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Movement / landing a drop/jump
« on: November 15, 2007, 04:37:41 PM »
Landing has been a subject that interested me after i hurt my knee very badly after a stupid accident, and I would like to outline the basics of landing, and what you should or should not do. Please comment and critique...

After I watched a video on a website I have totally forgot the name of right now, I saw that my landings were completely wrong. AS the tutorials on all of our sites say, you should land with your knees about shoulder length apart, and hands in between to take some of the impact. But the problem was in the pictures and videos is that everybody bends there knees past 90 degrees, witch I have found recently to be very damaging to the joints, and other various parts of the knee, and can lead to tendonitis. Very painful.

After watching this video it outlined that you should bend your knees, but never past 90 degrees, 90 degrees is about the point were you should be pushing up into your run, or launching forward into your role. One of the disadvantages other than injury of bending the knee too much is the loss of momentum and forward movement, because of the stopping power of bending the knee. The whole point to parkour is forward movement, is it not? On the other hand a knee bent on a landing that is about 90 degrees, but no lower will carry you forward almost automatically. The only time you mite need to bend past 90, is when you are doing precisions, because of course you do need to stop on certain target when doing that type of jump…
And that concludes my sermon on landings =)

Hope to never see a bad landing in a vid again…

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APK Academy Workout of the Day / Ingury
« on: September 19, 2007, 11:21:01 AM »
alright, about a week ago i was climbing on top of my library roof, about 30 ft.

not doing parkour of ne kind, and inded up falling off, lukilly i landed right, in true parkour prosision, and only strained the muscle in my knee

After doing that and living through it, i was wondering if under ne conditions, this kind of stunt should be done in parkour, if your body is trained to take the damage?

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