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I recently went to visit Montreal and had a chance to check out a gym that a friend of mine works out of. Really cool place that pretty much has everything you need for a well rounded workout, as well as for MMA/martial arts strength and conditioning. Check out “R Gym” on their facebook page, and if you’re in the city you can always visit the facility.

I used the opportunity to film a quick series of “self-study” vids, just to get an idea of how I’m performing some of my exercises. I’ve found that the last while I’ve focused a lot more on weight training, so its important that I make sure that I give myself as strong a critique as I would for any of my own clients/patients. If I’m not willing to fix my own faults, then it’s much more difficult to convince another person of his own.

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Photo by R. Nelson. Retrieved from http://gettyimages.ca

A loud, pulsing screech forces you to open your eyes. You turn slowly to see red-lit numbers flashing, the loud sound continuing to blaze into your ears. Your arm feels heavy as you reach over and press the button on top of the clock. You breathe deeply at the relief of silence.

7 am, Monday. It’s time to start the day. It’s time to start the week. You get up out of bed, brush your teeth, eat breakfast and rush out to work hoping that the traffic isn’t as bad as it was last week.

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Anton Krupicka - Well known American ultramarathon runner.

Continuing from the last rant I posted, I have a few other rebuttals and discussion points with regards to running and doing other training methods.

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MetaFlex! with that post race swag stance. Yeah, I did it.

After posting my warrior dash workout last week, I thought I was prepared for a good challenge. Oh, how the contrary is quick to make itself known. This race took a lot out of me. It wasn’t so much the obstacles that got to me (I mean I do parkour… I don’t mean to come off as the bragging type, but its something I train in pretty regularly. A 6 foot wall is nothing to climb over). It was the run itself that I was worried about. In anticipation of that, I ran 5km as often as I could. Not very often, because I’m not the running type. About once a week for a month and a half was enough to get me prepped to at least be able to finish the required distance.

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Warrior Dash 2011. Image from "Warrior Dash" Trailer 2011

This Saturday (July 9, 2011) should be pretty interesting. I found out about a race called the Warrior Dash last year, but to my disappointment found out there weren’t any races happening anywhere near the GTA. Early this year I discovered that they had added an Ontario race in Barrie, and I signed up right away. What better way to make use of my skills as a traceur? I’ll be climbing, crawling, jumping… all against time. The only catch is that I’m not used to running the 5km. Obstacles should be easy (at least I hope so) but 5km is a bit of a stretch from what I’m used to. I put together this workout as a way to simulate race as closely as I could. Tried it back in February and found it pretty tough, but then exams came around and made it tough for me to keep up with my training. I’ve been running 5km as often as I could (maybe once a week) for the last month but still have yet to try this again… maybe sometime after the race.

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It’s too often that I come across someone asking the above question. Women will address concerns of getting too bulky, but the great need at being toned and defined. Others will just love running so much that the thought alone of doing anything else is a waste of time that would be better spent… running. “My legs will be strong enough from running!” They often chime, but what about the rest of their body? Even at that, is all that running really enough to build true strength in the legs? Is it giving the proper training distribution and muscle balance needed in order to really keep not just the lower body, but the entire body healthy? Click To Continue Reading

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From PA's Road to BC ONE / 6 Outfits Vid (link: http://youtu.be/oB8ieRsV2MM)

A study recently done by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and reported briefly by Human Kinetics shows that individuals that engage in modern dance will show an overall healthier distribution of body fat. While looking at a very confined group and looking at a few specific details, the study still serves as a good example of the importance of engaging in activity as a part of maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle. If it’s something you enjoy it makes it all the more better to take part in.

And while on the topic of dance, take a look at Paranoid Android of Knuckleheads Cali. I found this to be an interesting interview, not only because of his unique style in dancing but in regards to his approach with bboying. “What we’re doing now is a professional sport and needs to be approached as so.” Well said, and also very true. Check out the interview below and take a look at his blog as well. Really good knowledge he’s putting down, and interesting thoughts behind his training and experiences in the art. Click To See The Vids

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