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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Livewire's beastly handstand skills?
« on: December 18, 2010, 09:13:56 AM »
I can't say about his workout routine...

But, if you watch his videos you'll notice he just loves doing them. He does them constantly. My guess is that his "bboy" background in combination with the frequency that he does handstands has a lot to do with his proficiency.

In other words: practice, practice, practice

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Hey just to talk!
« on: December 18, 2010, 09:10:38 AM »
I was walking on a rail once, and I lost balance and fell on it. I bent the pole and made it at lease another foot and a half closer to the ground LOL.

Oh my Jesus. I really hope you were wearing a cup.  :-X

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Socialize / Re: Tron: Legacy
« on: December 17, 2010, 10:25:45 AM »


Everything else is just a bonus.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« on: December 14, 2010, 07:58:29 AM »
I'm not big on videos in general, really...

However, I usually enjoy the videos that focus more on the flow. Show an uncut video of someone moving over/under/around multiple obstacles without stopping. I hate when a video is nothing more than 30 different techniques all done one at a time at 30 different locations.

I usually fast-forward through gym and workout scenes.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Torn and it hurts
« on: December 11, 2010, 09:32:38 AM »
Dude I'M worried about you training at 1AM, by yourself, and with a history of seizures! I can only imagine how worried she would be...

It seems like finding a better time to train is going to be your best bet.

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Hopefully someone will recognize the quote so that I don't look like an arrogant ass, lol.

GOALS A:
- 1 mile run (*barefoot) in under 6 minutes.
- 50 pushups without stopping.
- 10 pistols on each leg without stopping.
- 15 pullups without stopping.

Okay, so these goals are basically a small competition between my friend and I. These are going to take a while for both of us, but they are longer term goals and just for bragging rights.

*He will be running in shoes. I won't.

GOALS B:
- .5 mile sprint barefoot.
- 20 burpees with squat jump and good form.
- 1 muscleup
- 1 handstand pushup

These are my own personal goals. I have a LOT more, but these are the ones i'm going to focus on because I feel they will help me achieve all my others. Or at least nudge me in the right direction.

I was in pretty good shape over the summer. I am still able to do most of the vaults, but i've let myself get complacent. No one to blame but me. I used the excuse of having a pregnant wife and a 2 year old to justify my terrible eating habits and my entire day sessions of Call of Duty(Seriously, though, that game is like my heroin...). My kid was born last month and my wife and I both started a STRICT paleo diet about a week ago. It is going really well so far and i'm already feeling a LOT better than before.

I'm in the process of rehabbing a minor rotator cuff injury too. I'm staying away from isolation moves that put stress on the joint and i'm going to be trying to strengthen the whole shoulder girdle.

My workouts have been a mix between a parkour session and some MovNat/Methode Naturelle stuff. I like to do Quadrupedal Movement because once you have been doing it for a month or two you really start have fun with it. Also, my daughter loves to be chased around the yard while i'm acting like a monkey. I have 3 river stones of varying weight and size that I love to use for random lifting, throwing, and pressing.

The way I will be doing my workout is probably going to seem weird to some people. I'll be doing pushups, pullups, air squats/lunges, and some ab roller stuff every day. However, borrowing from Rip's SS, I am going to be fashioning my own kind of progressive resistance from it. For example, every day I will have a set number of reps of each exercise that is my target goal. That target goal is based upon my always increasing target rep range to failure. Today I did 50 pushups/squats. The reason for that is because I am doing a maximum of 10 reps at once on those exercises for 5 sets of 10 reps total. Tomorrow I will be doing 11 reps x 5 sets = 55 pushups/squats. I'm not sure how often I will up the rep number yet, though. This makes sense to me because it increases the total volume of my workouts while also slowly increasing my endurance. If it doesn't work, oh well. If it does work, good. It doesn't matter THAT much to me so long as I keep inching closer to my goals.

Anyhow, i'll post more to my numbers for the day and my workout tonight or tomorrow.

12/04/2010
Daily exercise numbers as of 11:41am:
Pushups = 50 (5 sets of 10 reps)
Air Squats = 50 (5 sets of 10 reps)
Pullups = 15 (5 sets of 3 reps)



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Holy shit man. Congratulations.

That's a nice testament to consistency. You make me want to go do pushups, lol.

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You've described me as well.

I have been on medication for ADHD for about 1.5 years now. Mostly because I need it in my profession(law enforcement) and it wouldn't be a good idea for me to let my attention wander. However, since i've started up parkour, i've started slowly lowering my dosages without any problems. I am thinking that i'll have myself off of it completely within the next few months.

I dunno if i'd call my humor "random", but i've been forever tainted by my profession when it comes to that. Then again, that might make it even more random...

Everyone I know claims i'm a "genius", but i've never really considered myself to be one. I enjoy learning for learning's sake. I love to read. I'm good at reading people and their behaviors. The only class I ever had trouble with was math and that was because I just didn't like it. I never found it useful for anything other than school so I always did just enough to pass. My wife hates arguing with me because i'm a very logical person. She says it is impossible to win an argument against me.

I played basketball from 4th grade up until 11th. I enjoyed it, but I ended up quitting when I discovered martial arts.

As a side note, i'm beginning to think that my diagnosed "ADHD" is nothing more than my body telling me that I should be moving again like I used to.

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Socialize / Re: Photoshop Contest
« on: October 22, 2010, 05:58:15 AM »
^ That's hilarious  ;D

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Socialize / Re: I've found a huge commonality in traceurs
« on: October 21, 2010, 08:30:19 AM »
God I hated Evangelion.

I've been watching the new version of DBZ, though, lol.

Hajime No Ippo is one of the best. Also, i'm really liking the Kekkaishi show on Adult Swim.

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Socialize / Re: guilty pleasures
« on: October 12, 2010, 05:20:56 AM »
That's almost as bad as Twilight.  :P congratulations

Wah?  8)

It's worth watching just for Jane Lynch. She's hilarious

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Socialize / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« on: October 09, 2010, 06:38:11 AM »
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful Life - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Man he was good

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Socialize / Re: guilty pleasures
« on: October 09, 2010, 06:29:35 AM »
Also...

Glee.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Need some advice/help.
« on: October 08, 2010, 07:06:55 PM »
Maybe?
Daniel:


King:

...nope  :-[

Still feel stupid, lol. Oh well. Shit happens

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Need some advice/help.
« on: October 08, 2010, 07:37:23 AM »
Have you ever seen Daniel Arroyo(King David)?

He's pretty short and one of the best in the world.

Doh!

Totally thought they were the same person, hah! Do they at least look alike? That would make me feel less stupid if they did...

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Socialize / Re: guilty pleasures
« on: October 08, 2010, 05:42:23 AM »
Chocolate milk

Also, vanilla yogurt. I'm not sure if it is that bad for you though... It's just so damn good

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Need some advice/help.
« on: October 07, 2010, 10:16:56 AM »
Have you ever seen Daniel Arroyo(King David)?

He's pretty short and one of the best in the world.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Does parkour have to be urban?
« on: October 06, 2010, 09:34:00 AM »
Parkour is essentially a return to the movement and connection that humans have lost with their environment and nature.

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Thanks for the help Gregg!

I'll make the changes for my workout today. Overall, it has been the most fun i've had doing a workout in a long time.

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