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Want to start but injured
« on: January 17, 2009, 03:58:01 PM »
Hey guys, I've recently felt I want to start doing parkour/freeruning, but I recently injured my wrists in a skating accident. What can I do that would assist me in improving while not using my wrists? It's kind of funny, I hurt myself and NOW I wanna start becoming active, haven't touch my guitar in weeks, but once I hurt myself I suddenly wanna start playing.

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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 04:22:06 PM »
Huh... well how hurt are they? Like can you run around? How much stress can you put on them?
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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 04:30:03 PM »
I cannot put any stress on them without risking more damage, I just had an MRI yesterday so the doc's can see what the hell is wrong. Getting an MRI is boring as hell, you sit in a tube for 30 minutes, laying perfectly still, I bet if I had ADHD I wouldn't have gotten through that.

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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 04:43:13 PM »
First off, Welcome to APK!

Secondly, if the injured wrist happens to be your dominant hand, you can practice being ambidextrous. But I guess you're already doing that since you can't really avoid it...

Well anyway, you can practice a bunch of lower body exercises like pistols, squats, tuck jumps, precisions, broad jumps, verts, etc... You can run too!

Take this injury as an opportunity to strengthen your lower body ;D

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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 05:02:46 PM »
Ya, I was going to the weight room at school to work out for football season, we ran 2 miles a day, but since this injury my parents are forcing me to come home until I can heal, they are afraid I might hurt my hands somehow, wait till I tell them I'm getting into parkour...

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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 05:11:42 PM »
Ya, I was going to the weight room at school to work out for football season, we ran 2 miles a day, but since this injury my parents are forcing me to come home until I can heal, they are afraid I might hurt my hands somehow, wait till I tell them I'm getting into parkour...

Well home training is always fun! You can still do a bunch of lower body exercises without machines...

And I think it's a good idea that your parents are telling you to wait for it to heal, it's better than accidentally injuring it again and waiting even longer.

Btw, Parkour probably has the least injury rate compared to regular sports... Since we usually practice slow and progressively and there's no equipment involved besides the body. Most people get injured by being uncautious and pure stupidity. Just remember, stay away from drops and test the object before practicing on it.

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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 05:20:19 PM »

Btw, Parkour probably has the least injury rate compared to regular sports...

Want to emphasize: CAN. CAN have a lower injury rate. If you train smart, progress slowly, and are very careful, you can minimize most of the risk. Or you can be wreckless and try to progress too fast, and you will get hurt.

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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 06:06:03 PM »
I'm prone to breaking bones... I don't know if that'll effect my chance of injurying myself. I might try to find a good place to practice where I live. Anyone by chance know a good place near Lynnwood, WA?

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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 09:06:03 PM »
Like zachary said, go slowly. One of the biggest mistakes new traceurs make is advancing too fast.
Just focus on lower body exercises until you're completely healed.
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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 09:28:46 PM »
I feel you bro. I got really into parkour a while ago, gave myself a handsome set of stress injuries, made a commitment to stay off of parkour for a set time; now that time's almost up (like 3 days left), and I'm all better in the joints that were injured, but I fell and ended up developing chronic tendinitis in the process.

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Re: Want to start but injured
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2009, 11:34:51 PM »
Oh dude, that sucks. I guess I gotta be careful. I'm gonna try to find some people who do it at school.

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Re: Want to start but injured
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