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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2010, 06:04:01 PM »
Im '5' '9' and 170 lbs. And ima start training every day at 3:00-5:30

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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2010, 10:08:19 PM »
I'm 5'5" and 310 lb give or take a few.. Now before you assume I am extremely out of shape I used to play football as a nose-guard for 4-years I've got explosive strength in my legs.

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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2010, 02:57:52 PM »
I'm 5'9" ish and about 230. I have amazing leg strength and I can jump pretty high. My biggest problem is that I'm too afraid to do the trickier moves like a kong (its tricky to me) because I'm afraid of doing it wrong. I am not afraid to hurt myself, I've broken too many bones to care, but I don't want to do stuff wrong. Any tips on how to make sure I'm doing things correctly?

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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2010, 03:39:20 PM »
Hey Jase what you can do is film your kong and post it on here where we can critique it for you to see if you are doing it right. If we can correct it or let you know whether or not you're doing it right it will help you out in the long run.

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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2010, 06:08:20 PM »
Guess who's got two thumbs, is back, is 6' 1" now, and weighs 210? This guy.

Hey guys, I'm back after... I really have no idea how long it's been since I've logged on. It's been even longer since I've gone out and trained like a beast. But I'm back because I feel like I've wasted too much time NOT doing parkour.


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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2010, 07:39:19 AM »
Nice to see you trev! no worries its the same thing here haha im on and off
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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2010, 06:58:27 PM »
Well my main computer isn't working so I'm still off little by little but I'm still on. :D


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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2010, 11:47:33 AM »
ummm... hiii... Slightly nervous... as I've just joined today... but I've been thinking about Parkour for a couple of years now... but always thought I was too big to get into it... plus I'm your stereotypical chick that has zero upper body strength... which is obviously quite important...

Rome wasn't built in a day and I know it'll take a whole lot of hard work... but I really really really want to get started!

Back in march of 2009 I was 5'3'' tall with a whopping 245 pounds ... yes, it was AWFUL... but today I stand at the same short height of 5'3'' and am down to 185 pounds. Again, not so good... but definitely better...

I'm wanting to get into shape, and I'm wanting to get into this fascinating lifestyle. Tips on getting started are appreciated (I have NEVER done this before...), guidance is loved, and anyone living in the Murfreesboro, TN area willing to help me personally would have the ground they walked on worshiped.
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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2010, 12:22:44 PM »
hey guys i'm 6 foot 225 and this sounds awesome to me. i've lost count on how many times i've been told your too big to do that stuff but i'm sticking with it however not sure what exactly to start of i have got a kong down but i'm kinda spooked to do it on a rail about waist height but i can get it on a picnic table wich is shorter any tips for getting higher vertically that my help me get over the fear of Faceplanting
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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2011, 06:34:18 AM »
I am glad I found this forum :) I am 6'6"ish  an ~225lbs (different scales very +/- 5). I want to get into Parkour/Free running but I am a little concerned that I am to... large. I have done martial arts in the past and when it's needed I have stamina. I am worried that because of my height my center of gravity may be an issue for many aspects of free running. Can someone (honestly) assure me this is not the case?

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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2011, 06:42:53 AM »
I am glad I found this forum :) I am 6'6"ish  an ~225lbs (different scales very +/- 5). I want to get into Parkour/Free running but I am a little concerned that I am to... large. I have done martial arts in the past and when it's needed I have stamina. I am worried that because of my height my center of gravity may be an issue for many aspects of free running. Can someone (honestly) assure me this is not the case?

Trust me. That's not a problem at all. Height is never an issue for anyone (Most of the people that are pro are around 6'0", 6 extra inches honestly isn't a big deal) Most people who come here and generally concerned about their weight to which this is all I have to say.


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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2011, 06:55:06 AM »
Trust me. That's not a problem at all. Height is never an issue for anyone (Most of the people that are pro are around 6'0", 6 extra inches honestly isn't a big deal) Most people who come here and generally concerned about their weight to which this is all I have to say.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6aUYljRlXA

Well, I am not really happy with my weight but height was my main concern, thanks for the comment though :)

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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2011, 03:33:10 PM »
Well, I am not really happy with my weight but height was my main concern, thanks for the comment though :)

hey Blitz,

I'm 6'7'' 210 lbs right now and I've never had a problem with my height. I mean sure some things are harder but i use my height to my advantage. Everybody moves differently you just have to figure out how to master yourself and use your body style to your advantage!
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Re: Welcome to the GorillaPK Forum!
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2012, 01:57:14 PM »
so, say I'm a 19 year old girl that weighs 230lbs and wants to do parkour...really badly. Where the hell do I start??? That weight is definitely all fat no muscle. People have said it's possible...just different, but i wasn't sure if that was more so aimed towards giant beastly men. Should I start with posts on beginners training or do I need to get in shape first? (which I'm totally serious about right now so it should take about a year maybe less.) Just looking for advice from some experts. :)

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« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2012, 12:33:28 AM »
so, say I'm a 19 year old girl that weighs 230lbs and wants to do parkour...really badly. Where the hell do I start??? That weight is definitely all fat no muscle. People have said it's possible...just different, but i wasn't sure if that was more so aimed towards giant beastly men. Should I start with posts on beginners training or do I need to get in shape first? (which I'm totally serious about right now so it should take about a year maybe less.) Just looking for advice from some experts. :)

Hardly an expert, but parkour is a way to get in shape in of itself, if you do it right. Take it slow, and focus on the more cardio-heavy stuff--running, quadrupedal motion, and swimming.
Unfortunately, I don't have much advice for losing weight--I'm pretty heavy myself, but I'm more focused on gaining muscle than losing fat. Sorry.

But no, you don't really need to lose weight to get started. Balance, for example, can be done pretty well regardless of weight, and is immensely useful. Basic running and jumping, though more difficult, will also be useful and help you immensely to get into shape. Beyond that....it's your body; you should be able to figure out your limits.