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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2010, 08:06:32 PM »
I need help!!! My mom is okay with it, but my dad is worried about me injuring myself no matter what I tell him and he thinks it is just kids going out and flipping over buildings, I've tried a thousand times to explain it to him, but he won't accept it, any ideas????
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2010, 08:23:52 PM »
Find some relaxed training videos, especially ones that include conditioning. Emphasize the conditioning aspect of your training. Do you condition? Make an effort to get him to notice. You want him to understand that this is something you are serious about, not just some thing you saw someone do on Youtube once...

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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2010, 08:25:48 PM »
Thank you!! I'm going to try that, hopefully it workss
Conditioning in what way?? Sorry that word has 10000000 different descriptions lol
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2010, 08:42:28 PM »
Thank you!! I'm going to try that, hopefully it workss
Conditioning in what way?? Sorry that word has 10000000 different descriptions lol

Conditioning in the way to prepare your body for a life of parkour training. :)

The first step to building a conditioning routine is to make sure your understanding of parkour is the "right" one. I don't know you personally, and I do NOT mean to assume this about you, but a lot of beginners begin their parkour training with the wrong mindset. If you have some time to burn, check out this article from a friend of mine, Charles Moreland. Hopefully it will set you on the right path if you aren't there already.

If you have no idea of what a parkour conditioning routine looks like, check out some of the Training Journals of other practitioners here on APK. Read what they do and also take a look at the advice given to them by our resident "experts" who moderate and advise in the fitness boards.

Once you have a good understanding of what a parkour conditioning routine looks like, check out Steve Low's How to construct your own workout routine article.

Anything else? :)
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2010, 11:12:04 PM »
As has been stated before, jump westminister is a great video to show parents.
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2010, 05:18:49 AM »
I try to train with my friend jeremy as much as possible, hes been training in parkour for about 9 or 10 months, i usually do the workout of the day everyday if that is conditioning??
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2010, 06:07:58 AM »
You mean you try to train "with" me as much as possible? You missed a word  :P

And yes, the WOD can be very much used for conditioning
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2010, 06:18:14 AM »
yes you are right, i missed the with lol sorry
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2010, 06:30:47 AM »
Haha sorry guys, we sorta hijacked the thread, but the reason Wyatt posted was because his parents dont support him at all with Parkour, so if it seems totally out of context thats why he posted.  ;D Sorry!

EDIT: Post 700! I swear, the SECOND all this snow melts (its already halfway there!), i wont bother you guys anymore and will go train for 10 hours straight  :P
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2010, 06:37:50 AM »
Once the summer comes to the midwest, I think there's gonna be alot less activity on APK, but i'll be on still as much as i can
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2010, 07:13:53 AM »
there already is a lot less parkour activity here seriously the other traceur is like in the next county

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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2010, 05:30:02 PM »
I friend's mother, has just seen videos, and thinks it's just crazy kids being, well crazy. Is there anyway to get her to see the training for the body and mind part?
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2010, 05:35:24 AM »
Try to show her a video of just conditioning, none of the "crazy" stuff people that have been doing it for awhile do.  Hopefully she will see it as a way for your friend to work out. ;D hope this helps ;D
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2010, 03:41:39 PM »
I friend's mother, has just seen videos, and thinks it's just crazy kids being, well crazy. Is there anyway to get her to see the training for the body and mind part?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvP_HfVa2Rs a pretty goof video for parents and such
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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2010, 06:42:01 PM »
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I still think that this really may be one of the best things to show ignorant (not a bad thing) parents.


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Re: HELP WITH PARENTS D:
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2010, 04:45:59 AM »
Tell them your training a new sport and it will help you make friends and keep fit
 ;D Thats what i did and im 9