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Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« on: January 20, 2010, 08:03:38 PM »
What are some of the best workouts for getting strong enough to wall run? I'm assuming it's a lot of pullups? Am I right? Also how do you get your fingers stronger? I always get up to the top of the wall and then have to jump off because my shoulders or fingers are not strong enough for me to pull myself up.

Anyone mind sharing some of the workouts that helped them achieve a good wall run?

One last thing : What are some workouts that will get me better at climbing on top of buildings?

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 08:49:21 PM »
Do muscle ups or look at demon's drills' wall up drill.

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 08:51:45 PM »
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What are some of the best workouts for getting strong enough to wall run?
Its probably your technique that's messing you up, check this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNNEhjxg-w0
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Also how do you get your fingers stronger? I always get up to the top of the wall and then have to jump off because my shoulders or fingers are not strong enough for me to pull myself up.
Pullups and dips. When you progress to them, muscle ups also are a great exercise. Also work negative on your climb ups.

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 09:07:45 PM »
As they said here, getting to the top of buildings is not the goal here. Generally, that's illegal, and trespassing, not to mention dangerous. :)

However, to answer your question on conditioning and technique, I actually have a video that perfectly answers you. Just give me a day to get it on youtube. Check back tomorrow or the next day and you'll see a video posted in this topic that has step by step instruction on how to prepare for and perform the climb up.


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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 09:34:20 PM »
Yea If you're planning on getting on top of any sort of heights make sure you have your roll down pat.  It's like climbing a mountain... Getting up is optional, Getting down is necessary.
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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010, 03:25:34 AM »
What are some of the best workouts for getting strong enough to wall run? I'm assuming it's a lot of pullups? Am I right? Also how do you get your fingers stronger? I always get up to the top of the wall and then have to jump off because my shoulders or fingers are not strong enough for me to pull myself up.

Anyone mind sharing some of the workouts that helped them achieve a good wall run?

One last thing : What are some workouts that will get me better at climbing on top of buildings?

Here you are, my friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsJRzoj7ke4

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010, 04:40:28 PM »
I finally actually climbed up a good sized wall today. It was nothing compared to some of you parkour pros but it was a challenge for me. I learned something too! When you are climbing up the wall after you have done the muscle up, don't rely on just the front part of your foot to get you up there. Make sure the your whole foot is planted on the surface and then go up it. I messed my shin up pretty bad but at least I learned something from the mistake. Also, something I've found that is a good workout is to get on top of a wall and do muscle up/pushup type things on the wall. It's much harder than a pushup on the floor.
That video you posted about the wall-climb is amazing. The guy in that video actually teaches some very important and detailed steps. I never had even thought about using that last step where you kick your leg up. I'm going to start doing those workouts a lot.
Why should I not try to climb onto roofs?
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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2010, 04:59:03 PM »
That's Great!  Its always good to hear about people progressing.  Yeah I think the workout you're talking about is called a wall dip, they have it listed in the exercises section if you wanna check out a video.  You can try to climb roofs if you wish but know the dangers involved,  you don't wanna be the cat stuck in a tree.  Getting down is always more important than getting up!
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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010, 06:40:07 PM »
It's great to know you're learning a lot! ;D

Generally, we don't want you to climb roofs when you're not ready because we don't want Parkour associated with roofs, and reckless teenagers. We had some tragic incidents related to training in high areas, which is unnecessary. I like climbing too, and I've done quite a bit before I was warned by people here. Do it safely and be responsible :)

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010, 07:07:48 PM »
Weighted Pullups.

Drill Wall Runs, 'till you find the technique.
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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 08:06:38 PM »
That video you posted about the wall-climb is amazing. The guy in that video actually teaches some very important and detailed steps.


Glad it helped! I made that a long time ago, but didn't get it on youtube until recently. Feel free to share it around. It didn't get the publicity most of the other UCC videos do.

Roofs are typically illegal to be on, not to mention the danger of being up so high. That's all. Pretty simple.

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 09:26:04 PM »
Great tutorial!
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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 09:37:28 PM »
lol i spent like 2 hours today out in the snow, trying to do one wall up. which was my goal before the end of the month. I do one, barely, and come inside to find your video, and i went back and tried one with the knowledge you armed me with and got it with ease on the third try. Im both angry and happy at the same time i don't really know how to describe it. But thanks, your video helps tons.

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2010, 04:38:33 AM »
Yup, I have that same problem with upper body strength. There is a type of exorcising where you use your muscles as resistance, cant think of the name, but that's what I'm trying out.

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2010, 05:08:46 AM »
I cannot get up as fast as the guy in the video does he just pops himself to the top. I have to put my forearm on there and then pull myself up. Yea, I don't think I'm going to climb on any roofs yet. I'm not ready for such a big fall.

How do the people in most of the parkour videos jump of such great heights without hurting there legs?

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 05:47:10 AM »
They have their roll down really well and know how to spread out their impact and not retain pain from the jump
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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2010, 06:33:22 AM »
They have their roll down really well and know how to spread out their impact and not retain pain from the jump

Not to mention, they probably DID mess themselves up quite a bit. I personally wont believe they came out fine unless i see the roll and they keep going. If it switches to another clip i just think they broke their legs. If they DID make it, they conditioned their legs quite a bit.

There really is no reason to even go on a roof, theres nothing you can do on a roof that you cant do on the ground.
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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2010, 06:36:14 AM »
There really is no reason to even go on a roof, theres nothing you can do on a roof that you cant do on the ground.

Agreed.  The only thing a roof can help with is if you do a climb up to the roof and just get off it, but other than that, there really is no reason for roofs (if that's how you say roof plural lol)
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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2010, 08:41:47 AM »
They have their roll down really well and know how to spread out their impact and not retain pain from the jump

More importantly than that, they spend years and years conditioning and building the strength in their muscles to support their joints for the impacts. The technique is barely half of it.

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Re: Wall Run : What workouts are best?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2010, 05:08:08 PM »
indeed. there's also the fact that roofs can collapse ether from too much weight or just fatigued from people walking on it. You can't tell the condition of a roof from just looking at it, and if it does cave in you're looking at thousands, even millions of dollars in property damage on top of personal injury.