The Climbing OG

I was bouldering with some friends at Planet Granite in Sunnyvale, CA. It was a holiday so it was pretty busy, but we found a little bit of wall for ourselves and got to working on a problem together. While grappling with this wall, a man that I would guess to be in his fifties came over to do the same.

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Where’d You Get Those Mats?

I don’t have a lot of space over here in Japan, so every time I move my office/gym I have to re-evaluate my equipment. This was especially true last month since I moved into yet another new gym. It is freaking awesome and you’ll be seeing a lot of new vids of it soon.

What are my mainstays when it comes to gym equipment?
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All The Squats

Today I felt like seeing how many different ways I could stay in a low gait stance and move around. I think I can confidently say that I did, “all the squats”. Who needs a workout when you can play.

I’ve been doing a lot of international travel recently so I took this week off from all physical activities, including Brazilian jiu jitsu. You know things are serious when I cancels The Jits!
#restmakesyou better

Sandbag Complex Workout

Every weekend I wake up at 5am to take my daughter to her swimming practice. Rather than head back to bed, I head to the gym and get some work done. Here’s a run-down of my Dan John-inspired workout session from last Saturday.

Escape From Osaka: Hiking In Minoh

Just a short train ride from the bustle and noise of downtown Osaka is a dappled, maple mountain range called Minoh. It’s the perfect get-away for me when I need to step out of the craziness of the city and recharge my batteries. I try to do this hike a couple times a month with my dog, Bree, and get a bit of shinrin-yoku “forest bathing” in. This last trip out was after a major typhoon hit the Osaka region. The forest had taken quite a beating!

As usual, we had the whole area to ourselves; no monkeys, no tourists. Those things scare me! The monkeys, I mean. 🙂