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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2009, 05:18:04 PM »
Haha, Thanks for the Welcome!! Its much appreciated!!

I think this idea is really cool and I am really happy to be a part of it.
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DAmn your taller than me Alex.
WELCOME BRIAN! Im F2 and I live here In collumbus. Bout a two hour drive from ATL :P.
Wow that's pretty close!  We gotta Jam sometime.


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« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2009, 07:43:16 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2010, 05:06:52 PM »
Hey, I'm Mike Bibo, I'm 5'9 193 lbs. I started parkour about 2 months ago, i train with my cousin and a couple friends on-and-off, but mostly by myself. the first vault i learned was the speed vault, my first trick was a front flip. favorite vault? kong :)
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2010, 12:48:24 AM »
Lol, 6' 9" and 6' 6"... jesus.... :/ I am only 6' 1" as I stated before.


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« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2010, 03:06:15 AM »
Ahoy!  6'5, A buck 90, with a goal of two. My spine is fused from t1-t12 with harrington rods implanted all along it. hah, learning to kong when your 6'5 and your spine doesn't bend was inteeeense.

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2010, 01:32:02 PM »
damn that's hardcore what'd you do!?
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« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2010, 08:32:04 PM »
Well.. erhm. Some history, shall we?

I was born with a bone disorder called Shuermanns disease. It caused the disks between my vertebrae to disappear entirely by the time I was 8. Soon after the vertebrae ground themselves down into wedge shapes, turning me into a hunch back. I remember laying in bed as a kid, and .. well yeah, you get the picture.   

So fast forward,

I soldiered on, now I'm 17, I just quit school, got my G.E.D, and joined the U.S Army. The degree of my thoracic curve was 87 degrees, and my lumbar was reversed, and hold strong at 75.  This effectively turned my spine into an S shape, with the lower portion of the S stretching more down. I've learned though at this point since my disks are gone, I can 'lift' myself into place flexing the right muscles. (doctors told me later on this was what I was doing, at the time, i was just... doing it.  they were amazed.)  So anyways, I could 'lift' myself into place for about 20-30 minutes, this was long enough to 'look' normal when I needed to, and for everything else.. I just made do. It drove me to burn on all 8, all day, everyday.

But one day at Ft. "Lostinthewoods" ( Leonardwood [: )  I fell. 3 stories to be exact. During a simple training exercise I've done hundreds of times. I was almost 19. I'd say I broke just about damn everything. Almost every vertebrae, couple ribs, fractured chestplate. I stubbed my toe that morning, couple hours before hand, I count that in there too. :D

So anyways, I'm laying on the ground in a parking lot, my battle buddies rushing up, staring up thinking "I wonder if their gonna be able to put humpty-dumpty back together again?"  [: I guess I have a sick sense of humor, that thought brought a smile to my face. They say the only reason I didn't straight up die was because I was in my battle rattle, and was wearing the kevlar "heavier then lead" helmet.

So I was rushed into surgery, where they drilled a hole into my right hip, to take bone marrow and bone sample, to crush up into a paste, they then broke the rest of my vertebrae, and removed them, then, they built a cage around my spinal cord of stainless steel. After that, that placed the vertebrae back, adding in the bone paste they had previously made. At this point they implanted the two 26 inch(ish) metal rods that are supposed to hold me together, while all this heals. Oh, and they cut me open like a fish, and cut ALL the muscles in the back off, they can't have you twitching on the table! :D

So, now, take the worst pain, you've EVER felt. (This includes giving birth if a female who has, comes across this. I had a nurse at my care unit tell me she thought I was the toughest person shes ever met, and I inspired her to work through her arthritis and go to physical therapy (whole other story)  yeah, so , Worst pain, EVER felt. Now....  Cut yourself in HALF.   Yeah. It hurts, that bad. And it doesn't go away. Not for months.

So fast forward months, I spent my 19th birthday in a body brace, spent 6 months solid in bed, 4 of which I didn't even have the ability to walk. Eventually I was out of the brace, went to physical therapy, had a life, yada yada.

Now I'm 20, coping with extreme fibromyalgia from my surgery. And I go to pick up an empty guitar case, and I hear a loud *SNAP* and I dropped to the floor. I woke up back in the hospital, X-rays already done, with the doctors there having a solemn look on there faces. Yep. My surgery failed. My bones never fused, nothing took, and my right rod has broken inside of me, and is tearing the flesh around it to pieces. I had to wait 2 weeks, for a surgical staff to be flown in. 2 weeks, like that.  They told me they had to cut me open again. Take new bone from my other hip. They would have to unscrew the pins, remove the rods, re-break everything. They said they had a new B-something they were going to try, that increases the chance of a skeletal fusion. I had to go through physical therapy, the body brace, the 6 months, all the pain.

So I signed the papers, wrote a will, and went under the knife. Again.
fast forward
I spent my 21st birthday in a body brace. Eventually, got released. Actually, the date of my second surgery was January 21st, 2009, so I'm almost 1 year out of the second one.

I use Parkour as my physical and mental therapy.  :)

I have pictures of my scar, and of my body brace, on my facebook!   www.facebook.com/crash409

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2010, 12:27:39 AM »
WOW.... that was Possibly the Longest but shortest reply I ever read, I am just Speachless. I read that and well, to tell the truth I was moved... I couldn't stop reading, and then at the end I was Amazed. I wouldn't be surprised if APK posts this on the Front of the Main Page. Truly, if you can have the strength and Will to go through that and still Practice and have Love for Parkour, anyone can do Parkour.

like I said, I'm Speachless...... :'(

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« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2010, 10:38:31 AM »
HAH, thank you, all the people that have stopped me along the way and said "dude, you the man", really kept me going strong. I hope they don't front page this :( I'm not a fan of attention!  :-X

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2010, 11:17:10 AM »
HAH, thank you, all the people that have stopped me along the way and said "dude, you the man", really kept me going strong. I hope they don't front page this :( I'm not a fan of attention!  :-X

Yeah, on second thought They might not, cause now that you mention I am not a fan of attention either. btw they will ask first I guarantee it

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« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2010, 09:13:44 PM »
So by big what exactly do we mean? I'm 5'8" 200 lbs and mainly big due to weightlifting. I've been training for about 3.5 years and despite my bulky size I think I've progressed quite well.

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« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2010, 06:31:27 PM »
Hi, I'm Ross, and I'm 5'9" and approx 200-210.
I got interested in parkour from a friend, and I'm trying to lose enough fat/gain enough muscle to be effective at parkour. I have a Football (American) and Rugby.

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2010, 09:36:05 PM »
So by big what exactly do we mean? I'm 5'8" 200 lbs and mainly big due to weightlifting. I've been training for about 3.5 years and despite my bulky size I think I've progressed quite well.


Pillman? is that you?

If so than I say you def. should be in.

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2010, 08:19:49 PM »
6'2'' 235. i am still losing weight from the cardio and weight lifting that i do. im down from 275 which was my weight last year.
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« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2010, 07:55:34 PM »
whats up im Jake and im 6' 3" about 175lbs... im not in amazing shape but ive been working out latley and if been toning up...  8) so yeah could use some advice on how i can lug myself around
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« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2010, 03:42:44 AM »
I'm neither fat OR husky, I'm really kinda skinny, weigh in at like 170 and I'm 6' 2''
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« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2010, 04:38:17 AM »
Well.. erhm. Some history, shall we?

I was born with a bone disorder called Shuermanns disease. It caused the disks between my vertebrae to disappear entirely by the time I was 8. Soon after the vertebrae ground themselves down into wedge shapes, turning me into a hunch back. I remember laying in bed as a kid, and .. well yeah, you get the picture.   

So fast forward,

I soldiered on, now I'm 17, I just quit school, got my G.E.D, and joined the U.S Army. The degree of my thoracic curve was 87 degrees, and my lumbar was reversed, and hold strong at 75.  This effectively turned my spine into an S shape, with the lower portion of the S stretching more down. I've learned though at this point since my disks are gone, I can 'lift' myself into place flexing the right muscles. (doctors told me later on this was what I was doing, at the time, i was just... doing it.  they were amazed.)  So anyways, I could 'lift' myself into place for about 20-30 minutes, this was long enough to 'look' normal when I needed to, and for everything else.. I just made do. It drove me to burn on all 8, all day, everyday.

But one day at Ft. "Lostinthewoods" ( Leonardwood [: )  I fell. 3 stories to be exact. During a simple training exercise I've done hundreds of times. I was almost 19. I'd say I broke just about damn everything. Almost every vertebrae, couple ribs, fractured chestplate. I stubbed my toe that morning, couple hours before hand, I count that in there too. :D

So anyways, I'm laying on the ground in a parking lot, my battle buddies rushing up, staring up thinking "I wonder if their gonna be able to put humpty-dumpty back together again?"  [: I guess I have a sick sense of humor, that thought brought a smile to my face. They say the only reason I didn't straight up die was because I was in my battle rattle, and was wearing the kevlar "heavier then lead" helmet.

So I was rushed into surgery, where they drilled a hole into my right hip, to take bone marrow and bone sample, to crush up into a paste, they then broke the rest of my vertebrae, and removed them, then, they built a cage around my spinal cord of stainless steel. After that, that placed the vertebrae back, adding in the bone paste they had previously made. At this point they implanted the two 26 inch(ish) metal rods that are supposed to hold me together, while all this heals. Oh, and they cut me open like a fish, and cut ALL the muscles in the back off, they can't have you twitching on the table! :D

So, now, take the worst pain, you've EVER felt. (This includes giving birth if a female who has, comes across this. I had a nurse at my care unit tell me she thought I was the toughest person shes ever met, and I inspired her to work through her arthritis and go to physical therapy (whole other story)  yeah, so , Worst pain, EVER felt. Now....  Cut yourself in HALF.   Yeah. It hurts, that bad. And it doesn't go away. Not for months.

So fast forward months, I spent my 19th birthday in a body brace, spent 6 months solid in bed, 4 of which I didn't even have the ability to walk. Eventually I was out of the brace, went to physical therapy, had a life, yada yada.

Now I'm 20, coping with extreme fibromyalgia from my surgery. And I go to pick up an empty guitar case, and I hear a loud *SNAP* and I dropped to the floor. I woke up back in the hospital, X-rays already done, with the doctors there having a solemn look on there faces. Yep. My surgery failed. My bones never fused, nothing took, and my right rod has broken inside of me, and is tearing the flesh around it to pieces. I had to wait 2 weeks, for a surgical staff to be flown in. 2 weeks, like that.  They told me they had to cut me open again. Take new bone from my other hip. They would have to unscrew the pins, remove the rods, re-break everything. They said they had a new B-something they were going to try, that increases the chance of a skeletal fusion. I had to go through physical therapy, the body brace, the 6 months, all the pain.

So I signed the papers, wrote a will, and went under the knife. Again.
fast forward
I spent my 21st birthday in a body brace. Eventually, got released. Actually, the date of my second surgery was January 21st, 2009, so I'm almost 1 year out of the second one.

I use Parkour as my physical and mental therapy.  :)

I have pictures of my scar, and of my body brace, on my facebook!   www.facebook.com/crash409

holy freakin crap man thats just amazing... im speechless
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« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2010, 08:28:44 AM »
I guess I should introduce myself here too.

My name is Matt and i live in Knoxville, TN while I'm finishing up my degree in Electrical Engineering at UT.  I'm about 5' 11" and the last time I weighed myself I was around 190lbs.  It's been about a year since the last time I set foot in a gym or had any real physical activity and I just started training on Friday with the APK warm-up and attempting to learn how to roll.

If anyone is in Knoxville and wants to train together then give me a shout.

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« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2010, 09:19:37 AM »
Hey guys whats up. My names Will and im 6' 5" and 200 lbs. My first trick i ever learned was the speed vault and my most proud is my wall spin. Im currently working on backflips, frontflips, and wall flips. i live in minnesota and its all snowy lol so i work on these flips at the owatonna area gymnastics cub. unfortunatly, tho, it is only open once a week for an hour and a half. kinda sucks :( i watched Kyle Rudolph's wall flip tutorial and i wll definatly try it next time i go to the gym. thanks for that :) 
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2010, 09:34:44 AM »
Hey guys whats up. My names Will and im 6' 5" and 200 lbs. My first trick i ever learned was the speed vault and my most proud is my wall spin. Im currently working on backflips, frontflips, and wall flips. i live in minnesota and its all snowy lol so i work on these flips at the owatonna area gymnastics cub. unfortunatly, tho, it is only open once a week for an hour and a half. kinda sucks :( i watched Kyle Rudolph's wall flip tutorial and i wll definatly try it next time i go to the gym. thanks for that :) 
Haha, no problem man. I made it mad quick. It was no problem.
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