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Offline Falcon.

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So...I'm new
« on: May 07, 2012, 11:16:30 AM »
And I feel very intimidated sometimes, as parkour is mainly male-domiated.  I'm just beginning, so any tips/tricks that you could help me with?  I'd be very grateful. 
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Re: So...I'm new
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 01:22:28 PM »
Aside from some of the sticky threads, check out these:

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,35712.0.html  (avoiding harassment during practice)

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,31738.0.html   (Pros and Cons of gloves)

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,7037.0.html  (Workout of the Day "WoD")

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=102451600237390177887.00048e47a97995eff13de&ll=42.024814,-93.625488&spn=46.283385,79.013672&z=4  (map of female Traceuses *technically in a sticky thread*)

Also check the Local Connection-USA boards if you want to find more training partners.
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Re: So...I'm new
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 06:10:46 AM »
Thank you so much!
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Re: So...I'm new
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 01:28:50 PM »
Hi Falcon, just wondering how it's going for you?

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Re: So...I'm new
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 11:41:11 AM »
Hey! Thanks for checking up on me.  Right now, I'm in a rut.  I'm not that motivated and everything.  So I have decided to train with my friend and see where we go from there.  I'm struggling with the fitness level and whatnot. 
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Re: So...I'm new
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 08:37:41 PM »
Hey! Thanks for checking up on me.  Right now, I'm in a rut.  I'm not that motivated and everything.  So I have decided to train with my friend and see where we go from there.  I'm struggling with the fitness level and whatnot.

Don't be too worried about being in a rut at this point.  Everyone has a point with new hobbies, activities, regiments, etc, where we want to just go "F*@! It", that's why there are THOUSANDS of unused gym memberships starting the week after New Years.  "I'll get in shape...I'll eat a cake instead...".

Try to find something within the subset of Parkour/freerunning that you haven't tried, or maybe to focus on, like keeping a weekly video blog of your progress to also encourage others.
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Re: So...I'm new
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 10:59:50 PM »
to get your self inspired go look at some pro parkour women like lucy rohmberg and erica madrid...oh and dont wear gloves lol
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