The discipline of parkour is not intended in any way to be dangerous. Even the very definition of parkour that many of us use is the fastest, most efficient, and SAFEST way to traverse an environment.
It’s almost impossible to know how parkour affects you until it’s gone. For 4 months now, I haven’t been able to do anything involving my legs due to horrible Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS.) My doctor suggests it may be caused by overtraining of my quadriceps.
Introduction We very often neglect flexibility in our training, because the quests for strength and speed require so much of our attention. However, stretching and flexibility training have their place in parkour.
It’s getting to be that time of year again, the time of year where most traceurs go into hibernation due to the winter months. The lucky traceurs who live in California, Texas, Florida, or other relatively warm areas don’t have to worry about cold temperatures, or snow, inhibiting their training. Unfortunately, I am not one of those lucky traceurs. Here in Canada, I’ve had to deal with the cold since I’ve started training. During that time, I’ve heard a variety of…