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Training Journals / Re: Newbie Workouts
« on: February 16, 2010, 12:44:34 PM »
Thanks for the reply Dudley.

I've been thinking, and I guess it really doesn't make much sense for me to want to get into parkour without running. So, I guess the obvious answer would be to just suck it up and do it.

With that said, most of the running I do will probably be sprints.

I'll look up the Demon Drills later tonight when I have access to it. Unfortunately, Homeland Security has a pretty badass web blocker that won't allow me to visit most media sites.

Arkansas / Re: Parkour Classes
« on: February 16, 2010, 12:20:07 PM »
How much is the fee to join and participate up at Aspire?

Training Journals / Newbie Workouts
« on: February 16, 2010, 08:40:54 AM »
Hey guys.

I'm actually coming from a Starting Strength background. I'm sure a lot of you guys are familiar with Mark Rippetoe's program. If not, you should get aquainted.

I recently found out that i'm going to be doing a lot of transporting of detainees and such. Until then, I was only doing strength training with absolutely 0 cardio. I put on 55lbs in the course of getting a hell of a lot stronger, but I feel it was worth it.

I have a really high metabolism so cutting out the GOMAD and doing more cardio specific routines will likely have me down to a better weight within a few weeks.

So... i'm an avid hater of running. It is boring and I can never stick to it. I decided to look into some parkour stuff and I liked what I saw. I've had an interest in parkour ever since seeing Daniel Ilabaca on tv, back in the day. I'd really appreciate it if someone could direct me to a more parkour-oriented workout schedule for the days i'm not doing my squats. There seems to be a lot of different things on this website, but none of it seems too structured.

Mark Rippetoe has forever ingrained the importance of squatting into my soul, so you'll likely be seeing them at least twice a week. You just can't go wrong with them. Aside from squats, i'll also be doing bench press, overhead press, and deadlifts, though all less frequently than the squats.

Now, on to the good stuff.


Squats 215x3x5
Bench Press 175x3x5
QM - Lope, Alligator, Gallop, Alligator-Gallop Hybrid
Dips - 3x fatigue
Kipping Pullups 3x fatigue
On my next workout I think i'll add in some broad jumps and landing technique. I might add in some rolls, but those shouldn't be a problem due to lots of judo, aikido, and grappling rolling.

Aside from the exercises listed above, the only ones I can think of that would be useful would be burpees, squat-jumps to pullups, plyometric jumps, leg raises(or pretty much any other abdominal workouts), and lots of balance work.

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