So my name is Tony, I am 14 year old Freshman in High school and I live in Kansas. Me and a few of my friends are considering getting into parkour, but I'm making sure to get a good routine/plan going and set some good goals.
I am a little under average height, 5' 6". And a little underweight, Somewhere around 105-110 lbs. I am also trying to put on some weight, which I know requires a diet change. I normally eat a lot of protein, lays potato chips
, and drink A LOT of water. I generally stay away from milk because I was allergic to it until I was 5 and I still have a little distaste for it now. I'm willing to try it again, and new foods. I am lacking on vegetables, fruit, and the other goodies, which I hope to start correcting and start eating more of said goodies. My dinner throughout the week usually consists of: Pork, Chicken, Ham, Steak, Apple sauce, or when my parents dont feel like cooking, pancakes. I normally don't eat breakfast, which I know I need to start changing. I also don't eat very healthily for lunch, and I normally don't eat lunch on the weekends as well. My lunch consists of mostly snack foods like beef jerky, pretzels, graham crackers, licorice
. SO I NEED to change that, definitely.
As for my strength and endurance, I am generally fit. I can do around 25-40 pushups without stopping, 75-80ish sit-ups, 10-15 pull ups, I can run a mile in about 8 minutes. I want to know what I should be doing to increase my endurance and strength. I read a few of the articles on these forums and I learned that if you can do more than 10 of something, it's not building stength, rather endurance. I have also learned to set good quality goals with specific numbers and perhaps time/dates that I want it completed by and not just "I want to improve pushups."
I haven't thought of a plan/routine/schedule yet, but I plan to before Monday. With some help from the forums of course
I think I should be working strength/endurance 2 or 3 times a week, and be running a mile or a few a couple times a week.
I think some realistic goals for me to set are:
- Run a mile in 7:30
- Put on 5 pounds of muscle (Is this too low? I'm not quite an expert)
- Do 20 pull ups with good form
I think my schedule will be a little wavy but this is what I want as a basis:
Workout day, eat healthy
2 reps of 30-45 pushups (moving slowly)
2 reps of 11-13 pull ups (Moving slowly, but its a start)
2 reps of squats (How many is good?, I did 60 a few minutes ago but I'm not sure I did them right because I looked it up as well)
Rest day, eat healthy, maybe go for a little jog but not anything too big.
Workout day, eat healthy
Same thing as monday? Any ideas?
Rest day, same as tuesday
Running day, run for a mile and see how far into a second mile I can get without stopping and record time
Skills day, practice parkour skills
Maybe another running day, or skills day? Im not sure
Anyways, I hope I can start to get into this. It seems like something I'll really enjoy. Thanks!