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Parkour And Freerunning / help me decide what to build
« on: December 06, 2011, 10:12:11 AM »
Well after 12 years of marriage me and my wife and two kiddos are finally buying a house. And this house has an amazing 1/3 of an acre back yard.

 So id like ideas of what everyone would build back there for training?

The squat rack I'm building will go on the side of the garage under the awning. And I'm thinking a couple movable vault boxes. But what else?

Training Journals / Alex's training log, comments welcome
« on: September 23, 2011, 05:52:06 AM »
I've been putting off making one of these till I had my routine more figured out. But then I thought might as well figure it out as I go.  This will be for my exercise rountine/parkour/nutrition. I'll probably be adding to it a couple times a day since I have the memory of a fish. It might be a little sporadic at first, with a new born baby my 6 year old daughter and trying to get my VEE-DUB running before the cold hits. My days are busy.

The basics about me.
34 years old
188 pounds

I'm going to include my daily job in my workout since I lift and move such heavy material.  Probably break it down into poundage of what metal I handled.

So I'll start today. Posting after work.

Injuries - Discussion / hurt my shoulder
« on: June 26, 2011, 07:43:19 AM »
Two weeks ago I was out in the park working on rolls. Yes I'm still learning rolls. But I was doing greatwith them on the ground.  So I decided to try one off this 4 foot wall. Well when I rolled I hit my right should pretty hard and hurt it.  I know some of what I did wrong. I didn't jump out far enough.  Waited too long to roll.

But about the pain. It hurt bad for a few days. Could barely move my arm. I did heat and ice. And now. Its not bad. But what's weird is I can do all my normal exercises with no pain. But when I try to lay on it. It hurts like hell. Any ideas what to do?

Age 30+ / being "too old"
« on: June 20, 2011, 05:56:52 AM »
I'm getting tired of people saying I'm too old for Parkour. Or even fitness in general. I'm only 34. Seesh people act like I'm 80. I get it a lot from my dear wife. She's always telling me that I'm a father of two. that I'm too old to be acting like a kid. My parents even told me I need to grow up. I work with guys that are around my age saying that 30's is the time to let yourself go. Too worn out to do anything.

To all them I say  :P . I'm not too old. I'm plan on doing this till my body gives out. Which hopefully won't be for another 50 years.

Ok. I'm done venting. 

Parkour And Freerunning / went for a run
« on: May 22, 2011, 12:39:59 PM »
Yesterday I went for a run/walk with my brother and his girlfriend along the river's parkway. It was a lot of fun. They walked as they are both not athletically inclined at all.

But the terrain was a blacktop trail. But along the way tons of big boulders. So I did a lot of persicion jumps betwix them. Worked on my balance on fence rails. I got better blance then I realized.  And by the pond there are lots of picnic tables. Did my first ever real kong vault. Was decent.

It really was fun. My brother thinks I'm nuts though but that's ok. Only problem is the plantar part of my left foot is hurting bad today. Not sure what I did. Maybe lander on a rock wrong or something.

Just thought I'd share my funness I had.

Welcome! / changed my name
« on: May 22, 2011, 08:42:57 AM »
I changed my profile name from jeepbum to my real name Alex Patterson.

Parkour And Freerunning / my daughter is smart
« on: March 03, 2011, 06:40:26 PM »
Last night me and my 5 year old daughter were playing in the living room. We were working on handstands. I was helping her do pushups and sit ups. Basically just having fun. Then I did a small kong over the coffee table. She said "DADDY, you just did a kong, it was good" made me smile  ;D

Just thought id share that. Now my pushups.

Parkour And Freerunning / I have an addiction
« on: December 25, 2010, 07:45:14 PM »
Since I've started Parkour I have been looking at everything in a different way. Looking how to climb, and jump over stuff. And trying to run faster. I even been putting off my jeep project to work on training. Is this normal?  ;D

Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour=efficient
« on: December 21, 2010, 06:15:38 PM »
I'm new to Parkour. But alot of what I have read says the basis of Parkour is efficient motion. To get through, over, or around something as efficiently as possible. Is this right?

and if it is right, is what alot people do with all the flips, is that really Parkour? or like a evolution of Parkour?

I'm really interested in this, just curious of everyone's thoughts.

Parkour And Freerunning / Where to start?
« on: December 05, 2010, 04:36:24 PM »
K. new here and havent done any Parkour yet. I really want to get started. I've done lots of searches but I'm still kind of lost at how I should start it. I'm failry in shape. 33 year old dude, weigh 178. I'm going to be joining the Planet FItness thats opening here this month. Nothing Parkour related there but I would like to know what I should be working to get me going?

Thanks in advance for all the info.

Welcome! / hello
« on: December 03, 2010, 03:40:46 PM »
I'm new here. Never done Parkour but am really interested in it. But I'm 33, Is that too old to start?

I'm very glad I found this site.
 Quick info bout me. I'm 33, Married for 11 years to a wonderful woman, I have a 5 year old daughter and another baby on the way. I live in Ogden Utah. I work production making refrigerated trailers.

Thanks for all this and be prepared for alot of questions.

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