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Diet / Pre-workout for a swimmer?
« on: July 19, 2011, 12:04:04 PM »
What would you guys suggest a swimmer like myself eats before practice? We usually swim 4000m-5500m and I need something to put in my system that won't make me feel sick, but will keep my energy up. Lately I've just been eating Clif Bars, Bananas, and water, however, these don't seem like the smartest choices. Suggestions?

Parkour And Freerunning / Making a choice between two sports.
« on: March 04, 2011, 01:49:28 PM »
 I love Parkour, it's really the first activity I felt comfortable in after trying football, basketball, baseball, etc. and I've been hooked for almost 2 years now. But now I'm swimming and honestly I think I like it just as much as Parkour, which is where my dilemma is. I know I'll never be a member of The Tribe or be sponsored by Urban Freeflow in a million years, but with swimming (and I don't want this to sound like I'm bragging) I'm actually good at it. I'm coming close to breaking a minuet in my 100 breaststroke and I'm swimming 26 seconds in the 50 freestyle and this is only my first year of doing it. I know there are a ton of swimmers much better than me and its a slim chance I'll ever make the Olympic or World Championship time trials, but I think if I dedicate a lot of time to my club team and my varsity highschool team and in college later on there's a possibility I could make it. So I guess I'm going to have to make a choice on whether I want to dedicate all my time to swimming and chase after my goals in that or do both and still be able to do Parkour, but kinda give up on my goals in swimming.

So to not just make this a blog, I guess I'll ask you guys what you think about this, and if anyone has a similar experience, what choice did you make?

Pics & Vids / First attempt at a Front tuck
« on: February 11, 2011, 07:48:50 PM »
I had the landing down by the end of the night, but just thought i'd post my first attempt up

Happy Training

Pics & Vids / A creation on a snowy day
« on: February 09, 2011, 03:05:29 PM »
It's cold outside, around -2 degrees with windchill... so I thought I'd go train  :)

This is just a short video that contains a little of what I did pretty close to my house. Nothing big just some vaults.

Pics & Vids / A Little Bit of What I Did Today.
« on: February 01, 2011, 06:39:19 PM »
It's 0 degrees in Texas right now so I decided to film a little bit of what I did today and make a video. It's my first video I've ever made and I was operating in cramped quarters so yeah  ;)

Injuries - Discussion / I'm 15 but I feel like I'm 70
« on: December 04, 2010, 04:14:47 PM »
I have painful pressure in the sides of my knees when I sit back on my heels, I just hurt my lower back (hip flexor it feels like) while jumping today, I can't reach the middle of my shins, and I feel like I'm constantly getting hurt whenever I do something that's not swimming. I mean what's wrong with me? Genetics?

Injuries - Discussion / Left shoulder pain.
« on: October 25, 2010, 05:31:59 PM »
I'm pretty sure this is from doing 2x a day practices for swimming. It feels like a tendon running from my shoulder into my bicep is inflamed because everytime I pull water it sends a sharp pain into the front left side of my shoulder and the tendon becomes swollen. What can I do to combat this other than rest (fish oil? ice?)

Socialize / Any swimmers here? Ever swam the 1650m free?
« on: July 23, 2010, 06:06:04 AM »
My coach really wants me to do this event, but I'm not so sure about it. Just wondering if anyone has ever swam this and if so, what was your plan of action/time? It helps me to get different ideas to see if one works better for me.

(Yeah I know this is a Parkour forum, but no one ever answers on SwimFit forums)

Diet / What to eat before and in between high intensity activity?
« on: June 09, 2010, 05:56:34 AM »
Everybody knows the old "carb up" strategy for swimming, but I was wondering if this is actually a good idea? Should I be eating a load of pasta the night before a meet or should I stay with a balanced meal? Also, I want to have more variety in the foods I eat in between races other than bananas, could you guys suggest some foods that won't fill me up but will give me the energy to race, thanks.

Pics & Vids / Musique de la Rue.
« on: June 07, 2010, 01:01:42 PM »
Gregg showed me this in the chatroom, thought I'd post it here because I find myself watching it more and more for motivation.

Injuries - Discussion / What is Wrong With My Immune System?
« on: June 05, 2010, 05:00:23 AM »
Until December last year I never got sick, but since December I've had all kinds of sinus infections, bronchites, colds, and fevers. I have no idea why my immune system is so weak, can anybody help me out?

Socialize / What I drink before I go train.
« on: April 11, 2010, 02:12:16 PM »

In the Media / Brink Cinematic with a heck of a lot of PK
« on: March 13, 2010, 08:19:37 AM »
Surprised when I looked at this trailer, pretty awesome.

I've been injured for a year and a half now, haven't done Parkour for that duration of time, nor have I done any kind of lower body conditioning (unless you count rehab) and I've got to admit that i'm deteriorating. Recently my knees have been feeling terribly painful, and today while doing rehab they mead the most god awful sound which sounded like a cross between cracking and squishing. I didn't know if I wanted to punch a hole through the wall or just break down because it feels like all my hard work is doing nothing. I'm sick and tired of being injured, and my doctor gave me the news that this could last until college.. if that happens I don't know what I'll do. So I'm asking anyone out there how you guys cope with being injured?

Socialize / Haha
« on: December 23, 2009, 08:13:38 PM » While cruising I found this thread, just made me smile :)

Consumer Whores / Vibram Five Fingers KSO Trek
« on: December 21, 2009, 01:38:38 PM »

What do you think? I have the choice between the Treks or the regular KSO's and I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with them? I've heard durability has been a bitch with the regular KSO's and that it wouldn't be a problem with the Treks, but it looks like grip, flexibility, and sensitivity would be a problem.

What do you guys think?

Pics & Vids / New Texas Parkour Documentary
« on: December 21, 2009, 12:44:58 PM »
I didn't really look through the first page to see if anyone had already posted this, but here is a new documentary from a student at UT at Austin about Texas Parkour and Parkour it self. Enjoy.

Socialize / Christmas Lists?
« on: December 09, 2009, 03:43:40 PM »
Just curious, what have you guys got on the list?

.Vibram Five Fingers KSO
.Elite Rings
.American Eagle clothing
.American Parkour Sweats and hoodie
.Starting Strength by Mark Ripptoe
.Barbell, Squat rack, and plates
.Xbox live card
.1 free long car ride from parent to a jam ;D

Injuries - Discussion / Knees still have sharp pain after 9 months.
« on: December 07, 2009, 09:27:44 PM »
Well, this December marked month 9 of no Parkour or Freerunning for me. Let me give a little background info on my injuries

Left knee: Osgood Shlatters Disease since February, Very sharp excruciating pain where the patellar tendon is (tibia area) when trying to stand up from a BW squat.

Right knee: Separated during August 1st which cut off blood flow... osteo something. Sharp pain when standing up in knee cap and in the tibia area, not as bad as Osgood.

My question is do you think that these have become chronic? And how long on average do you think I have left until they heal up? Also, should I see a PT to do rehab?
Thanks guys.

In the Media / Dallas Parkour
« on: December 03, 2009, 07:52:37 PM »,0,6262799.story

This makes me happy that I got to watch this tonight in my hometown, man makes me want to train but alas, my knees are still in no shape to train.

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