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Mid-Atlantic / Re: Survive Downtown Silver Spring and Takoma Park
« on: July 26, 2010, 06:34:21 AM »
Aww man can't believe I missed this. Any idea about a future race/chase?

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: My brother, Andrew.
« on: December 16, 2009, 02:45:52 PM »
I know nothing can really help after something like this, but my condolences go out to you. My prayers go out to you and your family. I know the APK community and the world have lost a great person.

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Training Journals / Re: Pete's super awesome training log
« on: November 30, 2009, 01:43:14 PM »
Looks good, and you're keeping up your routine (wish i could say the same >_<), but I think you may want to switch it up a little. Working the same exact muscles everyday could lead to overstressing them and could cause some muscleimbalance (for example, your pushups work your triceps and chest, but leave your biceps unworked). Have you checked out the APK Workout of the Day? That could help add some variety. I'd reccommend buying some dumbells if things get too easy, or you could just fill up old milk jugs with water.

Hmm... parkour indoors. You can always work on rolls and landings. Being able to make no noise and getting your form as perfect as possible will be useful when the sun comes out. Also if you have stairs, you can climb up and down to work on quadrilateral motion. And you can lay out some rope or tape and just pretend to work on your precisions. If you have sturdy chairs/tables you can try out some vaults on those. I know there are some articles on training during the winter/indoors somewhere, but I can't find them....

Hope this helped

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: How were you inspired to do Parkour?
« on: February 12, 2009, 03:36:38 PM »
I was abandoned at a young age to fend for myself. Using my wits and expertise, I managed to impress a nomadic lynx pack who welcomed me in when I proved my courage and power by defeating the dreaded Badger Lord, Gragonox. The Lynxes instilled within me the skills of balance, speed, and the ability to lick my elbows to make them clean... While performing in the street, a kind fellow approached me and told me that my "beats were damn sizzlin' and I could be one of those 'paka-koo' guys". A quick query to the local library followed, and the rest is history.

I'm sure  :P

Hm I was inspired by Urban Ninja too (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVlGm-s7Lz8;).
Actually here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2kJZOfq7zk .
On a quest to see more awesome videos like that I saw some labeled Parkour and after a search on Wikipedia I wanted to learn. I found some how to videos and one comment had a link to APK and that's that.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Work on something March
« on: February 12, 2009, 03:28:32 PM »
I'm starting from the basics and conditioning. Rolls, landings, and workouts. I definitely want to work on my running speed and endurance. March Madness? Work on something March is more like work on everything March to me...

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Socialize / Re: French?
« on: February 12, 2009, 03:23:23 PM »
It's making me forget my terrible German experience... worst 4 years of a foreign language EVER. I would not suggest it. Anyway, I have learned such things as lache (i think i know what it means ha)

German is amazing, why wouldn't you recommend it?


But Zooomz, that's really cool that you were able to pick up on that and make the connection. Props to you! Maybe you should start studying the language more in-depth? Being bi-lingual--in any other language--is awesome, trust me.

I would try to learn French, but after 4  years of Spanish (5 counting next year) I want to learn a non-romance/Germanic language. In my opinion learning a language at high school depends on who your teacher is. I've had some pretty good teachers so far, so I can't really complain. What I would agree with is the lack of practicing the language. We do some, but the focus is more on learning the vocab and reading literature now (though most people are just sitting through).

Brandan, if I had missed my bus and she found the rock I would raise ... trouble. That's just... Ugh.

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Socialize / French?
« on: February 10, 2009, 04:54:17 PM »
So how much French has everybody learned doing Parkour? I know some people already know French, but I think I've actually learned a little from the basic Parkour terms. If anyone saw Jeopardy tonight, a question was asked about ballet. It was about "something de chat" and what animal it got its name from and I knew (guessed) it was cat. (Well, maybe they are cognates, but meh...)

Anyway, how has Parkour added to your knowledge of French? Has it influenced you to take French in High School/College/on your own? Has Parkour somehow led you to learning any other languages (like travelling overseas to other countries)?

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Socialize / Re: What are you listening to... RIGHT NOW?
« on: February 09, 2009, 08:36:31 PM »
Deceiver - Disturbed

Good taste.

I recommend: Disturbed
I'm listening to: Linkin Park - Reading My Eyes

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Suggestions - What can we do better???!!! / Re: You can't comment blogs
« on: February 09, 2009, 08:25:43 PM »
I've commented on a blog before... you go to the search field on the main page and search for the blog and then click on it. The blog appears in the same format as the news pages and you can comment there. It doesn't show up on the normal blog view though...

For example, here's where you can comment on pkbeast's blog (just grabbed the first blog):

http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/3538/5/

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Website and Forum Troubleshooting / Re: Tutorial Help!
« on: February 09, 2009, 03:15:40 PM »
Bump.

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Injuries - Discussion / Re: My eye won't stop twitching
« on: February 07, 2009, 05:24:08 PM »
i eat a ton of bananas and drink a lot of water

i do not drink things with caffeine, or energy drinks for that matter

but thanks for the help guys

Sorry, I couldn't really help. Hopefully it'll go away in a couple of days, but if it doesn't you may want to go to your doctor (or at least call him/her).

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Injuries - Discussion / Re: My eye won't stop twitching
« on: February 05, 2009, 06:40:19 PM »
Hmm... if you're getting enough sleep I'd try to eat bananas. According to my AP Biology teacher, eye twitching can be caused by lack of potassium and other electrolytes in nerve endings or something like that (I forgot, it's been a year ;)) so try some potassium (read: bananas). Good luck.

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Socialize / Re: What's with all the spammers?
« on: February 05, 2009, 06:14:16 PM »
Start with a D and end with a Y?

And probably rhymes with Baly.


Edit: Hmmm. Sorry for jumping to conclusions...

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Socialize / Re: What's with all the spammers?
« on: February 05, 2009, 06:07:56 PM »
Yeah, this is stupid. Either spammers have found APK or someones getting revenge for being banned (anyone thinking what I'm thinking?)

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FAQ / Re: Winter training
« on: February 05, 2009, 06:05:43 PM »
Well, as people have said in plenty of other threads (go back a couple of pages), the best thing to do during the winter is condition. If you have a house, you have a workout ;)

Find some place in your house where you can do push-ups, sit-ups, squats, lunges, run in place, etc. You can use chairs for dips, use water-filled milk bottles for weights and do all sorts of things. While you can't really practice many moves (you might be able to do landings and rolls depending on how much space you have), you can work out and build muscle that will make all those moves easier when the weather gets better.

Also, if you don't mind the cold too much, as long as the snow is not frozen, you can practice lands, rolls, flips, and anything else you can do. Snow is usually soft and if you can make sure there is nothing dangerous under it, its a good place to practice.

Most people talked about it in general discussion, here are some links:
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,14909.0/
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,13541.0/
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,13226.0/
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,13963.0/
http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,14682.0/


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Welcome! / Re: "New"
« on: January 31, 2009, 03:57:16 PM »
I think I'll just try to spend the rest of the winter conditioning and forking on landings/rolls. I've done some other parkour-like stuff, but nothing that counts as serious training. Thanks for the advice.

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Website and Forum Troubleshooting / Tutorial Help!
« on: January 30, 2009, 06:33:45 PM »
I hope this hasn't already been asked or posted (I searched), but the english version of the "Basic Landing" tutorial is missing and there are 2 tutorials for "Atterisage Basico," one in the English section.

The tutorial is here http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/524/377/ .
By the way, Salto De Gato (Cat Jump), Salto de Precision , y Guia para Tic-Tac estan en español.

Thanks for any help!

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Welcome! / "New"
« on: January 30, 2009, 06:22:27 PM »
Well, this is my first time posting on the forums even though I haven been a member since July (technically I couldn't get on the forums until a couple of weeks ago). Mainly, I've been a lurker on the forums and main site, but I've been interested in Parkour for months and I guess, I'm starting my real training as a traceur now.

Well, see you all around the forum! ;D

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