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May 222016
 

These videos are a great review for both experienced climbers and new ones.  We hope you enjoy them!  Bookmark this page so you can reference these videos later!

Episode 10: Breathing Techniques

Breathing is something so simple, and something everyone does but it often gets overlooked in our toolkit for sending! Get the lowdown on breathing techniques, and why it’s important from PGSV Yoga Program Manager.

DRILL: Match your Breath

Before you start a route or a boulder problem, work on matching your inhale to your exhale. While chalking up or reading the route, pay attention to your breath. Inhale for 4 seconds, then exhale for 4 seconds. Do this 3-4 times and try to keep that breath while you are climbing.
May 182016
 
All day summer camps with Little Medical School in PDX!

We’re super excited to announce that we have partnered with our neighbors down the street, Little Medical School, to offer Portland parents an awesome full day summer camp option! Your kids will start their day at Little Medical School learning about science, and the importance of health, in an interactive and fun way. After a Read more…

May 162016
 
Crux of the Week - Bouldering League with Andrew

    CRUX OF THE WEEK – Purple Advanced Bouldering League Problem Front Desk Instructor and Team Coach Andrew N.  shows us one of the many new awesome Bouldering League problems that just went up in Portland! Bouldering League’s Summer Session is starting soon, check out the website here for when your local gym is starting. Read more…

May 162016
 
Planet Granite announces 2nd location in Chicago!

image: Google Maps Breaking news! We’re SO excited to share it with you! Not only will we open our flagship Chicago gym at 1301 N Kingsbury, but we will also open a 2nd satellite bouldering yoga & fitness facility to the north. Read on for our full press release. Planet Granite Chicago Plans Include Satellite Read more…

May 152016
 
School's outs, so chalk up: summer student discounts are here

Planet Granite’s community includes many climbers who have moved away to pursue academic excellence.   So when summer rolls around, we want to make it as easy as possible for students on break to rejoin the community and climb hard in PG gyms with their friends! Sign up anytime before Aug. 31 and get a great Read more…

Workout of the Week – Systems Board Circuits

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May 092016
 
Workout of the Week - Systems Board Circuits

Workout of the Week: Shoulder Strength & Stability with Jack from Planet Granite on Vimeo. Systems Board Circuits The Systems Board is an amazingly versatile training tool. Whether you’re looking to increase your rope endurance, or your bouldering power, the systems board can help you get there. This week Jesse shows us the first steps Read more…