Author Topic: Beginner Help  (Read 2233 times)

Offline Shadowfax

  • Oryctolagus Cuniculus
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Beginner Help
« on: July 04, 2006, 06:24:57 PM »
Hello my name is shadowfax, im new here...

Since I'm new to parkour and this site, I would like to know how exactly to get started.  I am in reasonably good shape, but have not practiced any parkour.  Are there any exercises or moves I should try to master first before I move on to anyhting else. 


(I'm sure this is somewhere else in the forum, because i cant possibly be the first person to ask this, but when I searched, nothing came up.  I am also sorry if this is in the wrong category, I looked where to put it and I couldn't find anything more adequate.)

Offline FreeStyleFox

  • Global Moderator
  • Hirundo Rustica
  • *****
  • Posts: 1655
  • Karma: +56/-32
    • View Profile
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006, 07:13:02 PM »
Have you posted in your state and on the welcome board?

Look under movement.

Check the Turtorals.

Learn your rolls first.  Makes every thing easyer.
"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."  David Carradine
May the flow be with you.  ~~FreeStyleFox

"A title and a few perks dont mean much. It takes nothing but a little thought and time to get your point across in a peaceful manner."

psycosis12

  • Guest
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006, 04:20:46 AM »
Well landing, then rolls...But where is your location?

Offline Altimot

  • Hirundo Rustica
  • *****
  • Posts: 584
  • Karma: +28/-15
  • its al (like the name) /tea/ mot (rhymes with not)
    • View Profile
    • Myspace Page
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2006, 10:18:05 AM »
is that you lauren? shadowfax is your aim so thats why im thinking it would be you...but maybe it isnt and i seem like a total moron.

Offline Gareth EE Field

  • Mangabey
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
  • Karma: +16/-7
  • Aaayyooo!!!
    • View Profile
    • Twitter
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2006, 12:47:07 PM »
i might not have posted this in time, but forst I would suggest going out there and doing your own thing for a week. try getting over any obstacle in any way you can for a bit. THEN learn techniques other people have laid out for you. my reasoning is that you'll be a lot happier if you have some style that you can call your own, and the way everyone else does it isn't ground into your soul. either way, good luck!
PK4LIFE!

Offline Jereme Sanders

  • Global Moderator
  • Hirundo Rustica
  • *****
  • Posts: 882
  • Karma: +60/-23
    • View Profile
    • American Parkour
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2006, 01:44:05 PM »
workout everyday....pullups, push ups, dips, crunches, squats, etc.....try to work out every muscle every day to get the necessary strength....also focus on precision, control, repetition and silence....good rolls and landings are extremely important....
"People may forget what you've done, or said, but they will never forget the way you made them feel."

The Best part of Falling Down is Getting Back Up...

Offline Eric Kropp

  • Mangabey
  • ****
  • Posts: 395
  • Karma: +12/-1
    • View Profile
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2006, 03:51:30 PM »
workout everyday....pullups, push ups, dips, crunches, squats, etc.....try to work out every muscle every day to get the necessary strength....also focus on precision, control, repetition and silence....good rolls and landings are extremely important....

It would actually be better everyday so in between each workout session, the muscles have time to repair and strengthen themselves.  Plus if your still growing that could stunt your growth.

Offline Jereme Sanders

  • Global Moderator
  • Hirundo Rustica
  • *****
  • Posts: 882
  • Karma: +60/-23
    • View Profile
    • American Parkour
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2006, 05:28:57 PM »
How old are you?

No the Shadowfax guy
« Last Edit: July 05, 2006, 06:15:40 PM by zujitsu »
"People may forget what you've done, or said, but they will never forget the way you made them feel."

The Best part of Falling Down is Getting Back Up...

Offline Eric Kropp

  • Mangabey
  • ****
  • Posts: 395
  • Karma: +12/-1
    • View Profile
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2006, 06:06:43 PM »

Offline Nick

  • Mangabey
  • ****
  • Posts: 286
  • Karma: +9/-7
    • View Profile
Re: Beginner Help
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2006, 07:03:04 PM »
yeah twitch is right, if you learn without thinking about 'moves' or 'techniques' soon you will a more pure understanding of the discipline than the rest of us.
"We aren't here right now to live forever, we'll live forever tomorow