So with little hesitation I joined the Gym Jones Salvation Club ($50.oo per month or $500.00 a year). I drank the Kool aid. The club offers more information, and (perhaps more importantly) inspiration than the public site. The daily workouts are explained in greater detail with a glossary of commonly used abbreviations. I find the knowledge articles to be very informative, blending exercise science with their practical experience. There is also more video and photos, as well as a member forum. I like that the forum has some rules, keeping the conversation focused (mostly) about fitness. But I've really just scratched the surface of what the membership offers and I'm pretty happy with it so far. I'll try to pass some of this information to the athletes who train at garage gym. I don't think it would be ethical to just post purchased information on this blog out of respect to Mark Twight and his crew. Recently I posted some information about cross-training for climbing and my experience with Gym Jones on Supertopo.com. I figured some other climbers might find it as inspiring as I did. What a mistake! The response was mostly negative. I declined a rebuttal. You can check it out for yourself by searching under my code name Spike Flavis on the Supertopo forum.
We've been enjoying a great ski season in the Sierra. Garage gym has been busy and we've welcomed a few new athletes into the mix. Currently it's sunny and warm with a bit of spring fever setting in. But we know better, right? (photo Tim Mc Dermott on the last of 10 rounds of Kettlebell swings x 10, KB goblet squat x 10, 21" box jump x10 w/one min rest between rounds)