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Forum: Fitness 06-09-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,080
Posted By Ryan Ford
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is training Parkour to become a more adaptable and competitive athlete.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGIAt4ck8n-/ (wfs)
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When was the last time you stumbled across a set of rings outside the gym? Sorry CrossFit. Sorry gymnastics. Even bars are extremely...
Forum: Fitness 02-20-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,483
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: movnat style training - opinions

In addition to MovNat, you might want to consider parkour. MovNat is essentially parkour limited to a natural environment. I just wrote a comprehensive beginner's guide to starting parkour. Check it...
Forum: Fitness 02-20-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ryan Ford
How to Start Parkour: A Beginnerís Guide

I wrote up a comprehensive, new blog post to help beginners get started in parkour. I think CrossFit athletes can benefit a lot from the complex and useful skills found in parkour. Take a look and if...
Forum: Fitness 09-16-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,960
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: What are you going to do with all that FITNESS? How about become a NINJA!

Thanks everyone. Glad you liked them. Let me know if you have any other requests!
Forum: Fitness 09-11-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,960
Posted By Ryan Ford
What are you going to do with all that FITNESS? How about become a NINJA!

I've put together a bunch of highly detailed Parkour tutorials on Youtube. They are broken down into technique walkthroughs, progressions, common problems, and bonus tips. I've dedicated a ton of...
Forum: Exercises 11-02-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,043
Posted By Ryan Ford
50 exercises to do on a park bench

Shot this the other day to show people how many different exercises for all fitness levels that can be done on a park bench. Let me know if you can think of any other good ones!
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Forum: Equipment 09-18-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,016
Posted By Ryan Ford
"Overcoming Gravity" by Steven Low - Book Review

Here's a short video review I did on Steven Low's book about gymnastics bodyweight strength. I have this on display at both of my gyms and encourage everyone to read it and use it. I can't think of...
Forum: Fitness 09-16-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,865
Posted By Ryan Ford
Parkour Specialty Course ft. on CF Main Site

I'm trying to get a specialty course set up for parkour with CF HQ. Does anyone think there would be interest for it? Any advice on how to get it set up?

So far we have done almost 20 parkour...
Forum: Fitness 03-05-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: How CrossFit helped elite Freerunners

Thanks for the comments Mike! I have actually written a few articles for the CF Journal and I recently was picked as one of Youtube's Next Trainers. I also have a whole website full of parkour...
Forum: Fitness 03-05-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: How CrossFit helped elite Freerunners

Thanks everyone! We are stoked that you liked it!
Forum: Fitness 03-02-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By Ryan Ford
How CrossFit helped elite Freerunners

We just released our new team video full of epic moves. We all train CrossFit and it is partly why we can do these crazy things!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ly6cSrzkE wfs
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-13-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,174
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: 30 backflip burpees for time - The "Korey Sarvas" workout

We had over 30 people do this workout and not a single crash or injury. Of course, we are also a parkour gym so people know how to do them right...

But you guys don't have to do the 30 backflip...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-13-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,174
Posted By Ryan Ford
30 backflip burpees for time - The "Korey Sarvas" workout

Please do this workout in Korey's honor and leave a comment or a video response with your name, location, time, and version of the workout. We would like to compile a list of thousands of freerunners...
Forum: Exercises 11-20-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,902
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: The Best Muscle Up Variation for Urban Environments

Having a good, fast climb up is actually harder than doing a muscle up because you can use so much more momentum during a muscle up. I can do 30 bar muscle ups in under 2 minutes but the 50 climb up...
Forum: Exercises 11-17-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,902
Posted By Ryan Ford
The Best Muscle Up Variation for Urban Environments

If you really want to be practical about muscle up training, muscle ups on rings and bars aren't all that functional to real-life situations. The wall muscle up, known in Parkour as a climb up, is...
Forum: Fitness 09-06-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,966
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: Parkour and Freerunning Seminars for CrossFit Athletes

Dustin - We have a salmon ladder at our gyms in Englewood and Boulder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SLlo7zEank (wfs)

Pretty easy to make if you have someone who can weld.

Ian - Would love...
Forum: Fitness 08-22-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,966
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: Parkour and Freerunning Seminars for CrossFit Athletes

Thanks guys!

Jonathan - The season finale of American Ninja Warrior 3 is tonight on NBC. 2 of our athletes at APEX Movement made the top 10 to go to Japan. 4 out of the top 15 who went to boot...
Forum: Fitness 08-21-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,966
Posted By Ryan Ford
Parkour and Freerunning Seminars for CrossFit Athletes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSje8fd6aiU&feature=channel_video_title wfs

Just wanted to share a quick video of the parkour/freerunning seminars we did at CF Telluride last spring. We design...
Forum: Fitness 12-07-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,821
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: 30 Muscle Ups in 1:49

Learning to kip effectively helps you learn this technique much faster. The main difference on a bar is that you have to pull a little bit higher than on rings because the bar will block your chest...
Forum: Fitness 12-07-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,821
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: 30 Muscle Ups in 1:49

Thanks everyone!

Baker, I have 2 gyms. One is in Boulder and the other is in Englewood. I split my time between both. The gyms are called APEX Movement and focus on Parkour and Freerunning but we...
Forum: Fitness 12-02-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,821
Posted By Ryan Ford
30 Muscle Ups in 1:49

Over the past few years, one of my favorite workouts has been 30 muscle ups for time. About a year ago, I trained hard for this workout for 2 months and achieved my goal of 30 ring muscle ups in...
Forum: Fitness 09-21-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,199
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: Video - Parkour Seminar for CrossFit Athletes

Parkour certs are just now starting to come to light. We have an extensive training cert for all of our instructors that involves over 120 hrs. of participating as a student and assistant, among...
Forum: Fitness 09-20-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,199
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: Video - Parkour Seminar for CrossFit Athletes

Don't say that guys! Parkour isn't about comparing yourself to the crazy dudes who jump roof gaps and flip off walls. It is about natural movement and improving upon your own capabilities. If I train...
Forum: Fitness 09-20-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 61,280
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: Build a Salmon Ladder at you gym - Killer upper body conditioning!

You are right, our pins stick out a little more than the real one and our "jumps" are bigger as well. So yes, this makes ours a bit more difficult than the real one which is kind of the point I...
Forum: Fitness 09-20-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 61,280
Posted By Ryan Ford
Re: Build a Salmon Ladder at you gym - Killer upper body conditioning!

similar yes, but this doesn't require as much grip strength. instead its more focused on coordination and power.
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