Disclaimer/ Rules

TRAIN AT YOUR OWN RISK


A big part of what we do here and what we learn as humans as we mature through life is taking responsibility for your own actions. In this new age of frivelous law suits and people wanting to be handed a good life with no work involved, we are seeing it fade into dust. More and more we see someone file a suit because they didn’t know the coffee would be hot if it spilled. We take responsibility for our injuries and risk in training and you do as well. What we do on this website is show you another way to do things. None of what we do is a recommendation for you. We are not trying to impress upon you a product for our personal gain or profit and take no responsibility in how you use the information provided on the website.

A Friendly Warning. High Intensity workouts have been known to cause a rare condition called Rhabdomyolosis. Rhabdo as it’s commonly referred to, occours when a person overexerts themselves without proper conditioning and preparedness and can be fatal. Muscoskeletal fibers break down into the blood stream flooding the liver and kidneys. Learn more about Rhabdo here… https://www.google.com/health/ref/Rhabdomyolysis and here… http://journal.crossfit.com/2005/10/crossfit-induced-rhabdo-by-gre.tpl

Don’t get overexcited and drop weights on your face. Don’t overexert yourself. Know your limits and ensure you are getting proper rest and nutrition between workouts. Drink plenty of water. Train smart and consistently. Don’t rush a few training sessions expecting quick and drastic results. DON’T TRY SOMETHING YOU AREN’T CONFIDENT DOING. Seek professional guidance if you are’nt confident about training on your own SAFELY. Any questions answered on this website are answered with personal opinion based on experience and should not be misunderstood as professional guidance. We are simply a group of people trying to push themselves and help others where it is needed along the way. Please keep this in the back of your mind as you read through our material. Read my post here for more on the subject. Reality Check


Fighting 101 Disclaimer
EVERYTHING YOU READ, SEE, HEAR, OR IMPLY FROM THIS WEBSITE IS STRICTLY OPINION BASED. THE CONTRIBUTERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WAYS IN WHICH YOU GO ABOUT USING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT TECHNIQUES BE PRACTICED AND REHEARSED IN THE PRESENCE OF PROFESSIONALS AND THAT ALL POSSIBLE SAFETY MEASURES BE TAKEN WHEN TRAINING. NONE OF THE TECHNIQUES LEARNED HERE SHOULD BE USED ANYWHERE EXCEPT ON THE MAT OR IN SELF DEFENSE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT ANYTHING COVERED CONTACT THE AAI TRAINERS FOR CLARIFICATION. ALWAYS ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION AND REMEMBER EVERYTHING POSTED HERE IS FOR THE PURPOSES OF TRAINING AND LEARNING. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

This is the All Around Intensity Acceptable Use Policy.  Membership on the board indicates your reading, understanding and consent to this policy:

Simply put: Use common sense. Don’t be rude, offensive, break any laws, promote other business, or generally piss anyone off. Our Admin’s reserve the right to remove your account for any reason. If there are any questions regarding these simple rules refer to the below Barney style breakdown.


Membership on the board indicates that you have read, understand and consent to these policies: These guidelines are intended to help maintain order and to promote helpful and deliberate posts. These rules may change from time to time, so ensure that you check back on them.
  • Posting under false or multiple identities is strictly prohibited. Users suspected of doing so will be asked to provide identification–for example, a faxed driver’s license showing actual legal name.
  • The goals of this discussion board are to expand our understanding and knowledge of fitness and physical training, and to push each other to new limits in our pursuit of our personal fitness goals, whatever they may be. If these are not your goals, you may find another discussion site more suitable.
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  • Don’t use the board for profiteering. That said, we do accept useful links that cover an area of fitness useful to our members as long as the website does not provide it. Bodybuilding links are not welcome for the reason that we are in the business of improving fitness, not the perception of fitness.
  • Finally, if this isn’t the place for you. We don’t want to hear about it… Just get out.

These are the qualifications for 1 complete repetition on our exercises. We are following guidelines originally set by Mark Twight of “GYM JONES” but modified to meet our standards. This will set the bar as even as possible for scoring purposes and so you aren’t cheating yourself out of a proper workout. I have added some of my own and taken away.
-Pull-ups: elbows must pass behind centerline of the body, if this happens the entire head rises above the bar, dead hang at the bottom.-Flying Pull-ups:elbows must pass behind centerline of the body. Hands must leave the bar while up and grab the second bar, pull-up at the top, then drop to the first. Full dead hang at the bottom. I realize not everyone has two bars set up to do these, so you may do the same with hands just leaving and slapping back down on the bar. Make sure that you annotate this as modified.-Push-ups: chest touches the floor first, active shoulder and full extension at the top, body held as a solid plank, the hips do not move

-Squats: thighs must be parallel to floor (at minimum) in the bottom position, full extension at the top of the movement

-Lunges: trailing knee must “kiss” the ground but may not support any weight

-Push-Press and Thruster: arms must lock out overhead, hips displace horizontally to the rear to initiate recovery of the weight, Thruster includes all attributes of a proper squat

-Kettlebell or Dumbell Swing: weight must be raised higher than the head (arms about 45 degrees)

-Box Jump: once established on the box the athlete must stand up completely, whether jumping for reps or max height taking steps to gain momentum is not permitted

Ball Slam: full extension at the top with hips forward, ball must actually be slammed (imagine that), catching it on the bounce is better style, rounded back not permitted during recovery

-Burpees: includes a proper push-up, explosive finish (jump), overhead clap, and feet remain together throughout movement to ensure maximum hip displacement

Wall Ball: full squat required, ball must hit target

-Dips: upper arm must be parallel to the floor (at minimum) in the bottom position, arms lock out in full extension at the top


If at all possible record challenges for video evidence. Lying, and harassment will not be tolerated.