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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: new at parkour.and a little scared
« on: April 11, 2008, 10:26:14 AM »
Inspite of the fact that you should progress slowly and, make sre you are only doing what you can, or what you are comfortable doing, I encourage you not to think of certain moves but just on a simple vault that you want to complete, like a speed vault. If you can get one vault you can eventually get them all.

So if you want to do any vault the best progression is to get a feel for the obsticle in question, and then run up to it a few time and plant your hands on it in the way you would vault it. Then progress to being able to get on top of the object or get your legs above the objects hight without surpassing it to make sure you can actually clear it still using you hands as a bass. Now you probubly ready to vault the object, so just run at it, and use all the previous steps in one fluid motion to surpass the object. It is probubly best to find an obsticle over grass, as it is easy to fall on if something goes wrong.

One other thing is that if you can clear an object by jumping over it, the only step to vaulting it is to just place you hand on it while you are going over it.

sounds good I'm up for it. Just one question do you think I should get a place at the dorms or just get a ride in to the sites every morning. I'm thinking just staying there for howeverlong the jam is would be more economic, and easery for me to stay with the crowd...

Movement / Re: landing a drop/jump
« on: December 03, 2007, 12:59:01 PM »
You guys are right, going past 90 is not very bad if you resist. Because seriously if you are doing a large drop you can't help going past 90, so the best thing to do is resist, not colapes.

but it is true that staying above 90 des keep your forword momentu.

Movement / Re: what did u learn kongs on???
« on: November 16, 2007, 06:04:43 PM »
learned on couch, then picknik table 5'9

Movement / Re: what did u learn kongs on???
« on: November 16, 2007, 06:03:45 PM »
First i did it on a couch, and then dive kong across picknik table...

Movement / landing a drop/jump
« on: November 15, 2007, 04:37:41 PM »
Landing has been a subject that interested me after i hurt my knee very badly after a stupid accident, and I would like to outline the basics of landing, and what you should or should not do. Please comment and critique...

After I watched a video on a website I have totally forgot the name of right now, I saw that my landings were completely wrong. AS the tutorials on all of our sites say, you should land with your knees about shoulder length apart, and hands in between to take some of the impact. But the problem was in the pictures and videos is that everybody bends there knees past 90 degrees, witch I have found recently to be very damaging to the joints, and other various parts of the knee, and can lead to tendonitis. Very painful.

After watching this video it outlined that you should bend your knees, but never past 90 degrees, 90 degrees is about the point were you should be pushing up into your run, or launching forward into your role. One of the disadvantages other than injury of bending the knee too much is the loss of momentum and forward movement, because of the stopping power of bending the knee. The whole point to parkour is forward movement, is it not? On the other hand a knee bent on a landing that is about 90 degrees, but no lower will carry you forward almost automatically. The only time you mite need to bend past 90, is when you are doing precisions, because of course you do need to stop on certain target when doing that type of jump…
And that concludes my sermon on landings =)

Hope to never see a bad landing in a vid again…

im proud first of all for finding parkour, and finding the motivation to start practicing it.

Im proud of how much ive grown in the last two years in fitness and in mind, for example before i would run home from work and crash when i got there, but lately i notice that i can run at a fast clip for at leest half a mile and only feel as tired as if i had been walking, or jogging slowly.

im proud of the first kong vault i did over a picknick table... that is probubly my fav. move, haha
one of my first ones to.

im proud of a 11 ft run up a wall, to muscle up in a empty pool, lol
by the way empty pools are great places to trian, like one of the empty public pools that is drained for the coming winter(dont get caught)

and thats about it, im just proud of parkour, and how much it has given me, like confadence in my athletic abillity's

Socialize / Re: HALO 3!!!
« on: October 05, 2007, 11:46:27 AM »
gaaahhh, what really gets me is that people only play the multiplayer, and have the guts to say that halo has no plot line or story...

if u actually would play the game than you would see the genious of the story and how deep it is, lol

neways, hal isnt like other games...
other first person shooters are like halo...
it's funny how people discredit halo like that because, interestingly enough if halo wasnt made it would have taken a lot longer for smooth fps games to get onto consoles, honestly before halo fps games on consoles sucked really bad, haha

Socialize / Re: HALO 3!!!
« on: September 26, 2007, 11:30:11 AM »
im so exited, haha
i ordred the legendary edition, but it's not here yet, becaue it's shipping, but there is now way i can wait like 7 days, so im goin over to ma friends house and playin live!!!
omg, this is ganna be the best game in a long time.

APK Academy Workout of the Day / Re: Ingury
« on: September 20, 2007, 12:04:22 PM »
alright thanx, thats exactly what i thought, i just wanted to be sure, and i know it was stupid to be climbing around on buildings, but hey thats what i do when theres nothin else ta do

and to make it clear i landed right, and the muscle in my left knee was stretched and i could barely walk for about a week. I'm really baffled at how i could have gotten outa that without killing myself...

dont ever try to jump off of that hight, and dont be stupid like me and climb around on building like that, because you probubly wont have the kind of luck that i did.

Wisconsin / Re: building an obstacle course
« on: September 19, 2007, 11:34:46 AM »
that is really cool, are you guys done with it?
cause i would love to come and train sometime

APK Academy Workout of the Day / Ingury
« on: September 19, 2007, 11:21:01 AM »
alright, about a week ago i was climbing on top of my library roof, about 30 ft.

not doing parkour of ne kind, and inded up falling off, lukilly i landed right, in true parkour prosision, and only strained the muscle in my knee

After doing that and living through it, i was wondering if under ne conditions, this kind of stunt should be done in parkour, if your body is trained to take the damage?

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