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Fitness and Training => APK Academy Workout of the Day => Topic started by: Haiiro on April 12, 2007, 05:25:53 AM

Title: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: Haiiro on April 12, 2007, 05:25:53 AM
I live in a small town outside of Minneapolis and we just got a bunch of snow. Now with all the ice, running is dangerous and out of the question. I don't own a pull-up bar and no tree or anything is low enough for me to do a pull-up so I am unable to do those. I don't own any excercise equipment nor can I afford any. Besides waiting for the snow to melt in 3 weeks(maybe), what do ya'll suggest I do?
Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: Skinny on April 12, 2007, 05:52:55 AM
There are a lot of exercises you can do without any equpiment besides your body. First, you have your basic push ups and sit ups and every variation they have (move your hands closer or farther, fingertips, diamond etc,). Squats are excellent, just make sure you have proper technique.

Bah, why am I talking so much? http://www.americanparkour.com/content/category/5/25/223/ go there, it's a link on the mainpage, lotsa good techniques and exercises.

ps, check out the minnesota forum, I'm from Minneapolis.
Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: whiteninja on April 12, 2007, 07:00:46 PM
If you can spare about $8-10...
http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/892/285/
Its the simplest and most cost effective equipment you can get.

If you can spare about $30, these are the next most effective things you can get...
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,3547.0.html
(and they are used in the majority of the exercises listed in the previous post)

Don't think of wasting your money on stuff like a Bowflex or a treadmill though. Those ARE wastes.
Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: Max G on April 14, 2007, 06:30:27 AM
Paralletes are probably the most effective thing you could buy/make. You can do so many core and upper body exercises; i think you could also get a doorway pull up bar;14$ from Dick's sports; with paralletes and a pull up bar you've pretty much got the complete bodyweight home gym
Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: Gearsighted on April 17, 2007, 04:56:43 AM
I second previous comments...parallettes, pull-up bar (cheap!) and lots of burpees!

I wouldn't totally forget about training in the snow/ice, though...just be careful, but keep in mind that Parkour is about adaptation to obstacles, of which the snow seems to be a relatively common one!

Here's a great pic from Crossfit a couple of months back:

(http://www.crossfit.com/cf-affiliates/CFintheSnowThumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: BobT on April 19, 2007, 06:41:39 AM
Having become intimitely familiar with running in snow and ice this past winter, I can give the following advice.  Running on icy roads or sidewalks is no fun, but running on icy trails isn't that bad (if you're careful).  Ice on trails is usually pretty broken up, so you can probably get good footing.

Also running in soft snow is a tough workout - you'll feel like you went 3X farther (at least I did).

The caveat is to have trail running shoes with a decent tread - street running shoes wouldn't work.
Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: OmahaBeef on August 06, 2007, 09:56:21 PM
I live in a small town outside of Minneapolis and we just got a bunch of snow. Now with all the ice, running is dangerous and out of the question. I don't own a pull-up bar and no tree or anything is low enough for me to do a pull-up so I am unable to do those. I don't own any excercise equipment nor can I afford any. Besides waiting for the snow to melt in 3 weeks(maybe), what do ya'll suggest I do?

I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but if you really want to run, just go run in the snow. I ran pretty much year round in high school (winter included). I guess I don't know what kind of area you live in, but if you live in a city finding sidewalks and roads that are cleared shouldn't be a problem. (I realize that at this point it shouldn't be a problem now that its early August, but I just thought I'd post so that other people wondering about running in the snow next winter could be reminded that winter is no excuse to stop running  ;D.)
Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: Muhammad on August 07, 2007, 02:20:38 AM
Did you say SNOW & ICE?

You obviously haven't seen this yet:

http://www.whiteparkourvideo.com/trailer/

http://www.whiteparkourvideo.com

Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: fr33runner on August 20, 2007, 04:32:20 PM
Yeah i know what you mean I am from bemidji MN Which is about 4 hours away and since I dont live in the city there isnt much to do in the winter :'( Lol just improvise and adapt thats all I can say
Title: Re: Stuck in the snow...
Post by: Corey Cedeno on September 03, 2007, 07:03:06 AM
That's probably one of the most ballzy vid's I've seen.  I can't wait to try some stuff if it snows this winter.