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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« on: October 02, 2010, 11:55:09 AM »
I like to write down my goal for the workout before hand. It helps me remember to stay on task and accomplish what I needed to accomplish. Nothing big, just basic stuff like making sure I work toward correcting a certain aspect of a movement. However, there are days when I want to get a set amount of a particular vault done before I leave.

Post workout usually consists of me drinking a big glass of water, resting in my recliner, and then playing with my daughter.

Socialize / Re: The Halloween Costumes Thread
« on: October 02, 2010, 11:42:13 AM »
Get some Thai boxing shorts and an eyepatch and you can be Sagat.

Socialize / Re: The Halloween Costumes Thread
« on: October 02, 2010, 08:12:38 AM »
Going as Krillin would be freakin' hilarious.

Socialize / Re: Add Your Own Caption Contest 3.0!
« on: October 02, 2010, 08:09:19 AM »
"Who are you callin' a Cootie Queen you LINT LICKER!?"

Diet / Re: Alkaline Water?
« on: October 02, 2010, 07:54:18 AM »
Thanks for the info Mr. Low. I was hoping you'd see this topic.

Like I said, I won't be buying it. I know nothing about this type of stuff and it still didn't make any sense to me when she tried to explain it.

On the little brochure she handed me it was saying that by drinking their water you would essentially be making yourself immune to diseases of every kind. Cancer was their biggest claim. No shame...

What is really sad is that I know some people are going to show up to this little thing and invest in their water for the next 6 months.

Diet / Alkaline Water?
« on: October 02, 2010, 07:30:18 AM »
I was at a local market yesterday and the owner gave me a little brochure on this stuff. Never heard of it before then.

I would think that if there had been any real scientific studies proving the worth of this stuff it would be pretty well known. Regardless, I won't be paying extra money for something that my sink gives me already...

I'm curious if anyone here has ever tried it?

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: October 02, 2010, 07:22:03 AM »

So I tried my first workout modeled after a Hebert style PE workout.

Series 1
Walked/jogged 1 mile barefoot

Series 2
Pushups x 50 (20, 10, 10, 10)
Squats x 50 (20, 10, 10, 10)
I would do pushups first, then switch to squats. After squats I would go over and start lifting and then switch back to my next set of pushups again. I did this to keep my rest periods down to 0. It allowed me to keep going even on another workout.

Lifting - Lifted cinderblock and attempted to life my 80lb punching bag. Punching bag worked once...
Throw - Nice sized rock that I was able to throw with 1 hand. I would throw it with my right hand, across my body and then jog to it and do it again on the left side. I did this 12 times, or a total of 6 times on each side.

Series 3
Hanging from a tree limb for as long as possible. The tree limbs aren't completely straight so I would turn around and face the other direction so that both hands/arms got the same stress level. Then I did the same thing on 2 separate branches, both at different heights.

Balance Work - I had a 4x4 post and 2 cinderblocks. I stood both cinderblocks up and placed the post on the top hole of the cinderblocks. The blocks weren't very smooth so the post wobbled a bit while I stood on it. I thought this was probably better since it kept my center of balance moving the whole time and increased the work stress. Plus it was a lot of fun, lol.

After the balance work I went back to the tree and did pullups on uneven branches.

Series 4
Sprinted 40 yards barefoot.

So from here I was pretty much dead. The only real rest period I had the whole workout was when I was doing the balance work. Which i'm thinking was by design.

Tomorrow I plan on making it at least to the next Series.

For the 5th series, would it be acceptable to add QM or should I try to put that in with Series 3?

I've never done a workout like this so any help you guys can give me would be great.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: not even injuries stop this train
« on: September 29, 2010, 10:54:03 AM »
You should seriously see a doctor. I'm afraid for you. You could end up ruining your shoulder forever and never being able to practice parkour again.

You need to man up to the pain and go see a doc ASAP.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What's Your Favorite Move?
« on: September 29, 2010, 10:37:42 AM »
Kong to dash, like a kash?

Yeah. I have no idea why I didn't just write that, though...

Socialize / Re: im a cat person
« on: September 25, 2010, 11:12:13 AM »
You know what a panda has for lunch?

Yeah...they have bamboo.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What's Your Favorite Move?
« on: September 25, 2010, 11:10:51 AM »
I did a kong to dash vault in the gym. I don't have the guts to do it outside yet, though. It was a pretty awesome feeling doing something that I consider a more advanced move.

I am really partial to the "gallop" and "kong" methods of QM, too. I just think they are a lot of fun to do.

Training Journals / Re: Ash's Training Journal (Comments Welcome)
« on: September 25, 2010, 10:44:20 AM »
Damn you sound like you're getting strong!

I hope you get the one-arm pullup and keep us informed. That's a pretty amazing accomplishment that most don't have the dedication for(myself included).

Socialize / I'm pretty excited!
« on: September 25, 2010, 10:40:53 AM »
My wife, my daughter, and my in-laws are going camping tonight for the weekend. We decided we should take advantage of the great weather one more time before it gets cold. Today it is 74 and tomorrow it is suppose to be around 70 for the entire day.

The pictures on that site look pretty amazing. After seeing how much potential this place has for some badass workouts, I decided to dust off my old climbing shoes and find my chalk bag. I'm gonna see how I fare at bouldering now that i'm roughly 30lbs heavier than when I climbed.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« on: September 25, 2010, 06:08:25 AM »
Stop saying "my parkour" first of all. There isn't "my football" or "my muscle up". Football is football, a muscle up is a muscle up, parkour is parkour, and a rose by any other name...

THATS the point david is making. Believing something doesn't make it true. Personal truths have a small T. I can VIEW gravity however I want and it's still 32 ft per second. The individual does not change the system. THIS was my point on american education. You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake. You do not make the world. You live in a world that exists and the sooner you stop trying to make a tree grow by looking at it through binoculars the sooner we can grow the hell up as a society.

Fair enough. Overstated, but okay.

If you take the word "my" out of the sentence, it still means the same thing to most people. I think i've over analyzed the original question, though. The OP was probably asking a much more general question than I thought.

My apologies for unintentionally derailing the thread guys. My intention wasn't to start the discussion down the road of semantics so i'll remove myself from this for a bit.

Hull, Dave, look forward to reading your thoughts on this topic.

Socialize / Re: what should i do
« on: September 25, 2010, 05:58:02 AM »
Think of it as working for a trip where you get to spend time with people you love while also getting a chance to do some parkour in some of the best places in the world.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« on: September 25, 2010, 05:48:10 AM »
JCavin, words don't limit anything. Labels and definitions don't affect what they are attached to, all they do is describe.
What limits Parkour understanding in many people at the moment is the refusal to use words as an aid to understanding. Relying only on feelings and emotions and ignoring rational thought prevents us considering the past or future and gives us a very short-term view of the world.
To fully understand something you need to understand it both rationally and emotionally (consciously and subconsciously). For emotional understanding you need direct experience, but for rational understanding you need to think both before and after. Neither is complete without the other, because as humans we use both. That's why we've been so successful as a species.

Thanks for the reply Dave. It's always a pleasure reading your posts. Very insightful.

I think you've actually changed my mind in this.

To me, the problem isn't in the words themselves. It is in the people using those words, especially when they let their emotions rule them. I agree that words ARE necessary. However, I think that people rely on those words too much and it seems like it is very hard to describe, or define, something that is always changing.

For instance, how I describe my parkour now isn't necessarily how i'm going to describe it a year from now. But, maybe that's the point. Eh?

Movement / Re: I roll from my left shoulder. Uhh?
« on: September 24, 2010, 12:49:45 PM »
I can do a left side roll pretty well, but I don't think i'll ever get to the point that it feels as natural as my right side.

Hopefully you won't have to worry about that with your right side since you are right handed. Are you perhaps left foot dominant?

Socialize / Re: what does it take
« on: September 24, 2010, 11:51:56 AM »
I think that any physical activity that someone is wholly dedicated to will ALWAYS become holistic.

We are animals. We were meant to move. Most people just don't realize how completely intertwined our minds and our bodies are.

Once a person dedicates themselves to physical motion the way evolution has intended, they finally start to realize what it means to be a real human being.

These revelations naturally bleed over into all other aspects of their lives. It's like people are asleep at the wheel and finally waking up.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« on: September 24, 2010, 06:13:33 AM »
Oh look! A new topic! Oh wait...

I don't know why everyone tries so hard to define parkour and free running. Words have limits. When you attempt to define parkour using a keyboard, you limit parkour.

Who gives a shit about what people use as labels? Parkour is for me. What makes you think I give a damn what you, or anyone else, call it?

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