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Training Journals / Vagabonding -Patrick's Training Log-
« on: September 16, 2011, 02:04:07 AM »
So far I stand as a mere novice in parkour.  I am able to do vaults, basic gaps, I can precision, but not onto rails yet, and other than a couple of flashy kicks and a Sketch front hand spring I have no acrobatic talents.  My flexibility is decent as I practice Shotokan Karate-Do and Judo.  I weigh 177.6 Lbs which is the lightest I have weighed in a long time.

As for basic strength I can knock out 57 Push ups in a minute, perform 12 consecutive proper form Pull ups, and I I have a fairly strong abdomen.  My legs are also powerful, and I can run a 7:45 mile, and run 3 miles last time I tried (1 year ago).  My main emphasis in Cardio is Sprinting however.

Today I went for a 20 minute parkour run on my lunch break around 2 A.M.  I felt it was a fairly productive venture.  I was able to land a move I have been trying to get for a week now, a lazy vault over a rail (Sternum level) to precision on a parking block that is about 4 feet away.  Surprisingly I only failed once, after that I landed it each time I tried it (about 5 times).  I also did a lot of work on my precisions for gaps and dropping.

I did however realize that I need a lot of work on my wall runs.  This is a hit or miss movement for me.  I know I have poor foot placement for sure, but I can't shake the feeling that I am doing something else wrong, I just don't know exactly what it is yet.  I also need to make my cats tighter (keep my feet together when I leap).  As for my vaults they are pretty decent at this time, I do need to work on my placement.  I feel I put a little too much weight on my hands which slows me down and impedes my flow.  So far the only vault entirely eluding me is... the Kong/Monkey.

L-sits (2x10 seconds X3), Assisted HSPU (3x5), Pseudo Push ups (3x20), Full Dips (3x5), Bent Frog Stand (6x10 seconds), and a little light dynamic movements with some 15 lbs dumb bells.

California / Paradise/Chico Parkour
« on: July 30, 2011, 11:05:40 PM »
I wanted to put a little heads up here.  So far I am a solo crew it seems, but I have a couple people who are interested in doing some parkour, but nothing steady.  On top of that my Dojo is planning on opening up as an area for people to practice tricking indoors when necessary.

Another thing is that in Chico there is an open gym on Monday nights that I plan on attending, and I hope to meet some traceurs there.  Here is a link to the gym.

Nevada / This is Shameful
« on: November 11, 2006, 09:19:20 PM »
Come on guys lets talk, organize stuff.  We have a gym Jam EVERY Saturday and would love for you guys to come, they let us do everything.  All the other states have stuff going on lets not be lame and make some vids.  I was an idiot and bought a web sit (  and I don't know how to web design, so lets get official.

APK Academy Workout of the Day / Capoeira with WOD?
« on: November 11, 2006, 09:13:11 PM »
I think that Cardio is a huge part of parkour and freerunning.  Maybe incorporating some Capoeira esc moves in the WOD would help, even if it is just the Ginga and crescent kicks.  It would help with cardio, flexibility, and overall flow.  Any Ideas?

Consumer Whores / Camcorders
« on: October 02, 2006, 05:43:55 PM »
Any tips on what I should get with mine?  What are good prices, weights, brands, recording type, etv.

NV Jams / Constant Sunday Street Jams
« on: September 25, 2006, 05:18:09 PM »
Always open for street jams at UNR, that place is a candy land for pkers.  Great stuff for all levels, we got lots of people who attend usually.  Normal attendance is from 2-10 including myself.  Hope to see you there have any questions hit me up on this site or email me at

Nevada / Open Gym Jams in Reno Every Saturday
« on: September 10, 2006, 06:44:31 PM »
Cost: $10.00
Location: 895 Patriot Blvd #103
Hours: 1pm-3pm
Phone: 775 853 9494
Web Site:

If you are under 18 please bring a signed permission slip that you can print off the website.  This is a great way to to test your limits, find your limits, meet new people, and just have fun.  We do ask that you please be respectful of the gym management because they are being super cool towards us.  Thanks

Patrick Wilson

Nevada / Reno Parkour
« on: February 15, 2006, 07:49:11 AM »
Hey this is Patrick a n00b Parkourist wanting to see how many people are in Reno Nevada and where abouts you live so that we could possibly schedual a meeting or jam.  So just post Your name, where abouts you live and maybe we can meet up.
I live around University of Reno Nevada (UNR).

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