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Socialize / Re: Lucid Dreams
« on: June 14, 2010, 09:48:21 AM »
You have to increase your dream recall. Before I started Lucid Dreaming, I had terrible dream recall. All you have to do is keep a notebook beside your bed, and the second you wake up at any time during the night, think really hard about what you were dreaming about. Going in reverse-chronological order helps you remember, then immediately write it down in the notebook. Before long, you'll start remembering 3 dreams a night.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 14, 2010, 09:45:03 AM »
Alright, I'm scheduling another appointment, so I'll ask him for the slides when I talk with him.

Thanks for all your support, guys and girls.  :)

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 12, 2010, 07:25:21 PM »
Unfortunately I didn't get the MRI slides; all I got was a summary of what they found in the MRI. I'm making another appointment with my ankle doctor to see what I can do. It's going to progress to osteoarthritis when I get older, regardless, so I'm going to talk to him about possibly just doing light, low impact training with a supportive ankle brace. I also looked at a couple possible surgeries. They're only temporary, but at the very least they'll delay the onset of the osteoarthritis, and they might give me another few years of pain-free movement.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 11, 2010, 03:33:43 PM »
Wow, thank you so much guys. I had no idea I would get this much support. I'll definitely stay strong, and keep a hopeful eye on the horizon. I will always be a traceur.

Socialize / Re: Lucid Dreams
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:43:02 PM »
Sorry if I came off harsh, that was not my intention. I just constantly hear people that are so sure of themselves that lucid dreaming is not possible.

Socialize / Re: Lucid Dreams
« on: June 11, 2010, 10:51:58 AM »
Quote from: Wikipedia
Lucid dreaming has been researched scientifically, and its existence is well established.(with two cited sources, maybe you should check those out)

Quote from: Sleepdisorderchannel
REM sleep is distinguishable from NREM sleep by changes in physiological states, including its characteristic rapid eye movements. However, polysomnograms show wave patterns in REM to be similar to Stage 1 sleep.

Your brain doesn't only produce one specific kind of wave at a time (eg: theta, beta, alpha). What you quoted is the dominant frequency. Just because they have the same dominant frequency doesn't mean they're exactly the same, which is what you said. Sure, REM waves have similar frequencies to concentrated thought during waking hours, but they're completely different.

Socialize / Re: Lucid Dreams
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:51:20 AM »
The only problem with Lucid dreaming is that its a theory you could be dreaming about yourself lucid dreaming so its like you dream that your in control when your actually just dreaming normally :D hate to burst your bubble your brain activity during rem is the exact same no matter what. unless like something extreme is happening like your about to die or get raped in your dream then your brain waves steepen. and did you know that your wave pattern in rem is the exact same when your awake. :D Hooray for knowledge

LOL, everything you just said here is totally wrong. Sorry, but Lucid Dreaming has been proven scientifically. Also, your brain-waves are DEFINITELY different. Hooray for pseudo-intellect.

Freerunning / Re: Sideflip progressions
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:46:04 AM »
My personal progression was Cartwheel, Aerial, and then Side Summi, though as long as you can do a side cartwheel, you could start training it.

IMO, Aerials are much more difficult than sideflips.

Movement / Re: Monkey vaults :(
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:43:01 AM »
Yeah, the easiest way to get over the fear of monkey vaults is to go through the motion of a regular monkey vault, but instead of going over the rail, land with your feet on top of it. Do that a few times to get used to it, then try going over it without letting your feet touch.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:21:53 AM »
I've been practicing for 2 years for those curious. And I guess you guys are right, what else can I do other than hope for the best? Maybe it will get better... doctors have been wrong before. Maybe someone will come out with a new surgery to fix it, you never know...

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 10, 2010, 09:45:16 PM »
 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

I moved away into an apartment that doesn't allow pets, so my cat stays with my parents  :-[

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 10, 2010, 09:05:13 PM »
The doctor I saw is an ankle specialist. If anyone knows what they're talking about, it's him. Also, cartilage just does not regrow itself. There's no way it can ever repair. It just doesn't happen. It would be like an amputee regrowing their arm, so as far as hope goes... false at best.

However, there is absolutely no way in hell I'm going to let myself get fat. If there's anything parkour has taught me, it's that I will keep myself in shape until the day I die.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 10, 2010, 07:29:20 PM »
No, there's no chance of recovery, and there's no surgery that can fix it. Sure, I can work on upper body, but there's nothing I can really do other than handstands and bars... and that's hardly parkour.

I'm pretty sure I got the injury when I took a bad spill on my longboard, but I also bruised the hell out of my heel bone, so that was all I was really paying attention to. Since then I've only been making it worse. I put it off far too long.

Parkour And Freerunning / So I guess this is farewell...
« on: June 10, 2010, 06:48:38 PM »
I'm not exactly sure where to put this... so General Discussion seems like it will do.

I recently had an MRI done on my ankle due to chronic pain, and received the results today. Apparently I've crushed the cartilage in there, and it's only going to get worse with impact, to the point where I'd need serious surgery just to relieve the pain. In other words, I'm never going to be able to practice parkour again.

It's been swell; parkour was my only passion, and it really motivated me to get stronger and improve my self-image. I can't thank you all enough for everything you've helped me with. This community has been great. I'll probably stick around and help out some of the new guys, because I feel obligated to give back as much as you guys have given to me.

Movement / Re: Dropping and Rolling Smoothly?
« on: June 08, 2010, 03:43:20 AM »
Great, keep working on it.

Freerunning / Re: Odd backflip form.
« on: June 07, 2010, 09:30:43 AM »
I have plenty of people come to me with your same problem. What helps almost everyone, including myself, as I had the same problem, is to  pick a spot a foot or so in front of you, and TRY to land on it. I want you to actually feel like you're going to do a gainer. I know it's going to feel weird, and you will feel like you're really going to jump forward, but trust me, you'll almost certainly still go backwards, except a LOT less. Keep doing this until you are landing exactly where you take off from.

Because you know you're supposed to be jumping straight up, yet you're conditioned to jumping backwards, trying to jump straight up is going to do nothing. You'll just continue to jump backwards. The only way to fix it is to commit to the feeling that you're jumping forwards, when in fact you're jumping straight up. Make sense?

Oh, and do this on a mat if you have one.

Movement / Re: Dropping and Rolling Smoothly?
« on: June 07, 2010, 09:21:13 AM »
Pretty much what Alen said. You have to 1) JUMP forward, not just drop straight down, and 2) LEAN forward, instead of being perpendicular to the ground when you land. That will force you to go straight into the roll right when you hit the ground.

Practice from low heights at first, for your own sake. It's just something that you have to practice, practice, practice.

Back tuck is definitely the easiest. Learned it in less than a day. Fronts took me 2-3 days to get consistently, and sides about the same.

Socialize / Re: I am quite the grammar nazi
« on: June 04, 2010, 05:34:03 PM »
How is this thread STILL alive? It baffles me.

Now is there really a rule on this or is this like David belles View on parkour and then everyone took the bandwagon.

Well... seeing as he pretty much created the discipline, I'd say what he says goes.

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