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how many hours do you guys practice a day
« on: March 29, 2013, 06:52:28 AM »
i have been doing parkour for 2 weeks and my practices range from 30 minutes to 1 hour. usually 40 minutes. but i feel like i am not practicing enough,what do you guys say? i know the quality of the practice counts but still i feel like its short.how long do you guys practice?

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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 07:25:17 AM »
I'm fairly new to it too, and I honestly couldn't tell you how long I practice. I do it until it's not fun anymore, because that's when the quality goes down. So if you're super tired after 40 minutes or something then there's nothing wrong with stopping.

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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 09:27:15 AM »
I train about 6 to 8 hours a week
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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 09:39:13 AM »
I use to practice at least an hour a day about 5-6 days a week.

 However, recently I've been kicking it up to half an hour to two hours each day, every single day. Been doing the 365 day challenge and it's been exhausting on my body. I would strongly recommend for any one just starting out just to train whenever you feel like it. If you force yourself to train on days that have been physically exhausting, you will find yourself burnt out pretty quickly. You won't experience the full pleasure of training if you are constantly pushing yourself.

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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 05:19:20 PM »
Test out different numbers of hours each week.

Looks like you have already been doing it one way for a few weeks. Now increase that time for two weeks, see what happens. Then increase it again, and see what happens.

Eventually you will get a good feel for what gives you the best results. You will find it is probably impossible to train 7 days a week 8hrs a day. You will also find it is pointless to train 1hr a day once a week. By testing different times like this you can figure out whats good for you.

As for me, I tumble/parkour 3x a week 2-3hrs per day.

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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 03:24:31 PM »
When I train, I go out and go home when the sun goes down.

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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 05:54:03 PM »
About 40 minutes to an hour. On days that I'm not sore.

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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 06:50:27 PM »
I train whenever I get the chance.
The only time I stop is when I cant move my legs or my arms.
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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 09:54:33 PM »
Usually an hour and a half to 2 hours nonstop 5 days a week. Sometimes I train longer, like 4 hours+ when I'm with people but those training sessions usually aren't nonstop. Make sure to listen to your body and don't overdue it or you'll end up with patella tendonitis like I did last summer(it sucks hard lol). No point in destroying
Also make sure to warmup and stretch before(15 second static stretches) and after training (30 second static stretches) to avoid longterm injuries. And stretch on rest days, otherwise they're not as effective for recovery, at least for me.
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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 05:10:32 AM »
I train wherever I am, whenever I can. If I am going out specifically to train, I go out for about three hours. I am in Wisconsin, so it is difficult to train in the winter, but I work on every single technique I can manage.

Also scared doggy, How do you do the vault in your profile pic without clipping your feet on the rail.
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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 11:50:03 AM »
On weekdays I try to get outside for at least an hour and a half
On weekends though I may stay outfor 3-4 hours ;D
Yes.. I have a little to much free time on my hands
But I'm not always training, I just go with the flow
I might just walk around
Or I might spend the entire time training

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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 08:35:22 PM »
Also scared doggy, How do you do the vault in your profile pic without clipping your feet on the rail.

It's literally just like a kong precision but you pull one leg back and revert into a striding position after the initial kong. Does this answer your question at all? Wasn't sure if that's quite what you were asking.
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Re: how many hours do you guys practice a day
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 10:50:20 AM »
That was not specifically what I was asking. I have trouble with vaults that pull your feet between your arms so I was wondering if it was just me or anything.
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