Video: Confined-space warm up exercises for Skydivers

The goal of any warm up is to prepare ourselves physically and mentally for our upcoming activities. Therefore, we need activity-specific functional stretching exercises that utilize sport specific movements. To implement these, get to the DZ early so you have enough time to warm up. After getting settled and checking all your equipment, we recommend walking or jogging around the landing area for five to ten minutes. That way you can get the blood flowing as well as get a chance to check the wind conditions and any other important information you may have otherwise missed. In the event you do not have the luxury of a lot of room, you can use this small-space exercise routine to get warmed up. When performed correctly, this set of dynamic stretches can result in positive training adaptations to improve performance. They do so by mimicking the activity you are about to undertake. Do not just go through the motions. Set your intentions on using good technique.

  1. Scap Push Up
  2. Push Up to Down Dog
  3. Arm Circles
  4. Mountain Climbers
  5. Russian Twist
  6. Twisting Samson Lunge
  7. Reverse Lunges
  8. Sideways Shuffle
  9. Deep Lunge + Elbow Drop
  10. Pausing Hamstring Bounce

Disclaimers: Always consult a physician before starting any exercise program. Use of this information is strictly at your own risk. AXIS Flight School will not assume any liability for direct or indirect losses or damages that may result from the use of information contained in this video including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.

A Video Experiment

AXIS Flight School is trying something new during the COVID-19 shuttdown.  Since jumpers and tunnel flyers are grounded for a while, AXIS is giving workout realted videos a try on its YouTube channel. The new content is intended to support physical skills relevant to skydiving, rather than focusing on aesthetics. In the first video, Nik covers the topic of grip strength and shares some of the excersises he does to stay in jumping shape. If you enjoy this kind of content and would like to see more, please let us know in the comment section of the video. Happy Training!

Disclaimers: Niklas Daniel is not a doctor or a medical professional. Always consult a physician before starting any exercise program. Use of this information is strictly at your own risk. AXIS Flight School will not assume any liability for direct or indirect losses or damages that may result from the use of information contained in this video including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.

Ty’s 2019 AZ X-FORCE Experience

Some of the highlights of Ty’s special day.

Thanks to all who supported Arizona X-Force during the 2018 season, especially Skydive Arizona, Skyventure Arizona, and all who participated in the Experience Raffle!

Fly Smart. Train Hard.

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Photo by Samantha Schwann

Being competitors at heart, Niklas and Brianne do their best to improve on a daily basis. This applies not only to competitions, but also their business and life’s work – AXIS Flight School. AXIS has gone through an incredible online transformation, which could be called a “Cyber Grand Re-opening”. These changes have been taking place behind the scenes for over two years.

The AXIS website has always been packed with lots of useful tools and information. In order to make the site more user friendly and to keep up with the times more than a facelift was needed. In fact, we started over. Major improvements include a color coded menu system which is easy to navigate, condensed information on every page, and not to be overlooked – The AXIS Skydiving Repository. Here we developed a digital sorting system that categorizes all or our articles and reference materials for faster recall. Now users can search for categories such as solo skills, canopy, camera, and much more to find what you are looking for.

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In addition, AXIS Flight School now uses sig.ma, a platform on which you can keep track of accomplishments, IDs, licenses, merits, etc. in a digital form. This allows us to send merits to students who have demonstrated their proficiency to our AXIS Coaches™ and acknowledge their achievements. Available Merits are displayed at the top of each web page, and their colors correspond to the new menu system.

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Our online tools are still available to all for free. All AXIS dive pool images, Draw Generator, and ChronoPrism have all been updated with the new 2019 formations.

AXIS HQ Coffee on the go

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Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes at AXIS Flight School knows that we are addicted to coffee. What makes matters worse is that we are snobs, too. Some of our favorite coffee brands include: illy, Black Rifle Coffee Company, and Flight Coffee. Our espresso machine of choice is made by Breville. The only downside is that the crown jewel of our office does not travel well due to its size and weight. So what are we to do when convenience (Starbucks) and compromise (drinking less) won’t do when we are on the road?

Enter the AXIS Mobile Espresso Kit to the rescue!

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This durable, compact, and light weight barista station sets up in seconds. If you would like to build your own “take-anywhere-caffeine-delivery-system”, check out the shopping list below.

illy Y3.2 iperEspresso Machine

Espresso Capsules 

Nespresso Milk Frother

Pelican Case 1520

AXIS FlightSchoolTV a top 30 Skydiving Youtube channel winner

Screen Shot 2018-01-22 at 9.39.31 AMAccording to Feedspot (a modern RSS reader), the AXIS Flight School YouTube Channel (AXIS FlightSchoolTV) is one of the 30 best Skydiving Youtube Channels on the web. This ranking is based on several criteria, such as:

  • Total youtube channel subscribers, video views, and video uploads
  • Quality and consistency of videos
  • Youtube search ranking
  • Feedspot editorial team’ objective and subjective review

Coming in at #22 on the list, AXIS shares this honor with recognizable brands like iFLY, IBA, Jeb Corliss, Turbolenza, Red Bull Skydiving Team, Performance Designs, Apex BASE, and many more. Click here to view the complete list.

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