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Parkour and Freerunning => Pics & Vids => Topic started by: (t)Rainer on December 07, 2008, 08:52:55 PM

Title: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 07, 2008, 08:52:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQskRD9HuwY

We would really enjoy reading all of your suggestions and help.
Just leave us a comment to look over.

If you have time to point out goods and bads, that would also be nice :D
Thanks for your time ^-^
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: 'Knox' on December 08, 2008, 07:38:20 AM
nice video guys how long have you been training?
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 08, 2008, 01:57:52 PM
I(Dylan Halcomb) Clinton Kirkendall and Dylan Wright have been training for about 2 and a half years(1 year seriously.) And Jordan McAdams is about a year in all.

Thanks ^-^
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Eli Kurtz on December 08, 2008, 03:24:26 PM
Looks good!

The only criticisms I can think of are that your rolls look like they don't have a whole lot of control (it looks like you guys just kind of collapse into them), and the on your cat leap at 1:20 ish looks like you could be catching yourself more with your legs, but I'm not quite sure.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Brian Rowe on December 08, 2008, 07:40:33 PM
How long was that second, standing long-jump in the park? That looked crazy far. Then again, mine is at a measly six feet, so... yeah, I'm easily impressed. I like the portions with multiple maneuvers the best, as you guys have some moments with great flow that the one-offs don't show.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Adam McC on December 08, 2008, 07:56:33 PM
Nice! Some impressive flow! You guys just gotta condition more. Your wall ups are at the level of a beginner, and just about the rest of your stuff is at the intermediate and above level. But keep up the training, it's lookin good.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on December 08, 2008, 08:28:51 PM
The name threw me off when I started reading it.
I'm a Richmonder myself, but it just so happens I'm the Virginia type   ;)
lol

Good video though!  I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 08, 2008, 09:17:11 PM
Thanks everyone so far :D

1)The cat-leap:How would you think to improve it?
When I do it, it feels right, but if there is a better technique I am really all ears.

2)Rolls:how do you think we could fix the collapsing?

3)I will have to go back and measure that jump for you, because I am not really sure.
I know it is definitely either really close, or is my max standing percision.

4)Top-outs: We are definitely working on those.
I now have a chin-up bar in the house and I have a rule, everytime I go to the kitchen I owe 10 chin-ups :D

Thank you for the advice and the compliments :D
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Eli Kurtz on December 08, 2008, 09:29:46 PM
The cat leap may have looked weird just because you had to jump up so high, so I don't think it's a big problem.  For your rolls, think about absorbing more impact with your legs.  Start from the ground and gradually work to higher distances, but practice rolling out of a standing broad jump.  Leap out as far forward as you can, and upon landing don't let your legs bend more than 90 degrees.  Direct the rest of your momentum forward, and dive out into a roll.  It's an advanced technique, but since you guys have been at it for more than a year you can definitely handle it.

Actually, here's a video (http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/2260/177/) about it.  This explains it better than I can.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Adam McC on December 08, 2008, 10:36:04 PM
Nice idea with the pull up bar! I should do something like that. As for 2). Conditioning will also solve that. The stronger your legs are, the better your landings will be. Lots of box jumps, squats, ankle and shin conditioning, and calf raises.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 09, 2008, 05:34:39 AM
Thanks for the video :D

When I do squats, should I just do lots of little weight?
Or will it be a lot better to do more weight?
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Adam McC on December 09, 2008, 07:02:03 AM
I do only bodyweight training myself, but that's all up to you.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 09, 2008, 01:13:29 PM
So do I, that is why I was asking about weight...lol.

So just lots of regular squats then. :)
Okay :)
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Eli Kurtz on December 09, 2008, 03:32:57 PM
Bodyweight conditioning will work (and there's nothing "wrong" with it), but weight conditioning will work a lot faster.  If you don't have access to a gym don't sweat it, but if you do I'd recommend taking advantage of it.

Word to the wise, though, MAKE SURE you know proper form for a weighted squat, and follow it to the letter.  There are a lot of great tutorials here (http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/backsquat.mpg), here (http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_JournalRipGeometryPreview1.mov), and here (http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_RipIntroLowbarSquat.mov).  If you're into reading (and learning a lot more), check out Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe (the guy in the last two videos).  It's incredibly helpful not only in learning the movements, but also in constructing a solid beginner's strength program.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Matt Carter on December 09, 2008, 04:02:12 PM
Deadlift and curls plus Lat pulls are some good excerises in the weightroom that could benefit you from parkour.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 09, 2008, 08:07:26 PM
Alright sweet.

My friend goes to the school gym a bunch and I help spot him.
So when he is resting I curl a whole bunch, and when I wanna change it up I do Lat pulls.
Thanks again guys.
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 10, 2008, 06:27:37 PM
I am going to the park with that percision tomorrow, I should have an estimate on the measurement :D
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 12, 2008, 09:28:36 PM
That percision is about 8 1/2 to 9 feet.
I measured using my body and I am pretty much 6' exactly.

Thanks everyone ^-^
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: Adam McC on December 12, 2008, 09:57:03 PM
That percision is about 8 1/2 to 9 feet.
I measured using my body and I am pretty much 6' exactly.

Thanks everyone ^-^

I assume you mean toe-to-heel paces, not actual feet, cuz that's ridiculous ;)
Title: Re: Richmond, Indiana Parkour (1st video)
Post by: (t)Rainer on December 13, 2008, 07:51:21 AM
No, like I said I used my body.
I laid down, marked where my head stopped,and layed my feet where my head stopped.

So, it was 1 and almost a 1/2 of me.

And I am exactly 6 feet, recently measured.