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Injuries - Discussion / Lower left ab pain from back flips
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:10:46 AM »
So I started doing back flips a few months ago. When I was learning them, they were hurting my lower left abdominal area pretty badly. So I would take a few days off and go back to em, but the same pain persisted. Now I do em outside all the time and they still kill me. It hurts when I tighten my abs, bend back, cough, and sneeze. I don't think its a hernia, but it hurts. Nothing seems to make it better.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Trouble with wallrun to climb up
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:27:04 AM »
If you look up "Parkoir from Scratch" on YouTube, you'll see a pretty good tutorial for climb ups.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: getting kicked out
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:28:46 AM »
If it's a public park, you can do as you please as long as it doesn't cause a disturbance or harm anyone in anyway. So I'd say go back and if they come up to you again, maybe try to explain some of the movements. Some police are cool and will appreciate you showing how parkour can be safe and effective. Some are just jerks. But if you know the law, and explain to them that you have every right to be on public property, then you should be fine. Good luck man

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Listening to music
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:24:34 AM »
I have a little iPod nano (the touch screen one) and run the headphone cable under my shirt. You could get an iPod shuffle for $50. I use auvio headphones from RadioShack since they stay in my ears well and sound good. Beware though, they are cheap. They break easily. But only cost $10.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Can't see anything when flipping
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:18:02 AM »
I've been flipping for about 7 months. When I do my backs I can like see colors but nothing that is really defined at all. It's all a blur. Like I said, I do it all by feel. I usually can tell how high I am and how fast im rotating.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Can't see anything when flipping
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:30:22 PM »
Ok so I know that with flips you are supposed to spot your landing so you know when to untuck. The probkem is though, is that no matter the flip, I can't see anything. I know my eyes are open cause I've slowed down a a video of me back flipping and my eyes are open just fine, but I just can't see anything. Same with my side flip. I usually just untuck when I think is right. Just by feel I guess. Any tips?

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Freerunning / Re: Gather step vs punch
« on: September 08, 2014, 07:50:50 AM »
Alright I guess I'll just have to play around with it a bit. I went to do a gather step front and like, if I throw and jump up as high as I can I feel like I'm not gonna be able to rotate at all. But if I don't think about jumping up high, I more of dive into the front flip, which looks like garbage since it's maybe a foot off the ground. Like I said, I guess it's just gonna take a lot of practice. I just wanna be able to be running and throw a front with good height and distance without having to stop my momentum.

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Freerunning / Re: Gather step vs punch
« on: September 08, 2014, 06:37:53 AM »
The problem with the side flip is that when I punch I flip to my right side, which is the opposite side of my cartwheel. When I think about doing the gather step, going to the left feels more comfortable. I'm just not sure I can get the height though since I'd be taking more off of one foot rather than both.

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Freerunning / Gather step vs punch
« on: September 06, 2014, 06:22:23 PM »
Ok so I can do both punch fronts and punch sides rather well.  Today I watched a video that talked about doing a "gather step" rather than a punch.  The guy doing it seemed to get just as high as normal while getting more distance and supposedly being safer.  Any of y'all have any experience with this technique?  Can you actually get as high/higher with this or is this guy just awesome?  I really like how it seems like you can be running and just do it without have to stop all your momentum. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZPlzf1FNwU

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Left calf pain when doing side flips
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:18:04 PM »
How long have you rested for? Try taking a week or two off and massaging the painful area. Maybe do some calf raises to get the blood flowing and see if those hurt at all. There are a lot of possibilities and your best bet is to see a professional if it doesn't get better soon. Definitely stop anything that causes pain for now.

It's not a great idea while you're still injured, but you can also try filming your side flips. It's possible that you're twisting your ankle or taking off with it at a bad angle and that's what's causing the stress.

I've rested about a week and have been using heating pads and massaging the area, which hurts in a good way haha. I don't know if you have any tendons in your calves, but I think it might be tendinitis. Idk though.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Left calf pain when doing side flips
« on: August 18, 2014, 02:56:53 PM »
Okey dokey so I've been able to side flip outside for about a month now, so any chance I get I'm usually always throwing em just for fun or while training. The problem is however, whenever I so about 5+ my left calf starts hurting. If you flex your calf and grab it with your left hand, it's the part that sticks out the most on the left side that seems to be hurting usually. It's not a terrible pain but it's rather annoying. I always warm up before I train and always stretch afterwards. I've rested for a while and came back to it but when I do, it still hurts after I do a few side flips. Both of my feet are taking off and landing at the same time. So idk. Any help would be appreciated. I just don't wanna hurt myself more. Thanks.

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