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pain free roll on concrete?
« on: May 28, 2011, 07:58:44 AM »
ow any tips
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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 09:49:44 AM »
change the angle of your roll by turning your torso when you are in position preparing to roll. Make it so that your arm, shoulder and opposite lowerback(if u roll with right shoulder, left lowerback, and vice versa) goes together nicely like a wheel as you fall forward into the roll. It should carry some momentum and looks graceful and painless. But dont train on concrete while you arent ready, you can try on hard dirt or grass.

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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 10:43:35 AM »
thanks i'll go jump off my garage in to the grass today and try this
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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 10:46:23 AM »
thanks i'll go jump off my garage in to the grass today and try this

Why don't you try a couple dive rolls before you start jumping off buildings...?
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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2011, 10:53:22 AM »
thanks i'll go jump off my garage in to the grass today and try this
lol this kind of thinking got my ankle sprained and heel cracked in the first place
i jumped off a bridge last week, aiming to roll. Too bad the ground was tilted, hit it with my heel and hell broke loose
but anyway, garage aint that high, but it can get you hurt, and i dont know your skill level(im a beginner myself). I say don't do it, but i can't stop you. Just make sure you spot where you land and try to get a forward momentum into the roll
But yeah, just don't do it. To be and to last friendo :)

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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2011, 11:16:58 AM »
meh to late i jump off that garage all the time its only about 10 feet
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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2011, 11:32:22 AM »
meh to late i jump off that garage all the time its only about 10 feet
that's kinda bad for your ankle and leg later on. Just think about this: Does it worth jumping 10 feet for a long period of time and get weak ankle later on? But what's worth is conditioning to get your ankle and leg stronger so that you can jump 20 feet and hop around rooftops. So seriously don't do it, condition your leg instead
But anyway, did you try to roll?

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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 12:24:56 PM »
well i awlways have a little pain on grass but after i did what you told me i didnt feel a thing but it was on grass so i havent rolled on the concrete yet i will go try real quick
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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011, 12:27:23 PM »
okay i just did it i hit my shoulder a bit but that was it thanks
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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 11:51:01 AM »
I recommend a few things:

1)  Try doing rolls on concrete from a stationary standing position, with no drops, then build up to 1', 3' 4' 5' etc.

2)  Get a gadget holster like this: http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/bags/918a/  and sew some padding on the shoulder areas, see if that helps.  Then start to slowly reduce the amount of pads.
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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2011, 05:33:17 PM »
a friend of mine once suggested trying dive rolling up stairs (start small). it actually works surprisingly well. best of luck, and i'd like to second any discouragement from jumping off your garage. =)

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2011, 04:58:46 PM »
Your trying to roll on concrete? And jumping off garages. Stop. Your too young and you don't need any long term damage. If you have ANY pain, keep practicing on soft stuff. You can either take or leave the advice, I honestly could care less if you don't. But it would be very wonderful if you did, and stayed safe. Just slow your roll, no pun intended, and get better.

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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 12:07:43 PM »
i'd suggest to avoid rolling on concrete, you don't want to mess up your spine, Even if you do a perfect roll on concrete, some pebble on the concrete will still give you some annoying pain for 10 seconds

Stick to rolling on grass, and when you're doing stuff that involves rolling on concrete, wear a hoodie.
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Re: pain free roll on concrete?
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 03:00:58 PM »
I get pains in my hip whenever I roll on concrete, aside from a partial slight scrape / burn on my tucking forearm. :\