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Pre/Post Parkour session
« on: September 28, 2010, 07:55:23 PM »
Are there any specific things you feel you need to, or just like to do before and/or after a PK training session regularly, other than putting your shoes on or other obvious acts of course. Do you amp yourself up with music? Put on your lucky pink underwear? Print out and tear up several pictures of brick wall's while screaming I AM THE PARKOUR GOD? Whatever it is, I'm interested.



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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 07:56:42 PM »
Chocolate shake.

I don't care that it conflicts with the rest of my diet.

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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 09:55:25 PM »
Before I start I always make a goal to find three things that scare me in my workout and acoomplish them, whether it be a huge gap or something small like the fear of trying something new. Kinda Wierd, but I really think it pushes me to progress. :)
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 03:43:49 AM »
Sit on the computer after I'm done. :P

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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 04:38:48 AM »
Stretching 10-15 minutes, Push Ups, Squats, and lots of water consumption before a session.
Eating Oats, and lots of water consumption after session.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2010, 07:32:27 AM by Myca »

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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 07:24:46 AM »
Are there any specific things you feel you need to, or just like to do before and/or after a PK training session regularly, other than putting your shoes on or other obvious acts of course. Do you amp yourself up with music? Put on your lucky pink underwear? Print out and tear up several pictures of brick wall's while screaming I AM THE PARKOUR GOD? Whatever it is, I'm interested.

If I know I am attending a session that day I make sure that I get plenty of sleep and I have eaten breakfast/lunch/dinner as to keep myself optimal.
Before a session I stretch for 10 minutes making sure that I am all warmed up before practicing anything.

Afterward, I stretch 10 more minutes, have a glass of water or milk, and relax. I also get something to eat, nothing too much, but just enough so that I feel full.
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 09:30:02 AM »
Stretching 10-15 minutes, Push Ups, Squats, and lots of water consumption before a session.
Eating Oats, and lots of water consumption after session.
If I know I am attending a session that day I make sure that I get plenty of sleep and I have eaten breakfast/lunch/dinner as to keep myself optimal.
Before a session I stretch for 10 minutes making sure that I am all warmed up before practicing anything.

Afterward, I stretch 10 more minutes, have a glass of water or milk, and relax. I also get something to eat, nothing too much, but just enough so that I feel full.

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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 09:52:18 AM »
Before I go out and train I usually watch some parkour videos to get pumped up.
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 09:16:46 PM »
Well for me I kinda starts out with getting to my spots(because my neighbors don't like me training on there property due to I'm going to break something) listing to music and thinking of where I want to trian(depending on how far it is I run/walk or bike I don't like to drive to a spot because it kinda defeats the purpose.) then once I get there I reanalyze the area to see if I could work on something new along with what I have been working on for the past times. Then I try to be as creative as I can when I'm at the spot of my chioce after I feel satisfied with my trying I put my iPod and listen to mellow music like Bob marley and think about what I have done and how could I of done better but this dose not last long usually because I see something I want to train on like a eletrical box next to a lamp post or a group of objects really close together. Then when I get home I usually get on the forum and have an ice cold vitamin water but I have not been out for atleast a month now due to my ankle can't wait to get back out there and train with the rest of the apk community

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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 06:55:20 PM »
Right before I start warmup, I just have to take a few deep breaths; I also do one deep breath before starting a string of movements. Afterwards, if the session was nice and tiring and/or felt really productive, I just feel like laying on the couch playing videogames.
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 02:45:53 PM »
PRE: Eat fruit and throw on my training shorts and an old shirt
POST: Stretch, wash my feet, hands and face, then eat a lot! I get really hungry after training

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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 07:21:48 PM »
DO NOT STRETCH BEFORE YOU START!

It's OLD science made for endurance activities. Think about what stretching is. You're RIPPING muscle fiber so that it will grow back leaner. You can stretch your hip flexors and move your joints but avoid stretching and just have a longer medium intensity warm up with lots of range of motion. Stretch well afterwards.

Also avoid grain. Go paleo. Eat things that actually grow or you'd have to chase to kill. The more steps between it growing you eating it, the less you should be eating it.
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010, 07:26:59 AM »
I usually before drink a lot of water and jumping tucks and then ballistic stretching.
Ten pullups on a tree branch, 10 right turned crunches 10 left turned crunches, more stretching, some squats, then have at it.

After, I'll basically do the same but cut in 1/3rd of amount and a light jog.

And definitely music the entire time.
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2010, 09:18:53 AM »
DO NOT STRETCH BEFORE YOU START!

It's OLD science made for endurance activities. Think about what stretching is. You're RIPPING muscle fiber so that it will grow back leaner. You can stretch your hip flexors and move your joints but avoid stretching and just have a longer medium intensity warm up with lots of range of motion. Stretch well afterwards.

Also avoid grain. Go paleo. Eat things that actually grow or you'd have to chase to kill. The more steps between it growing you eating it, the less you should be eating it.

stretching is a broad term that covers many different variations of limbering up. static stretching, your post is correct. with active stretching you will do nothing but, help.

things like kicks and muscle contractions putting your body through its paces (slowly) will help you immensely in a session. static stretching just eats up your power resources.


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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2010, 09:38:08 AM »
I throw a pop kick and try and spin as many times as possible with no care to failure of landing. My record is about a 900 degree spin. I haven't landed it, but it encourages me never to give up.
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2010, 11:12:27 AM »
stretching is a broad term that covers many different variations of limbering up. static stretching, your post is correct. with active stretching you will do nothing but, help.

things like kicks and muscle contractions putting your body through its paces (slowly) will help you immensely in a session. static stretching just eats up your power resources.
that's one good thing I got from P90X, ballistic stretching. xD
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2010, 11:30:28 AM »
Theres nothing you can get from dynamic stretching that you can't get from a coordinated warm up. But to either way I suppose.
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Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2010, 11:55:09 AM »
I like to write down my goal for the workout before hand. It helps me remember to stay on task and accomplish what I needed to accomplish. Nothing big, just basic stuff like making sure I work toward correcting a certain aspect of a movement. However, there are days when I want to get a set amount of a particular vault done before I leave.

Post workout usually consists of me drinking a big glass of water, resting in my recliner, and then playing with my daughter.