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winter training?
« on: October 15, 2009, 09:50:03 PM »
im out here in the mountains and its already snowing, we just got 3 inches tonight!

im going into my first full year of training and with winter and the cold weather beginning to really set in, how do you guys keep training throughout the winter?

is it kept indoors inside of gyms or do you actually continue out in the snow? and how does one prepare for such an endeavor if one does decide to train in the snow/cold?

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Re: winter training?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 10:42:26 PM »
You lucky son of a-

I want snow T_T

Just train in the snow, it will be a really good challenge for anyone.
I guess to prepare, be pretty much naked inside, then right when you head out, dress up in heavy layers and go for it.

If it snows enough, build vault boxes out of the snow. :D
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Re: winter training?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 12:08:52 AM »
If it snows enough, build vault boxes out of the snow. :D
Why didn't I ever think of that? *mental notes*

Yup. Get some good waterproof hiking boots, layer up and head out. Get one of those insulated vests to keep your core temp up without restricting your arm movement, then a coat over that.

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Re: winter training?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 02:26:52 AM »
I usually stick to the gym, but sometimes I go out in the winter.

All you really need to do is to remain warm and check your surfaces several times.
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Re: winter training?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 07:32:31 AM »
It's a great time to focus on conditioning.

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Re: winter training?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 07:34:30 AM »
It's a great time to focus on conditioning.

Agreed.
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Re: winter training?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 07:38:28 AM »
It's a great time to focus on conditioning.

Agreed.

Agreed.

Take the time to finally stick to a conditioning routine. A lot of us talk the talk , but we don't walk the walk when it comes to conditioning. Set up a legit conditioning plan with the help of the guys in Fitness. If you stick to it all winter, you will be amazed at your new potential when it gets warmer out. ;)
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Re: winter training?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009, 08:30:40 AM »
It's a great time to focus on conditioning.

Agreed.

Agreed.

Take the time to finally stick to a conditioning routine. A lot of us talk the talk , but we don't walk the walk when it comes to conditioning. Set up a legit conditioning plan with the help of the guys in Fitness. If you stick to it all winter, you will be amazed at your new potential when it gets warmer out. ;)

Triple agreed.
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Re: winter training?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2009, 09:52:52 AM »
Agreed 4 times. But don't forget, if you were getting chased in the snow, you should still be able to get away.
Training in all condiions will only make you stronger, and more able to adapt.

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Re: winter training?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009, 03:17:49 PM »
Don't skimp on your outside training during the winter. Your old stomping grounds become a whole new world to train in when the snow falls. New hazards, new challenges and new achievements. ((Maybe I've been playing 360 too much...))

((My observations. Not a scientific study.))

New Hazards:
Ice: Great in drinks... on the ground it can become a real training killer. Training in the winter helps to raise your awareness of ice not only that you can see, but also teaches you to see the signs of where it could be. Also, if you're on it enough you learn how to run on it. It's fun when you just all-out sprint across a big patch of ice while your buddies just stand there waiting for you to wipe out... but you don't.
False Ground: Unless you're familiar with the area you're going to be training in, I advise waiting till Spring if the snowfall is more than a foot at the very max. Be careful with just a half foot of snow. Hole in the ground, roots, pipes, small ditches. Those can bring a quick end to your fun.

New Challenges and Achievements:
Brrrrr, it's cold man: Nuff' said. The majority of people prefer training in intense heat than in freezing weather.  They'd rather sweat then think their lungs are collapsing. Wanna test your mental fortitude? Go run outside in the snow and freezing weather with just gym shorts and a muscle shirt.
Year-round Training: Don't stay inside to condition. Hit the frozen ground and get to work. It's pretty cool when you realize that you're not limited to 6 months of fresh air. People look at us like we're crazy anyways, might as well give them a better reason.

Just be safe and have fun.


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Re: winter training?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2009, 03:40:02 PM »
Go run outside in the snow and freezing weather with just gym shorts and a muscle shirt.

Did that every day last winter and gonna do it again this winter.
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Re: winter training?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2009, 07:21:36 AM »
My man. +1


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Re: winter training?
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Re: winter training?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2009, 09:45:59 PM »
"RUN FOREST RUN"

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Re: winter training?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2009, 09:46:04 PM »
http://www.whiteparkourvideo.com/#finished_film

NEVER let weather win...

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Re: winter training?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2009, 04:11:40 AM »
As did I. 

Talk about inspiration for someone who lives in the mountains...this is my kind of vid. 


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Re: winter training?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2009, 12:56:12 PM »
I'm switching over to martial arts in the winter from now on.  Might as well work on both sides of the fight or flight response  ;D

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Re: winter training?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2009, 02:24:38 PM »
that was a good video i really enjoyed it.
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Re: winter training?
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2009, 02:37:52 PM »
In the winter here, playgrounds and parks are almost always empty.

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Re: winter training?
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2009, 05:34:13 PM »
Great video. Loved it, bookmarked it.
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