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Just starting out Parkour. How Do I start?
« on: May 31, 2009, 03:58:11 PM »
I recently started Parkour I need some tips and basic exercises to get myself started on it.  I've done some amateur jumps (ranging from 10 to 3 feet) I'm a little uneasy about trying anything much until I feel confident I can pull it off  :-\
Need some help plz!

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Re: Just starting out Parkour. How Do I start?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 04:08:23 PM »
Don't start with jumps...
Check this out: http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/3972
Start with some easy stuff and a lot of conditioning. i started with about 1 or 1 1/2 ft precisions and some easy vaults over rails. But the most important thing is the roll, next to conditioning. There are tremendous amounts of tutorials on youtube.
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Re: Just starting out Parkour. How Do I start?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 01:18:38 PM »
1. practice practice practice
2. dont feel down because you cant quite land something just try again later
3. don't go to big in the beginning serious injuries early on can give you uneasy nerves later on
4. if you can get a group together
       -if you get hurt there's somebody to call 911
       -more confident in public (people are jerks)
       -they will help you improve by pushing your limits and criticism ( ::)constructive of course ::))
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Re: Just starting out Parkour. How Do I start?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 01:21:37 PM »
I think LibertyParkour explained it pretty well. Don't pressure yourself into doing anything big.  Parkour is about flow. Not distance.  Start off by jumping off a 3 ft. wall and roll.  Don't start doing things your height until you have improved.

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Re: Just starting out Parkour. How Do I start?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 01:45:49 PM »
I think LibertyParkour explained it pretty well. Don't pressure yourself into doing anything big.  Parkour is about flow. Not distance.  Start off by jumping off a 3 ft. wall and roll.  Don't start doing things your height until you have improved.

Start with rolls on the ground.  Do not take any drops to start until you have properly conditioned for it.  Other than that, look through the tutorials on this website, they're very helpful!!!  Good luck and safe training! :D

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Re: Just starting out Parkour. How Do I start?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 02:21:26 PM »
We forgot the most important thing!  :PHave Fun ;D
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Be like water making its way through cracks.... Empty your mind, be formless.... Shapeless, like water.... water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.' - Bruce Lee

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Re: Just starting out Parkour. How Do I start?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 04:40:28 PM »
We forgot the most important thing!  :PHave Fun ;D
Man I keep forgetting that one.... grr  :o

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Re: Just starting out Parkour. How Do I start?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 09:40:01 AM »
they are exactly right start with the roll its most important. then i would learn the different types of vaults and work allot on precisions. then after all this and alot of conditioning you can move on to cat leaps and jumps. then string them all together. also in parkour i would recomend checking where and what you are going to practice on before hand so that you dont break anything or hurt yourself.
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