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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2006, 05:30:20 PM »
psycosis, blithe=the sweetest word in this thread

and yes, 6 miles is a good distance to run at a relaxed pace.  (xc team ftw!)
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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2006, 05:34:47 PM »
did you just spell my name with an H, do i have to smack a bitch!?

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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2006, 05:43:28 PM »
Psycosis is just angry because Distorted is taking his title of excessive poster.
                            Don't worry Distorted, he'll get over it ;) ;)                   SWIBOOP  lol.

On Topic, parkour does help me be relaxed, it calms my nerves and the rush makes for the best feeling in the world.
     BUT-- It works both ways.
When I can't do PK I get angry :P
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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2006, 05:46:14 PM »
psychosis, blithe=the sweetest word in this thread
 
blithe?

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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2006, 05:53:32 PM »
blithe- Lacking thought or consideration. Casual or Heedless.

or

blithe- Of a light hearted nature or disposition. Joyful or merry.

I believe it's origins are with the german word bildi.

Umm i'm not sure what the dictionary DEF is. That's just what i remember it being.

Anyways chill pyscosis (NO H!) alot of people use "PKing."


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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2006, 05:55:32 PM »
IT MEANS care free, without worries

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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2006, 05:56:35 PM »
and cyanide, PKING ITS NOT THE CORRECT TERM to steal something i heard about pking you wouldn't say karating, or footballing....

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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2006, 06:08:39 PM »
Yes i know. And I make a point not to use it. I was just saying cut him a break. And i looked it up, my definitions were both correct, but i'm still not sure about the root. Owswell.


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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2006, 06:27:30 PM »
Well cross country and track is like my whole life.  Right now I'm running 50 miles a week and that always keeps me sane.  Whenever I go through periods of time when I don't run (usually because of an injury) my mood completely changes.  I get depressed and have anger problems and i'm always anxious to run again.  Running (and PK) definitely improves your mood.  Your brain releases endorphines into your brain.  Plus after an 11 mile run in the hills with your best friends you are to tired to be angry or anxious.

I am starting to get into parkour and i have that same problem of where to do it.  My highschool works well though.

If anyones interested in my times...
400meter (one lap): 54
800meter (half mile): 2:04
1600meter (mile): 4:57
3 mile: 17:12

Any other runners here?

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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2006, 06:34:49 PM »
and cyanide, PKING ITS NOT THE CORRECT TERM to steal something i heard about pking you wouldn't say karating, or footballing....
And Cyanide, PKING IS NOT THE CORRECT TERM. To steal something i heard about pking , you wouldn't say karating, or footballing...

If you wanna get technical. Oh and people do say bballing, although i think that sounds silly as well.


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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2006, 02:43:36 AM »
Jeezzz.  Well excuse me for not knowing, lol. :P.  Let me rephrase then:

"I feel like DOING some Parkour."

And

"Just wondering if any of you USE Parkour to relieve stress."

I didnt know, lol.
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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2006, 02:52:49 AM »
Psycosis is just angry because Distorted is taking his title of excessive poster.
                            Don't worry Distorted, he'll get over it ;) ;)                   SWIBOOP  lol.

On Topic, parkour does help me be relaxed, it calms my nerves and the rush makes for the best feeling in the world.
     BUT-- It works both ways.
When I can't do PK I get angry :P

JohnnyBoy has a point.  When you cant do Parkour or obtain a certain goal you've been reaching for, it gets frustrating and annoying.  But then...Johnny...once you do get it...you feel even better because its been bothering you.
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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2006, 03:43:06 AM »
WOD = Stress Relief!!

Parkour is an awesome way to relieve stress as everyone's pointed out, when I started it I had about as much stress as anyone on the planet. The WOD however tends to be higher intensity (for me anyway) than a PK session, which can also be a good stress reliever. One of the best though is hitting a heavy bag. Try doing a 4 minute round at highest intensity, by the end you're exhausted and you can't remember anything that you ever might have been stressed about!!

If you're stressed and don't have any area to PK, try subbing it with bodyweight exercises, like the ones found in WOD or just some of the ones mentioned in WOD's like burpees. Challenge yourself to do 50 "just because" ... again, by the time you're done, I doubt you'll remember what you were stressed about! You'll also be building functional strength that will help with whatever you do next time you're out doing Parkour.

Gear I think we need to setup the APK WOD challenges. 1,000 burpees anyone?

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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2006, 04:25:54 AM »
1,000 burpees...ummm...pass.  Lol!  The WOD Session relieves more stress and is probably harder than PK because uve worked up such an endurance to the exercises and its like...nothing to you now, lol.
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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2006, 05:01:24 AM »
I'm so late on this but psycosis:

Nah man you are totally stressed when you jam, dude. In D.C.I was all like "Man that guy needs to chill out he's totally got to relax." lollerfied.
Also, nice vocab usage! "blithe" ftw! Learned a new word today.

On topic:

A few weeks ago I came down w/ a sinus infection that had me laid out for a/b a week. After a week and a half or so of not working out or doing any Parkour, little things that usu would not worry me were stressing me the hell out! I realized that I absolutely needed to go "be free for a while" at a jam, and once I did the world was a much better place. :)

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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2006, 05:03:40 AM »
ohfomehxr - Nice :D.


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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2006, 06:20:35 AM »
Well I got really stressed out once and peddled my ass to flint on a bike with two bald half flat tired (around 60-70 mile trip). Made it there in about 20 hours and then crashed on the lawn of a golf course. I felt good the next morning. Like.. really... reallly... good.

All my stress just... fell off..heh...

Not that I reccomend ever running away, the rest of it was terrible. But if you're old enough to be out on your own, and you are about ready to smash everything you own, go see how far you can make it in a day on a bicycle.
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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2006, 10:37:38 AM »
Well I got really stressed out once and peddled my ass to flint on a bike with two bald half flat tired (around 60-70 mile trip). Made it there in about 20 hours and then crashed on the lawn of a golf course. I felt good the next morning. Like.. really... reallly... good.

All my stress just... fell off..heh...

Not that I reccomend ever running away, the rest of it was terrible. But if you're old enough to be out on your own, and you are about ready to smash everything you own, go see how far you can make it in a day on a bicycle.

Wow...what a story.  I dont think I could do 20 hours of bike riding.  Lol, I imagine the stress would be gone after THAT much riding dude.  Haha.
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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2006, 04:59:24 PM »
Well I got really stressed out once and peddled my ass to flint on a bike with two bald half flat tired (around 60-70 mile trip). Made it there in about 20 hours and then crashed on the lawn of a golf course. I felt good the next morning. Like.. really... reallly... good.

All my stress just... fell off..heh...

Not that I reccomend ever running away, the rest of it was terrible. But if you're old enough to be out on your own, and you are about ready to smash everything you own, go see how far you can make it in a day on a bicycle.
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did you have food  or music to keep you going
i cant live 6 hours with out food or music (6 hrs is the length of a school day)

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Re: Parkour to relieve stress/anxiety
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2006, 05:42:07 PM »
Parkour kept me sane through my girlfriend of 2 years and I breaking up, and her going through new boyfriends.
And since I stayed sane, we are now best friends, and have had few problems. so yea.

Its actually what got me into parkour, when im doing parkour i cant whine and think about other things.
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