some of the new faces you'll see in the gym!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New schedule!

Congrats to the graduating FOUNDATIONS class!

A program ending means that we have all classes open as Strength & Conditioning:

click to enlarge!

Remember to RSVP, otherwise 20 burpees.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Concept: "Triple Extension"

J. Buursma

You'll see pictures similar to the ones above for olympic lifts frequently. This shows a fully open ankle, knee, and hip, which is commonly known as "triple extension".

This is an important concept in most sports because it's the fullest expression of power. Think of a line backer or wrestler: they start in crouched positions and must forcefully extend to move their opponents back. Even you pushing a car out of a ditch requires this concept.

Being aware of this position will help you develop as an athlete. Do you reach this position EVERY time you lift? Whether a 10# medicine ball or 100kg barbell, extending the body will allow better force production.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Knees Out!

Lee S.

Along with your stance, your adductors allow (or inhibit) your ability to get your knees out in any version of the squat, whether weighted or not.