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Jul 272015
 

 

Heavy Finger Roll with Daniel @PGSV

Daniel demonstrates how you can increase your finger strength using a barbell!
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TIME: 15 minutes
DIFFICULTY: All levels
EQUIPMENT: Barbell
FOCUS: Finger Strength

Sample Heavy Finger Roll Workout:

Warm-Up Set: 10-20 reps of 60% body weight
First Set: 10-12 reps of 100% body weight
Second Set: 10-12 reps of 100% body weight + 20-30lbs
Third Set: 5-10 reps of 100% body weight + 30-40lbs
Last two Sets: 3-5 reps of 100% body weight + 40-50lbs

 

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IMPORTANT: Climbing and climbing training, such as the exercises in the WOW, are inherently dangerous activities.  Participation in these exercises is done at your own risk.  If you have any injuries, we recommend you do not attempt a WOW.  If you have any concerns about your abilities or the exercises, consult a qualified medical practitioner or athletic trainer. Before using the fitness area, equipment, classes or any other training at Planet Granite, it is your responsibility to read and understand the posted gym rules and Safety Guidelines found here: http://www.planetgranite.com/climbing/training/training_safetyguidelines.php

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Jul 232015
 
The Fire Works Came Early This Fourth of July :    by Walker Emerson

It’s the fourth of July, and Mike Kerzhner and I are two hundred feet from the top of a 1,700 foot wall deep in the Sierra Mountains. We see lightning followed by the clash of thunder. Mike takes the rack of cams and the end of the rope and disappears around the corner. Angel Wings, Read more…

Jul 202015
 
Crux of the Week - Bouldering League!

  CRUX OF THE WEEK – Bouldering League! For more Information about Bouldering League or for upcoming dates for your gym see our website here! Beginner – Green V2 LOCATION:  Highball SETTER:  Nico CLIMBER:  Mitch Intermediate – White V5 LOCATION:  Highball SETTER:  Nico CLIMBER:  Mitch Advanced – White V6 LOCATION:  Highball SETTER:  Brian Adams CLIMBER:  Mitch

$2500 raised for Jailhouse Gear Fund

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Jul 072015
 
$2500 raised for Jailhouse Gear Fund

We’re excited to announce we exceeded our goal!  In just one night, we raised nearly $1500 for the Jailhouse Gear Fund! With Planet Granite’s $1000 match, almost $2500 was donated to purchase the much needed gear to replace the fixed gear at Jailhouse. Jailhouse is an almost entirely fixed gear crag, meaning every bolt has a Read more…

Jul 062015
 
Crux of the Week - Setter Development @PG Belmont

  CRUX OF THE WEEK Setter Development @PG Belmont – World Cup Problems Purple V6 LOCATION:  Lower Bouldering SETTER:  Anthony CLIMBER:  Lucas Blue V2 LOCATION: Lower Bouldering SETTER:  Brett Johnston CLIMBER:  Allen Orange Unrated LOCATION:  Lower Bouldering SETTER:  Antonio CLIMBER:  Lucas

Fourth of July Holiday Hours

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Jul 012015
 
Fourth of July Holiday Hours

Happy Fourth of July! We’re open reduced hours (8am-4pm) on Saturday, but open regular hours on Sunday. Your local gym schedule is as follows: Sunnyvale 9AM F10 Fitness 10AM F10 Strength 9:30AM Yoga Strong Vinyasa 11:15am Yoga Slow Flow All other classes are cancelled Portland 9:30am Power 11:15am Vinyasa All fitness classes cancelled. Belmont All classes Read more…