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parkour trainer ?
« on: December 03, 2010, 03:02:31 PM »
ok so i just got a personal trainer from my local gymnastics gym and he also used to do parkour and is going to teach me. im somewhat new to this and wanna know what i should have him start me on

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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 03:07:46 PM »
...you already have a thread about this.

Do some research for yourself, watch as many videos as you can. Focus on tutorials of specific movements (Urban Current Clan has lots of good ones!), but don't lose sight of the big picture, and your overall movement. Pick out specific movements, as well as styles of moving that appeal to you, and show them to him. If he has done parkour before, then he should know what good things are to teach a beginner. Proper landing techniques, rolls, precisions, and basic vaults (safety, lazy, speed, monkey/kong, thief, etc.)

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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 06:11:22 AM »
Don't need to spend money to learn Parkour, you can learn for free, by yourself.

This is why this site is here, for the most part. :)

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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 07:12:16 AM »
he is teaching me gymnastic and helping me perfect my parkour

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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 04:17:02 PM »
To start off i would say vaults or precision jumps.
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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2010, 07:52:00 AM »
^ and If you are in the gym you should start working on muscle ups, they will help with your wall-ups.
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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2010, 02:38:28 PM »
Shouldn't forget Quadrupedal Movement, should we?
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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010, 03:04:18 PM »
Shouldn't forget Quadrupedal Movement, should we?

and wat is that ?

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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 03:13:50 PM »
and wat is that ?

Two words: Google. ;)

Or better yet: YouTube
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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010, 05:33:38 PM »
and wat is that ?
It's like [Removed for the children] in the Parkour world. Amazing to do when you're alone, and have nothing better to do.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2010, 06:27:35 PM by Andy Keller »

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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2010, 05:53:37 PM »
It's like [Removed for the children] in the Parkour world. Amazing to do when you're alone, and have nothing better to do.
Whats this '[Removed]-[for the children]" you speak of?
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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2010, 06:01:28 PM »
It's like [Removed for the children] in the Parkour world. Amazing to do when you're alone, and have nothing better to do.

It's also quite embarassing when someone catches you having a good time with it.
Seriously, though, I at least warm up with it whenever I train, but practicing it with balance is so good. Dunno why, but training with it gives you confidence in your movement in general. It's a really good low impact conditioning exercise that has plenty of variations.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2010, 06:28:31 PM by Andy Keller »
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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2010, 06:51:18 AM »
oh ok i know what that is, we use it in mma but they make us stay as low as possible and kinda spred out. i just didnt recognize the name my trainer calls them spidermans

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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2010, 07:36:08 AM »
oh ok i know what that is, we use it in mma but they make us stay as low as possible and kinda spread out. i just didnt recognize the name my trainer calls them spidermans

...I can't say anything about his MMA training, but if he's not gonna teach you the proper terminology, I recommend finding another trainer. Alternatively, ask him to teach you the different names for the similar movements between MMA and parkour.
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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2010, 07:42:03 AM »
ok and have in mind he is a great trainer, but he is kind of a dork. and as for the names, idk guess he just wants to make his own. ill ask him if he can use the proper terminology.

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Re: parkour trainer ?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2010, 12:53:18 PM »
...I can't say anything about his MMA training, but if he's not gonna teach you the proper terminology, I recommend finding another trainer. Alternatively, ask him to teach you the different names for the similar movements between MMA and parkour.

There's so many different names for stuff in parkour, I'm not even sure the terminology matters. Besides, it might be because different disciplines use different names.
The Great Way is universal,
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All beings depend on it for life,
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