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Messages - Stephen Laster

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Movement / Re: Roll Pain
« on: January 14, 2010, 08:01:01 AM »
hey bro, one quick extra tip.  if you use the 2 hand method.  Put your hands on the ground and form a diamond towards the side of the shoulder you roll on.  that's how I do it anyways... yeah, if your shoulder is bleeding... I've never seen that before actually...

Movement / Re: Precision
« on: January 14, 2010, 07:58:19 AM »
Hey bro, if it makes you feel better, I understood!  but, that's only because I'm a wrestler.  but yeah, it is a good idea to land in a "wrestling stance"  since that makes you compress in and land on the balls of your feet with your knees healthily bent and all that.

Pics & Vids / Re: Gainer off railing to Cat grab!!! O my God!
« on: January 14, 2010, 07:49:12 AM »
I gotta say I kinda agree... And I swear I saw a spine roll coming up in that video that got edited out...

Pics & Vids / Nordic's 1 year progression
« on: January 14, 2010, 07:45:29 AM »

This video isn't as flashy as most PK/freerun videos.  This was made about 4 months ago when I was hitting the 1 year mark and covers from when I first started to the 1 year point.  Figured I'd share it...

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Officially a traceur
« on: February 24, 2009, 06:02:40 AM »
oh yeah man.  sit-ups, push-ups, crunches, and squats are all very important to your conditioning seeing as how we as traceurs use all the muscles in our bodies to do what we do.  Especially when trying to get up a wall or do things such as turn vaults and dash vaults.  Great to see you're getting into it so fast.  Keep training man.  and the first day you get to the more complicated things like turn vaults and kongs you'll have an awesome feeling of adrenaline.  I did my first turn 3 weeks ago and I still get the same rush every time.  The deeper you get into it the more you'll fall in love man.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Stop the Bullshit campaign - Real Names
« on: February 24, 2009, 05:54:07 AM »
great idea.  and if anyone wants to still have your running name up there just put it in parenthesis like I'm doing.  (not that I'm being super original with that, but it works).  That way at meets and events people might still recognize your parkour name if they've read your entries.

Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: February 24, 2009, 05:47:13 AM »
When you want the cops to chase you just to see how good you really are....

Movement / Re: Precision
« on: February 21, 2009, 03:41:25 PM »
One more thing to add to that.  if you're precisioning onto a rail.  please for your own safety remember to never land flat-footed.  that's the quickest way to bail.  if you go just for a short precision until you have the landings down to your liking, then add more distance.  it's the same as every other conditioning we do as traceurs.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Has this happened to anyone else?
« on: February 21, 2009, 03:34:20 PM »
thanks a lot y'all.  Yeah like I said I'm about 3 months in and am now learning the signs that my body is exhausted before I even feel exhausted.  And I like the "kneecapitation" line.  I'm back to being able to do the tac-vault.  still intimidating at times but I can do it now.  thanks for all the help.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Has this happened to anyone else?
« on: February 20, 2009, 06:44:24 AM »
thanks man that helps.  yeah it's not from the injury because my knee was just fine about an hour after it happened.  Yesterday I went out and finally got my turn vault back.  now I just need to see if I can get the tac-vault back to a one-handed...

Parkour And Freerunning / Has this happened to anyone else?
« on: February 19, 2009, 05:25:03 AM »
A few days ago I was doing just standard workouts and learned how to do (don't know the actual name for it) what I was calling a tac-vault (tacking off a high wall perpindicular to the rail you're vaulting with one hand). I got it right the 1st time, then did it about 10 more times to make sure I had it then the group went to another part to train.  Before we left I tried the tac-vault one more time just as an exclamation point on the training day.  On that one I didn't lift my left leg high enough and busted my knee cap.

Long story shirt the next day I couldn't do the same vault again and had to go for it with both hands.  But, now I can't do turn vaults which were never a problem, and speed vaults and lazys are looking intimidating even on a waist high rail.

My question is... Has anyone else had this problem?  I'm only about 3 months into training and I'm wondering if my confidence is just shot or if I seriously messed up something in my leg and if anyone has any advice on how I can get back to where I was.  Any help is appreciated.

Movement / Re: Roll Pain
« on: January 21, 2009, 07:52:32 AM »
I have to agree with fox there also.  I tried believing people on it might hurt every now and then and kept doing my roll the same way now I have a severe torn muscle going from my shoulder down past my shoulder blade and have been out of serious training for around a month.  I've been able to change the role to even with my messed up shoulder it doesn't hurt anymore but it's definitely a good idea to find a technique that doesn't bother any part of you.  small adjustments every time.

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