WOD 4-13-15: Landing Practice

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson

APK WOD 4-13-15

Start with an APK Warm-Up

Landing Practice

The landing is the most important skill to master in Parkour. A safe, light, quiet landing will keep your joints healthy and allow you to practice Parkour for as long as you want. Landing with deficient form can lead to all sorts of overuse injuries from tendonitis in the knees to low back pain and ankle problems.

Practice a good landing from different heights. Begin on the ground and do a Tuck Jump 25 times. From there, do 10 landings from a slightly taller height, maybe 2 feet and continue in incriments of 6 inches. If the landing feels at all hard or uncomfortable, go back to the previous height. For an example of landing form check out this entry in the Parkour Dictionary.

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Finish up with a stretch