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Offline timnickels

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Winter training
« on: January 22, 2009, 10:38:55 AM »
So I'm living here in Southern Wisconsin and there is snow for about 1/3 of the year.  I'm just wondering if anybody has any helpful advice for some good safe training.

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Re: Winter training
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 06:05:43 PM »
Well, as people have said in plenty of other threads (go back a couple of pages), the best thing to do during the winter is condition. If you have a house, you have a workout ;)

Find some place in your house where you can do push-ups, sit-ups, squats, lunges, run in place, etc. You can use chairs for dips, use water-filled milk bottles for weights and do all sorts of things. While you can't really practice many moves (you might be able to do landings and rolls depending on how much space you have), you can work out and build muscle that will make all those moves easier when the weather gets better.

Also, if you don't mind the cold too much, as long as the snow is not frozen, you can practice lands, rolls, flips, and anything else you can do. Snow is usually soft and if you can make sure there is nothing dangerous under it, its a good place to practice.

Most people talked about it in general discussion, here are some links:
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,14909.0/
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,13541.0/
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,13226.0/
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,13963.0/
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,14682.0/

« Last Edit: February 05, 2009, 06:11:30 PM by Zooomz »

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Re: Winter training
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 06:47:50 PM »
Also, if you don't mind the cold too much, as long as the snow is not frozen, you can practice lands, rolls, flips, and anything else you can do.
I want to add that you should be absolutely sure of this. I once cut myself up pretty bad because I underestimated how sharp the ice would be. The landing won't have too much concussive force, but broken ice is jagged and cold makes skin easier to cut.

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Re: Winter training
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 08:35:06 PM »
during winter i recommend to practice in buildings(malls) during the winter
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Re: Winter training
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 02:35:20 PM »
My advice is... BEAST THE COLD! :) The only reason I don't go out is if its like -30C  or -25C. Or if its too icy. Ice is dangerous, and sharp snow stings abit but nothing too much to whine about. I'm pumped for the winter to train in it actually :)
« Last Edit: October 03, 2009, 06:49:31 PM by swap01 »

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Re: Winter training
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 03:24:37 PM »
If you are practicing outside might want to be more careful as your fingers can get very cold and get numb.

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Re: Winter training
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 11:08:08 AM »
If you are practicing outside might want to be more careful as your fingers can get very cold and get numb.

What about gloves? i know many people frown upon using them but in the winter you may need them too keep your fingers warm.

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Re: Winter training
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 12:26:51 PM »
If you are practicing outside might want to be more careful as your fingers can get very cold and get numb.

What about gloves? i know many people frown upon using them but in the winter you may need them too keep your fingers warm.
Yeah I have thought about that. Maybe fingerless gloves would do if you wish

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Re: Winter training
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 10:08:49 PM »
Be careful if you're going to wear gloves, winter gloves are thick and multi-layered, so watch when you're grabbing those ledges.

With fingerless gloves, make sure to take a break when they start getting too cold. You want to keep your fingers  [WTF]


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