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College, University, and High School Parkour Clubs / Re: Utah Jam
« on: February 10, 2013, 08:58:46 PM »
Let me know. I'm in Ogden. Older and very much a novice, but I would still like to join.

Injuries - Discussion / Re: Migraines daily
« on: October 02, 2012, 04:45:56 PM »
Get to the doc. I have had migraines since I was nine. There is always, ALWAYS a reason a migraine happens. So get to the doctor to make  sure its not a tumor, then work on figuring out why you get them.

Injuries - Discussion / Re: Leg Injury
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:03:57 AM »
Dude. Don't ya have insurance?

I think most doctors are underpaid. I mean think about it. They're saving lives. Yet a pro football player gets millions a year to play a game.

Utah / Re: west valley city?
« on: August 25, 2012, 07:07:58 AM »
PM  Ryan Sannar. He's in Draper. And check out Jump Utah on face and the web.

I'm up here in Ogden and never get down  that way.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Am I too old/big to do this?
« on: August 25, 2012, 07:05:55 AM »
I'm 35 yo. I've been  working on this for a couple years. And its great. True I haven't progressed like a 15 year old would but that's more because of work and kids and house and cars. Not because of my age.

And I agree with Will. The younger crowd has had the internet to be exposed to Parkour. When I  was 15 the internet was barely even a toy. It was a bigger pain in the ass to get on then it  was worth and there was no videos up on it. So unless you knew someone that practiced, we had no intro to it.

So I say get out and train. Don't let ANYTHING stop you!

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Bike Messenger
« on: August 06, 2012, 01:03:09 PM »
You  seem very accident prone.

Age 30+ / Re: Where is the 50 & over forum?!
« on: July 28, 2012, 06:47:39 AM »
Hey Max. Don't you know 50 is too old for this? Ha. Just kidding. Its awesome. And very good working out with your son.

I love it when  a person is doing what the norm says they're not  suppose to be doing based  on a stupid number.

I work with a guy who, by the way he acted,  I could of sworn was pushing 70. But  came to find out he just turned 55. Just sad.

Anyways. Glad you're here.

Age 30+ / Re: at 32
« on: July 28, 2012, 06:41:59 AM »
Welcome, wecolme.  Hey. Your name is the last part of my first name.

Its good to be getting more people our age.

Movement / Re: Excercises to get to handstand
« on: July 11, 2012, 09:20:45 PM »
I like to put my hands down and kick my legs up to the wall. But whatever works for you.

Movement / Re: Excercises to get to handstand
« on: July 11, 2012, 08:51:31 PM »
In my opinion best way is to just  keep working on handstands. Up against the wall. Work  on lifting your feet off the wall. And throw in some handstand push uups.

Age 30+ / Re: Signs of life?
« on: July 10, 2012, 06:25:21 AM »
Yeah. If my 7 year old daughter keeps at it. By the time she's my age she'll be the best around.

Age 30+ / Re: Signs of life?
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:16:11 AM »
I'm not even sure I remember being 21.

This is a funny thought. When I graduated high school. My school did not have internet yet. Yikes.

Socialize / Re: Managing Motivation..
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:11:49 AM »
You don't need to be motivated to go out and train.  You just need to go out and train. 

Talk to any long-term practitioner of any pursuit and they will tell you that there were hundreds of times when they lacked motivation but they got out there and did it anyway.


Age 30+ / Re: Signs of life?
« on: July 08, 2012, 10:39:42 AM »
30 is a good age Joe. I was there 5 years ago.

Socialize / Re: Managing Motivation..
« on: July 06, 2012, 05:51:40 AM »
I agree with Joe. Set smaller goals and write it all down so you can keep track of what you've done.

But I also believe that if a person doesn't enjoy what they're doing anymore, might be time to move on.

Not saying give up, but maybe change it.

I think we need to enjoy what we're doing or our hearts won't be in it enough to really  succeed.

People tend hate what they dont understand.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Wy do we do it?\
« on: June 28, 2012, 01:31:31 PM »
Why do YOU practice Parkour?

Injuries - Discussion / Re: Hurt back for few days help please.
« on: June 27, 2012, 11:09:05 AM »
As Joe said. Stop doing it.

I. Read on your other posts that you're new to Parkour. Jumping off a 5 foot wall already is no bueno.

Socialize / Re: Stress
« on: June 13, 2012, 06:57:49 PM »
Go for a run.
Lift weights.
Get a big tire and sledge hammer and beat the hell out of it.
Buy an air cooled VW.

Just a quick few things that popped in my head

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Children taking falls
« on: June 04, 2012, 04:24:58 AM »
Being a good example is really the best way to show them. Being a father of two I've learned that. Example is the best way.

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