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Gauntlet Conditioning
« on: March 05, 2008, 06:31:35 PM »
We recently re-shot some of the gauntlet stuff at CU. Here is a highlight reel of SOME of the things included in parkour conditioning gauntlets at CU Boulder. Some parts were left out and some change every time. This shows examples of the kind of things we do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDYXeKy-JKg
« Last Edit: March 05, 2008, 11:26:49 PM by Demon »

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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 06:40:29 PM »
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 06:58:14 PM »
That looks exceedingly hard.

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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 07:02:17 PM »
Awesome :] Such a great campus.
p.s. You are a beast.

Edit : I'll have to re-evaluate the Westmonster Session I'm running tomorrow and make it a bit more difficult ;D

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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 07:19:59 PM »
Edit : I'll have to re-evaluate the Westmonster Session I'm running tomorrow and make it a bit more difficult ;D

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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 09:04:28 PM »
Holy hell, and you do this how often? ps. I love how you just climbed over the no trespassing sign
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 09:25:41 PM »
Good stuff, hadn't though of the squats down each step, was trying to think of more leg based exercises with stairs, thanks.
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008, 10:51:25 PM »
This is great stuff, the push up on 5:00 are some of my favorate things to do, what the actual name. I called them push up climb. Hey Ryan did you ever make a vid for the conditioning stuff with the yamakasi?

Good stuff man. I gotta try those crab walk up the stairs.
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008, 11:00:08 PM »
when weather is good, i try to do the gauntlet once a week. in the winter, its been a little more sporadic, but that shouldn't be an excuse.

the bike rack navigation is one of the most recent, best, and hardest additions to the gauntlet. it is a great example of finding something unique in your environment to invent a crazy new challenge or exercise.

squat hops down stairs are great for your legs. when normal squats are too easy, add in a small drop, like on stairs, and it will work the muscles a lot better. just make sure you keep the reps and height change reasonable.

the crab walk was another cool discovery/invention that really works the legs. Be sure to switch off what leg you lead with because that movement torches the leading hamstring!

i never made a video of conditioning stuff with the yamakasi. I wanted to get the footage from ESPN, and they said I could, but of course they haven't followed through on their promise. TV people always say they'll get you footage but they never do.

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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008, 05:15:37 PM »
That was truly amazing and inspired me
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2008, 08:35:38 PM »
 Yo Ryan, quicj question. How many mucle ups do you think is the equivalent or needed to do 1 controlled one where you dont use your legs at all?
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2008, 08:44:50 PM »
This just makes me feel lazy. :( But I really enjoyed it Demon, with no music it made me feel like I was back at CU. I would really like to come to some gauntlets in the future and a lot more when spring rolls around. You thinking about starting these up again?
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2008, 08:59:25 PM »
well my muscle ups have progressed to the point where they are closer to a gymnastics kip than a muscle up. a gymnastics kip is a lot more energetically efficient because it uses the entire body together for max output. im not too interested in dead hang ones because i am always using my entire body together in parkour. i could probably do 5-10 dead hang ones but i can do about 20 muscle up/kip hybrids.

the gauntlets are already started back up. as the weather gets better, i would assume more and more people will start attending.

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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2008, 09:27:58 PM »
I like this stuff man. I take a lot of what you do and apply it to my version of the gauntlet down in Denver. I gotta keep working on my muscle-ups.
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2008, 09:46:03 PM »

the gauntlets are already started back up. as the weather gets better, i would assume more and more people will start attending.

I gauntleted solo today at CU  :'( more ppl come!
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2008, 10:22:51 PM »
I'd like to see a vid of the gymnastics one you are talking about.

I was also planning to video tape the gauntlet I do here in Hawaii, but you got a ahead of me  ;D.
Maybe we can all post our different gauntlet videos here to help eachother add different routines to our workouts.

Ill probaby be taping mine tomorrow.
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2008, 03:49:10 PM »
man your abs must hate you the next day. i know mine ache like hell after a few sets of muscle ups. ps nice speed on those you super-human ninja bastard...
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2008, 07:33:30 PM »
well my muscle ups have progressed to the point where they are closer to a gymnastics kip than a muscle up. a gymnastics kip is a lot more energetically efficient because it uses the entire body together for max output. im not too interested in dead hang ones because i am always using my entire body together in parkour. i could probably do 5-10 dead hang ones but i can do about 20 muscle up/kip hybrids.

the gauntlets are already started back up. as the weather gets better, i would assume more and more people will start attending.

I get it bro, but you never really answered the question. How many regular muscle ups do you think is the equivalent of one where you only use the power of your upper body? Like if I wanted to do one with my legs straight forward.
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Re: Gauntlet Conditioning
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2008, 10:49:57 PM »
alright guys get them coming here is mine

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