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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What makes a good traceur?
« on: August 26, 2007, 03:54:37 PM »
Well said Justin, I think you hit the nail on the head. So much said with such little words!

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Colorado / Re: COPK Hoodies In
« on: August 26, 2007, 01:20:35 PM »
I need one to Ryan...since I am not there for you to keep me warm ;) haha

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What makes a good traceur?
« on: August 26, 2007, 01:16:05 PM »
These are all very good descriptions of good traceurs and I think everyone will have their own opinions on what defines greatness. Lets not forget that a good traceur is not always looking out for the safety of those around them, but also themselves. Responsibility is a trait that we must all develop so we can look out for one another when it counts. Progression is what we traceurs are all about, but our progression will amount to nothing if we don't do it incrementally and safely. So I would say one aspect of a good traceur would be a traceur who not only trains their mind, but who also trains WITH their mind. 

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Injuries - Discussion / Re: Ankle pain
« on: August 20, 2007, 10:53:35 AM »
Take it from me, ankles can be very tricky even in the slightest injuries! The best advice I can give is R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, and elevation) Don't try to push through the pain till you know that, that pain will not further an injury or set you back in your well being and training.

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Pics & Vids / Re: Team Vayne / Colorado Springs
« on: August 14, 2007, 10:24:43 PM »

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What is the highest drop?
« on: August 14, 2007, 10:24:05 PM »

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Freerunning: the extreme sport
« on: August 14, 2007, 10:22:38 PM »

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National Jams / The national Jam, Let's Do It Right!
« on: August 07, 2007, 10:41:18 PM »
In just a couple of days, the much anticipated national jam in Colorado will be taking place. As the days dwindle down to what’s expected to be an epic gathering, preparations need to be taking place with all who are attending. I am not talking about physical preparation; I am talking about mental preparation. Most everyone knows that it would be a dive bomb effort to get in the kind of shape that is demanded by our discipline by Friday. However, it is never too late to sharpen the mind and get in tact with your abilities.

There is going to be a traceur of every level in Colorado over the next week, and no matter what level you are, you need to know where you stand in your individual abilities. With 100+ traceurs gathering to train, I can say with certainty that injuries will occur! Let’s face it, accidents happen! BUT, it is up to each and every one of us to curb the severity of those injuries!  Some may be asking, how do I do that?? Well here are some safety tips to think about!
•   KNOW YOUR ABILITIES!
•   DON’T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE!
•   WHERE ARE YOUR STRENGTHS AND WHERE ARE YOUR WEAKNESSES?
•   CHECK YOUR SURFACES (LETS FACE IT, SHIFT HAPPENS!)
•   DON’T TAKE ANY UNNESSECARY RISKS
•   DON’T FIGHT FATIGUE, IF YOUR TIRED, STOP! (REMEMBER, YOU ARE THOUSANDS OF FEET UP, AIR IS THINER!)
•   LISTEN TO YOUR BODY, IT WON’T STEER YOU WRONG!
•   LOOK OUT FOR YOUR FELLOW TRACEUR
•   ALWAYS LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP!

These are just some of the things to think about before lacing up those nice new sneakers. I challenge everyone to sit down and make a personal list of your strengths and weaknesses and think out what your true abilities are. With that written down and thought out, try to find the line that defines progression and sheer stupidity. Progression is great, but what is even better is progressing in a manner that is smart. If you have anything else that you personally think about before training, by all means, think it!
This brings me to my next point.

Some are going to feel pressured to perform in front of more skilled traceurs, don’t fall victim to peer pressure. This takes cooperation from both the more skilled and the noobies. It is ok if you can’t do something that someone else can. It’s not always what you can do that defines you, its what you choose not to do that shapes and makes you stronger!

Another point to bring up and dwell upon is that most of you are guests in the state of Colorado, and when you’re a guest, you need to respect the host’s home. This also goes for in-staters! There are 50+ traceurs in Colorado who train often at the prime locations you will be visiting and in order for we natives to continue training there; property, authority, and the public needs to be respected! This means no defacing property, no littering, not misrepresenting yourselves or parkour, and definitely no disrespecting fellow traceurs or the public around you. Our discipline is still very young, and our hands and faces are still clean, so don’t dirty them up by portraying yourselves or parkour negatively. With all that said, I hope every one has a blast at this national jam, its going to be something to remember for years to come! There will be so much to experience and learn, so take it all in, and remember to do so safely! I can’t wait to see all of you out there!

                                                             Strydzz

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 19, 2006, 09:40:43 PM »
Strength Training:
-An hours worth of PT on my ankle and leg. I did various exercises for both, and lets just say I was sweatin from the pain!
-Ring push-ups 3x12
-Jack Knife push-ups 3x10
-Tricep Jack Knife push-ups 3x10
-L-sit pull-ups 3x5

Conditioning:
-20 mins on a sationary bike (boo, I hate those thngs)


Goals:
-The Iron -Cross. I would like to have this move down in 3-4 months. It is going to take a lot of hard strength training to achieve.
-One arm pull-up. I have been working on this a little, but I am now stepping it up a notch and getting serious.
-Practice muscle ups untill I can do them properly and consecutively. Accomplished!
-Start walking without crutches in 3 weeks. (I am getting close, one week down, 2 more to go.)


Other Notes:
-I haven't been so good at recording everything I have been doing for my workouts lately. I have been busy with my online courses and a lady friend. She has taken a lot of my time, but I am not complaining! Anyway, I will try to get past my laziness of not recording my shit.

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 19, 2006, 03:51:29 PM »
Don't take the not posting as un-productivity...I have been busy with school work for one, and I have also been hanging out with Kristina a lot. Its been some mental relief. I haven't been with friends since May, so its nice to have that contact. But I have also been doing my workouts, I have skipped a couple days, but I have done my far share. I worked out today, and I will post that tonight.

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 16, 2006, 09:11:31 PM »
Sat, I will make you lick my chocolate salty balls. HAHA, and you can trust my word on that one

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 16, 2006, 01:38:32 PM »
there has been very little sitting on my ass Ryan. I have been working on my foot a lot, and today I took my firts steps in public and left my crutches in the car while I shopped!! But you are right, I have been dreaming of Kristina and not working out. Today I will work on the rings, and thats my word!

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 12, 2006, 10:45:59 PM »
Parkour Training:
-None

Strength Training:
-An hour and a half of Physical Therapy on my ankle/foot
-Ham string curls 3x15 at 50 pounds
-Straight leg lifts 3x15 at 20 pounds
-Back pull ups 3x10

Conditioning:
-10 minutes on the stationary bike (I hate that shit)


Goals:
-The Iron -Cross. I would like to have this move down in 3-4 months. It is going to take a lot of hard strength training to achieve.
-One arm pull-up. I have been working on this a little, but I am now stepping it up a notch and getting serious.
-Practice muscle ups untill I can do them properly and consecutively. Accomplished!
-Start walking without crutches in 3 weeks.


Other Notes:
-PT was hard today. I hurt like a mofo, but iI loved every minute of it. I think I will start riding my bike around my housing area soon. I hate that staionary bike, it blows ass. I also got some good footage today for my video I will be making!! Overall, Today was a good day, but I need to step it up again with my strength training.

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 11, 2006, 11:16:07 PM »
Parkour Training:
-None

Strength Training:
-15 mins of ab work
-15 mins of handstand training
-95 push ups in 2:00mins

Conditioning:
-Swam for 15 mins.


Goals:
-The Iron -Cross. I would like to have this move down in 3-4 months. It is going to take a lot of hard strength training to achieve.
-One arm pull-up. I have been working on this a little, but I am now stepping it up a notch and getting serious.
-Practice muscle ups untill I can do them properly and consecutively. Accomplished!
-Start walking without crutches in 3 weeks.


Other Notes:
-None for today.

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 10, 2006, 06:50:23 PM »
Parkour Training:
-None.

Strength Training:
-Hamstring culrs 3x15 at 60 pounds (Physical Therapy)
-Weighted straight leg lifts 3x15 with 20 pounds (Physical Therapy)
-Various exercises to stregthen my ankle in PT. 1 hour dedicated to just my right foot.

Conditioning:
-I swam 25 laps in the pool this morning.
-5 mins. of treading water in the L-sit position using only my arms.
-5 mins. of stretching my shoulders with a resistance band.


Goals:
-The Iron -Cross. I would like to have this move down in 3-4 months. It is going to take a lot of hard strength training to achieve.
-One arm pull-up. I have been working on this a little, but I am now stepping it up a notch and getting serious.
-Practice muscle ups untill I can do them properly and consecutively. Accomplished!
-Start walking without crutches in 3 weeks.


Other Notes:
-Today was my third PT session, and it was pretty painful, but it was painful bc I am progressing. Its bitter sweet I guess. My physicao therapist says I won't be walking for another month.....I give it three weeks. All around, it was a good productive day, so I give myself a B.

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 09, 2006, 10:42:58 PM »
Parkour Training:
-None.

Strength Training:
-Handstands 3x1:00min
-Push ups on rings 3x10
-L-sits 3x15s
-Windshield wipers 2x5 on each side

Conditioning:
-None.


Goals:
-The Iron -Cross. I would like to have this move down in 3-4 months. It is going to take a lot of hard strength training to achieve.
-One arm pull-up. I have been working on this a little, but I am now stepping it up a notch and getting serious.
-Practice muscle ups untill I can do them properly and consecutively. Accomplished!


Other Notes:
-My shoulder was still hurting a little today, so I kept stuff at a minimum so I would stress it too much. The ab work wasn't intense, but it still worked me more than I expected it to. I also attempted my one arm pull up, and I am getting about 3 inches up, so I have improved a little. Tomorrow I am getting up at 8 and swimming for 20 mins. I give myself a C for the day.


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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 08, 2006, 09:19:44 PM »
No parkour training today.

 Strength Training:
- I did a full pull up workout today. I took it easy thought bc of my shoulder, but it felt comfortable. It lasted for about 15 mins, but it was intense.

Condidtioning:
- Swam for 20 mins.

Other Notes:
-Did 15 mins of stretching out my foot. Felt really good. I am getting more and more flexibility back every day!

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 07, 2006, 08:16:32 PM »
I pulled a freaking muscle in my shoulder while doing an L-sit Muscle-up. It was the first muscle up of the day, and I am pissed about the whole thing. I simply didn't have my shoulders tight enough, and sure enough I pulled it good. So that ended my workout. I did however do some ab work, but that was it. I need to wait till monday to start training again.

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 07, 2006, 09:40:57 AM »
10/6/06
 No workout. Yes I know Tsk Tsk, but I had other things to do, like school and a date.

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Training Journals / Re: Time to walk the walk
« on: October 05, 2006, 08:43:36 PM »
Parkour Training:
-None

Strength Training:
-2x5 muscle ups on rings
-2x10 support ring dips
-3x5 L-sit pull ups on rings
-(At P.T.) 3x15 straight leg lifts
-''          '' 3x15 hamstring curls

Conditioning:
-20 mins. on staionary bike


Current Goals:
-The Iron -Cross. I would like to have this move down in 3-4 months. It is going to take a lot of hard strength training to achieve.
-One arm pull-up. I have been working on this a little, but I am now stepping it up a notch and getting serious.
-Practice muscle ups untill I can do them properly and consecutively. Accomplished!


Other Notes:
-Today was my second day at PT, and I improved a lot on the motion in my foot. I could have put more effort into todays workout, but it was pretty well rounded. I will work harder tomorrow.

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