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Socialize / What do you call it?
« on: May 14, 2007, 03:40:43 PM »
An intresting diagram showing where people call soda, whatever it is yopu midwesteners and texans call it. (im form NYC so i call it soda)

What do you call it?

Socialize / Way to go
« on: May 03, 2007, 08:18:43 PM »;_ylt=AoMfxKDZh2A.i8XyP1nCOEnMWM0F

first of all this is a horrible, and sad story. but couldn't yahoo choose a better picture to put next to the headline? i mean a picture of naked madrid cyclisit is just adding insult to injury, lol.

Socialize / Happy birthday to me.
« on: March 19, 2007, 08:05:15 PM »
Whoo, ive been 17 for 3 minuteds, and i alreayd wish i was 18 :P.

and to think, i found this site when i was a wee 15 years old. Thanks for all the information guys, and hopefully there will be plenty more.

Socialize / The 300 workout.
« on: March 13, 2007, 02:46:01 PM »

Great read. Great movie.

Although while reading it i can't help but see how gear, and others on this site, have been preaching this sort of thing for a while now.

Parkour And Freerunning / Not again....
« on: February 07, 2007, 10:57:44 AM »
I'm incredibly frustrated right now.

At the begining of summer the docotor told me i had tendonitis and i wouldn't be able to train(much less run) for the whole summer. When i heard it i was very upset, but after a little whike i sucked it up went to physical therapy, and bo october i could begin physical activity again. Around tht time my school started a wrestling team, i busted my ass at our everyday practices nd soon enough i was named captain. now i didnt have ant time to train between the cutting weight (wrestling 140 sucks) the matches, and the practices. So when we were at our last tournemnt of the season i was very exicyted to a) do well, and B) finaly be able to return to parkour. i make it to the fiinals in the JV bracket. and 30 seconds into the first match i break my collarbone! i finished the match(adreneline is pretty crazy) but now it will be another 6-8 weeks before i can train. the doctor sats its a half inch break, i dont know f that sevevre but apprently i will heal stronger then before. but i am more worried about losing al the endurance that i picked up through wreslting.

i am just really frustrated right now because i want to train, so i figured i'd complain/rant to the people that know what parkour is, and know how much it sucks to not be able to do it. lol

BTW: typing with one hand is hard

Socialize / Hunter S thompson is my idol
« on: December 11, 2006, 06:09:22 PM »
I think when he shoots the cardboard cut out of Bill buckner is when i relaized i had a man crush

Diet / Too much iron?
« on: November 27, 2006, 08:45:10 PM »
Hmmm.... this sort of makes sense to me. Although i have no health expirence at all (which is why im posteing it here, to get you all's opinions on it)

"The primary reason why very young children need to take naps is to catch upon on red blood cell production. During growth spurts, young children may experience difficulty with mental tasks due to a shortage of iron, a fact that is often misdiagnosed as attention deficit disorder. A pale, easily fatigued child with cold hands and feet should be fed iron-rich foods, like red meat (iron pills are problematic and induce nausea)."


In the Media / Parkour on!
« on: November 22, 2006, 04:26:05 PM »
I found this site through a post gear made about 5 months ago, and i have been hooked ever since. Its an amazing site with tons of awesometibits of knowledge. Anyway they recently did a peice on parkour (becaus eof casino royale) and i'd say it came out pretty good. I mean the whole athritis thing couls be seen as negative, but the guy works it well my favorite line is

"My first thought, so stereotypically Jewish it’s guilt-inducing, is a practical one: that cannot be good for the joints."

anyway it also has some videos that go along with it, just though i'd share it. I dont know if this is the rigth section but for some reason i couldn't find the "in the media section"

Parkour And Freerunning / No parkour till your older....
« on: November 14, 2006, 05:06:36 PM »
Well, recently I have been thinking. Parkour is a damaging sport unless you are incredibly fit, as well as having good technique. Many of the people that are starting to do parkour now, or even been doing parkour for some time lack both of these( myself included). By not having this they are putting themselves at a huge risk for future injuries. Now this paired with the young age of MANY traceurs could potentially be a huge disaster. Our bodies need to be focusing on growing, and maintaining themselves.

I got my results from my MRI back, as I was reading through it there was good news, such as my cartilage being fine. But there was also bad news. More alarming to me was the fact that skeletally I am still immature. not meaning I still laugh at poop jokes, my body is still forming itself. As much as I want to feel older mentally, or can be considered older mentally. Physically I am still growing. The exact quote is

"Sagittal physeal imaging indicates that the patient is almost skeletally mature with incomplete fusion of the tibial growth plate and less extensive fusion of the distal femoral and promixal fibular growth plates"

Or as my doctor put it, "you still got a few inches in ya'.

Parkour is a mental as well as physical discipline (or sport, or tool, or random thing allegedly done my internet slaves) and many young people are able to grasp the mental part of it, and believe they have the physical part, but at such a young age our bones are still growing, literally. Now i'm not gear, and I cant link bomb a million scientific site to back up what i’m saying, but putting such young bodies through the stresses of parkour seems foolish, if not damn right ignorant to me. Maybe not the occasional "weekend warrior" style of training isn’t that bad but if someone says my age, trains as hard as someone who is say 22, 25, I feel that there will be significant harm to his body. Especially since the injuries that we are subject to involve the knees, which are already weak (evolution wise) and are incredibly hard to rest. If you hurt your wrist you can put it in a sling, but if you mess up you knees, you still have to walk on it. Which will leave you very vulnerable to wear and tear. Personally I am really considering taking some time off from parkour. I need to focus on wrestling anyway, but I feel it is necessary not only to improve my muscles, but my skeleton as well.

I don’t know, it may be jumbled, but I have to get off this computer because my mother wants it, so I cant proofread. Hopefully it makes sense to people.

Socialize / Crazy neighborhood info site
« on: November 07, 2006, 10:08:41 AM »

It will give you all the data about you neighborhood from the last census. Heres my 'hoods info

Pics & Vids / Methode Naturelle
« on: October 04, 2006, 04:55:26 PM »
Both of these were on the forum already, but i figured they deserve to be together.

some reading

and a video

Pics & Vids / Amazing pictures
« on: October 04, 2006, 11:56:44 AM »
Granted it is a sweeping genrealization on the part of whoever named this blog that all asians doing anything remotley physical must have come from kung-fu (not even any martial arts, specificly king fu) practice, but these are some crazy pictures none the less. Some of them make me wish the MN vidoe im about to watch would load faster.

Socialize / No more TV for Manilla
« on: October 02, 2006, 12:49:31 PM »
I have cut TV out of my life altogether, and i have to say, it feels pretty good. I highly recomnd it. The fitrst few days are boing, but ive just started working out more, and doing alot of laundry. Maybe the second part isnt as cool as the worikng out part, but hey it needs doing.

Socialize / NYC mulls ban on trans fats in eateries
« on: September 27, 2006, 07:28:05 PM »

The health nut in me agree with it, while the "no government inovlment"side of me thinks that they have as much of a right to be unhealthy, as they do to listen to music that is deemed inappropiate.

Pics & Vids / Thinking about my knees...
« on: September 25, 2006, 08:16:06 PM »
... i stumbled upon this,( seeing how i will be out for a few months more due to my knees, its a little ironic how im predicting to be going till im 94. moral of the story STRETCH, and conditoin yourself, you'll thank me when your 30.

Socialize / National talk like a pirate day.
« on: September 18, 2006, 03:01:27 PM »

When the next time somthing like this will happen?! my guess is in exactly one year, spread the wprd through any medium you have!

Socialize / Wierd dream
« on: September 17, 2006, 07:15:03 AM »
I just had a dream that apk changes the names under our usernames. In my dream all the rankings were changed, but the only thing i rember was me and mathew lee willis having ours changed to "andy roddick" then asa calling us gay... ???

Socialize / Sasha cohen is the funniest man alive
« on: September 04, 2006, 02:59:28 PM »
the first 3 seconds there is no vidoe, then its all gravy from there

Socialize / silent bob im not
« on: August 30, 2006, 01:34:09 PM »
haha awesome new titles. although can anything really re place kaiser soze?

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