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Parkour and Freerunning => Parkour And Freerunning => Topic started by: Shadowfax on July 04, 2006, 06:24:57 PM

Title: Beginner Help
Post by: Shadowfax on July 04, 2006, 06:24:57 PM
Hello my name is shadowfax, im new here...

Since I'm new to parkour and this site, I would like to know how exactly to get started.  I am in reasonably good shape, but have not practiced any parkour.  Are there any exercises or moves I should try to master first before I move on to anyhting else. 


(I'm sure this is somewhere else in the forum, because i cant possibly be the first person to ask this, but when I searched, nothing came up.  I am also sorry if this is in the wrong category, I looked where to put it and I couldn't find anything more adequate.)
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: FreeStyleFox on July 04, 2006, 07:13:02 PM
Have you posted in your state and on the welcome board?

Look under movement.

Check the Turtorals.

Learn your rolls first.  Makes every thing easyer.
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: psycosis12 on July 05, 2006, 04:20:46 AM
Well landing, then rolls...But where is your location?
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: Altimot on July 05, 2006, 10:18:05 AM
is that you lauren? shadowfax is your aim so thats why im thinking it would be you...but maybe it isnt and i seem like a total moron.
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: Gareth EE Field on July 05, 2006, 12:47:07 PM
i might not have posted this in time, but forst I would suggest going out there and doing your own thing for a week. try getting over any obstacle in any way you can for a bit. THEN learn techniques other people have laid out for you. my reasoning is that you'll be a lot happier if you have some style that you can call your own, and the way everyone else does it isn't ground into your soul. either way, good luck!
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: Jereme Sanders on July 05, 2006, 01:44:05 PM
workout everyday....pullups, push ups, dips, crunches, squats, etc.....try to work out every muscle every day to get the necessary strength....also focus on precision, control, repetition and silence....good rolls and landings are extremely important....
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: Eric Kropp on July 05, 2006, 03:51:30 PM
workout everyday....pullups, push ups, dips, crunches, squats, etc.....try to work out every muscle every day to get the necessary strength....also focus on precision, control, repetition and silence....good rolls and landings are extremely important....

It would actually be better everyday so in between each workout session, the muscles have time to repair and strengthen themselves.  Plus if your still growing that could stunt your growth.
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: Jereme Sanders on July 05, 2006, 05:28:57 PM
How old are you?

No the Shadowfax guy
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: Eric Kropp on July 05, 2006, 06:06:43 PM
How old are you?

Me?
Title: Re: Beginner Help
Post by: Nick on July 05, 2006, 07:03:04 PM
yeah twitch is right, if you learn without thinking about 'moves' or 'techniques' soon you will a more pure understanding of the discipline than the rest of us.