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Diet / Nori sandwiches
« on: January 11, 2012, 12:43:08 PM »
I had a clever idea to replace bread with a idea I took from sushi
Sorry for the crappy iPhone video, it was a spur of the moment idea to film it while I was making them. I may set up a better video next time I make a batch
Two things I have learned after making the vid is: Don't freeze the nori sandwiches, for some reason the rice dries out, and 2 add more meat
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In the Media / Basic parkour exersizes in a magazine
« on: January 07, 2012, 02:17:20 AM »
A Canadian exersize magazine has featured a artical on some basic parkour exersizes. Find it on page 22

If you are curious the gym featured is No Limits AFC in Calgary

Diet / Why does everything contain Sugar?
« on: December 24, 2011, 12:58:51 AM »
I lost quite a few pounds following a diet that reccomended that you only injest 15 grams of sugar a day with 1 cheat day where you can go nuts
The problem is everything contains sugar, or worse yet chemical sweeteners which have their own issues. Two slices of even multi grain bread could use up a third of your daily intake of sugar, a cup if milk can do the same

Has anyone else tried this diet and have tips to help along?

For my tips I make my own iced tea with stevia for a sweetener, or use one of those teas with dried fruit to reduce the need of sweetness

Vannilla is a awesome sweetener with no calorie attachment just a little replaces the need for sugar

I'm thinking of using nori for making sandwiches, it's good for sushi and packs a nutrient punch that flatbread lacks

Parkour And Freerunning / Getting over your shoes
« on: May 08, 2011, 03:05:21 PM »
Yesterday at my gym my trainer said "Get your shoes, today we are going to be working on hard surfaces."
I had to groan because I was in a rush and grabbed my work shoes which were Sketchers shape ups

I found it wasn't the hard surface I was having to get over, but the uber soft shape up sucking the power out of my jumps, and their horrible shape are not good for running.
Then I had to remember that parkour is getting over obstacles. That means even getting over the fact you might have improper footwear when a parkour situation comes up. By the end I was managing some vaults despite the shoes big drawbacks.

The lesson learned. you should be able to do parkour no matter what the situation is, or what you may be wearing.
Though the shape ups are nearing the end of their life and I will be replacing them with something more practical

Socialize / Stupid things you have heard?
« on: February 16, 2011, 01:55:04 AM »
Today a coworker said something that made me pause and go WTF? he said that "when you body build you put fat and muscle on at the same time." I said "what are you doing carb loading? when you put on muscle you aren't supposed to be getting fat too, unless you are doing something wrong."

What other stupid body building, or exercise things have you guys heard?

Diet / Adjusting to a diet
« on: February 05, 2011, 12:49:34 AM »
Help I'm doing really good sticking to my diet and have lost 7 lbs so far.
But I've run into trouble. My stomach isn't used to things like fruit and vegetable fiber, and is acting up causing me trouble.
I do have plenty of protein via a protein shake first thing in the morning and chicken breasts at supper.

I don't want to use meds, one flu and a bad incident with the pink stuff has turned me off of them

Is this something my body has to get used to? or is there something I can do to help ease into it.

Diet / The problem with packaged "Diet" foods
« on: January 25, 2011, 12:43:25 PM »
I have noticed this with practically all so called diet foods.
One day I went shopping and picked up a diet microwave pannini and read its side label, something seemed fishy so I picked up a regular microwave pannini. The "Diet" brand had 3X the amount of sugar as the regular pannini.

I checked other diet stuff against their regular counterparts
If it claimed it was low in fat it was loaded with sugar
If it claimed it was low in sugar it was often high in bad fats, and had chemical sweeteners
also low fat stuff was often loaded with salt.
Whole grain breads often had the same amount of sugar, if not more than white or brown. The stuff that was low in sugar was super expensive.

My point? read the labels and weigh all factors in deciding what you buy pre-made. When you can make your own so you know whats going into it.

Consumer Whores / Phubby wrist cubby
« on: January 23, 2011, 10:16:27 PM »
It's a poorly named product but I absolutely love them. I keep paper money my bank card and drivers license in it when I can't use pockets. Once at a hotel for a convention I wore it into the pool with my hotel card, card was fine and much more secure than keeping it in a shoe.
Though I wouldn't use it with my phone though it works ok in that manner

Pics & Vids / my rookie kongs
« on: January 22, 2011, 05:03:03 PM »
I finally got my feet over the box. They still look a bit like a lazy but I finally got over the mental block that had been keeping me back.
For putting up with my poor kongs you get to see the guys at my gym taking advantage of my set up to do side flips and other crazy stunts

Women / MMA Bootcamp for woman.
« on: January 20, 2011, 01:10:56 PM »
OK it was a deal too good to pass up. A local woman's MMA Gym had a huge sale for new members where you could purchase a 20 class punch card for only $20, I bought two of the punch cards. Tomorrow I'll go sign up for classes. I'll try to keep a update on how it goes.

Diet / I bought a juicer
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:07:14 PM »
Well actually my dad bought it for me and I love it. sure its messy to clean up, but its a great way to get juice without the added sugar. As a bonus the pulp is great, I just added a apple berry pulp to my plain oatmeal. much better than adding sugar IMO

Parkour And Freerunning / Thread etiquette?
« on: January 14, 2011, 11:53:59 AM »
Ok I'd like to know what the rules are since I've seen conflicting complaints.

1: Don't make new threads but search out old threads
2: Don't revive old threads

So how old is too old to revive? and when is it ok to make a new thread?

Parkour And Freerunning / Diving board issues
« on: January 09, 2011, 11:06:50 PM »
OK so I went with some friends to a local pool. There was no line for the diving board so I thought "Hey maybe I could practice some front flips with it." I'm just learning front flips, and I never really had much instruction with a diving board.

So I went at as I had learned to do it on the ground with a little hop to bring the feet together then a big hop to move into the flip.
But as I bent my knees for the push off I didn't get the spring back I thought I would get, and ended up pulling into a cannon ball to save the jump.
I watched kids get good spring, so am I too heavy for the diving board (6 220) or did I do something wrong?

Sorry I can't describe it better, or provide video as it was a spur of the moment thing

Gorilla PK / Lady Gorillas?
« on: January 02, 2011, 03:51:35 PM »
Ok I'm betting I'm not the only lady gorilla, or Amazon woman here. Who else is tall and/or built?

Movement / Crowd dancing (a different kind of movement)
« on: January 01, 2011, 02:39:17 AM »
This is somthing I've been doing since highschool in crowded hallways, crowded malls or other places where there is a mass of people.
I somehow antisipate the movement of the crowd and just flow through it, side steping, twiting and sometimes waiting for that prefect oppertunity where things just open a nice channel.
While it's not running (most of the time) and not quite parkour. I do move through this enviroment with more ease than most people.

I'm wondering if others do this?

Parkour And Freerunning / I am not too proud
« on: December 27, 2010, 11:48:28 PM »
To take tips from someone half my age. since my parkour class isn't running because unfortunately it falls on holidays, I've been going to the open gym times I could squeeze in. Last time it was the advance class that had most of the gym. I enjoyed just watching them and did get them to let me set up for less advance stuff once they were getting tired.
Tonight I pretty much had the gym to myself and one intermediate teenager. We had fun and he helped me with my Kongs, I'm still not quite getting them but I'm closer

Pics & Vids / 1930's Parkour
« on: December 19, 2010, 10:26:52 PM »

Women / The signature image
« on: December 14, 2010, 12:30:22 PM »
I'm just wondering if the siggy image I've seen is usable for any traceouss?

Consumer Whores / Door mounted training gyms
« on: December 09, 2010, 03:35:36 AM »
Just a warning the damned things can slip if you don't have them set over the door jam properly. the full account can be found in my training log labeled "Chin up goals"
But suffice it to say make sure there is clearance for the bar to properly rest on the door jam. The door I had mine set on, the ceiling was too low and interfered with the bar setting properly.

I love my gym and the add on attachment, I'm just going to be more careful with it from now on, and use it on a different door.

Edit: I realize not everyone may know what I'm talking about so I tracked down the door mounted pull up bar system I use

Training Journals / Chin up goals
« on: December 04, 2010, 12:49:33 PM »
I have always relied on the power of my legs to get me over walls and in climbing. I have realized that is no where near good enough, so I bought a doorway chin up bar and quickly figured out I suck at chin ups.
I reviewed many youtube videos on beginners chin ups
So my prime goal is now to complete a unassisted chin up, in the meantime plenty of assisted chin ups
any tips will be appreciated

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