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Introducing the Monthly Challenge @ PG Sunnyvale

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May 142015
 

The Monthly Challenge is new to PG Sunnyvale, brought to you by our F10 Fitness Manager Suzie Williams. She’ll be coming up with new challenges each month, with a goal to incorporate climbing-specific strengths into each of them.

She’s also introducing a new F10 Fitness class geared toward climbers,
F10 20-20-20, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm starting in June!
This new class will NOT require F10 Fundamentals or any lifting experience. Check out the class description below!

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F10 20/20/20 is focused specifically for the climber as well as the fitness enthusiast who would like to gain more mobility and body weight strength and control. The class is broken down into 20 minute of mobility, flexibility, and balance training. The next 20 minutes is body weight strengthening, targeted to gymnastics type movements such as ring exercises, handstand progressions, palette movements, and midline accessory strength and stability. The last 20 minutes will focus on aerobic training using running, rowing, box jumps, and various other movements to train the cardiovascular system. If you are looking for a class that will help to improve your climbing and overall fitness, this is it! No fitness background required. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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THE MAY CHALLENGE

THE PLATE PINCH

plate pinchThe Challenge:
Hold the plates as long as you can. Once you lose grip on one or both plates, record your time!

The Equipment:
Two IGX plates (not the bumper plates), one in each hand, with the appropriate weight (see below). These are located on the white smith squat/bench press rack toward the front of the fitness area.
Men: 45-lb IGX plates
Women: 35-lb IGX plates

The Rules:
– You may not use any part of the handles on the plate.
– The plate may not touch any part of your body – time is called if the plates make any contact.
– The plate must be at or below the hips.
– You must have a witness/timer any time you participate in the challenge
– You may repeat this challenge as many times as you would like.

The Fun:
– Submit your name, time, date of submission, e-mail and witness signature in the drop box.
– Top scores will be posted and updated on a leader board each week, with the final leaderboard posted on June 1st!
– A Planet Granite t-shirt of your choice will be awarded to the top male and top female plate pincher!

TEST YOUR PINCH POWER
TAKE THE MAY CHALLENGE

Warrior’s Way is coming to PG SF & PG Sunnyvale

 Belmont, Classes, Portland, San Francisco, Sunnyvale  Comments Off on Warrior’s Way is coming to PG SF & PG Sunnyvale
Feb 192015
 
Warrior's Way is coming to PG SF & PG Sunnyvale

  We are excited to host another round of the Warrior’s Way with Jeff Lodas. The Warrior’s Way is a program developed by Arno Ilgner to help people improve self-awareness so they can become more powerful when interacting with challenging situations.  This applies directly to climbing, but also to other parts of your life! The Falling Read more…

Justen Sjong of Team of 2 returns this month!

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Sep 182014
 
Justen Sjong of Team of 2 returns this month!

Team of 2 is making a quick return back!  Kris the trainer will not be able to make it this trip, however, Justen will be doing 2 different training camps this trip focused on making great use of the amazing System Board at Planet Granite.  The first is about ‘Refining your Movement’ and the second Read more…

Masters Program: a new training program for adult climbers at PG Sunnyvale

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Jun 172014
 
Masters Program: a new training program for adult climbers at PG Sunnyvale

We’re excited to introduce a new type of training program by PG Climbing Team’s Competitive Coaches John and Adriel.  This program targets adult climbers who are interested in small group coaching sessions.  These sessions focus on all areas involved in improving climbing including technique, strength and mental fortitude.  Read on for more information!   What is Read more…

WARRIOR’S WAY Comes to PG in April

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Mar 202014
 
WARRIOR'S WAY Comes to PG in April

  WARRIOR’S WAY CLINICS AT PLANET GRANITE In this guest post, Warrior’s Way trainer Jeff Lodas introduces us to the mental training techniques utilized in the Falling & Commitment Clinic. **Interested in this workshop? Sign-up today! Spots are filling up fast!  SATURDAY 4/5 @PG San Francisco    SUNDAY 4/6 @PG Sunnyvale   MONDAY 4/7 @PG San Francisco Read more…

Spring Break Climbing Camps for Kids!

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Mar 102014
 
Spring Break Climbing Camps for Kids!

We’re psyched to host Spring Break Climbing Camps for your kids!   Kids will explore all of the climbing features of the gym including bouldering walls, high roped walls, and more. During a week at Climbing Camp, our experienced instructors will get your kids climbing and playing climbing oriented games. Indoor camps are for kids Read more…