First-off I'd like to point out, so there is no confusion, that I had a hard time choosing the right forum to post this in, even with the help of this
. So I apologize if this is not on-topic of this forum.
(In my mind, this forum is under Fitness and Training, then General Fitness, so to me this made the most sense.)
This summer for me I've decided that I am going to build a training area to work out with basic exercises, but I want to build it geared towards Parkour.
I've also decided that I will mostly be making this our of wooden materials and maybe metal. The reason I say maybe with metal is because I live in the first sub-tropical climate in the United States (Southern Florida, I used to live in Michigan, actually.) And metal in the blazing sun would probably get too hot to touch. I recently got a new house with a quarter acre of land that I could do probably anything with, but there is not a lot of shade.
So I started to think, questioned myself "What could I build that would be geared towards Parkour?" And I came up with this:
Beautiful, right? Honestly despite my amazing
artwork, that to me is just pitiful. But I honestly can't think of much else. A wall? No idea.
From the picture, there are 3 things:
1. Pull-up Bar
- Pretty self-explanatory but not so much Parkour-related. I still want one though, haha.
2. Vaulting Bench
(at least what I will call it.)
- Just a sturdy bench that is maybe waist-high or a little lower to do various vaults over.
3. The Mushroom-looking Stepping Stones
- No, those are not mushrooms, they would be little dome/circle shaped pieces of wood attached to something that would anchor it into the ground, placed somewhat sporadically to run across thus training precision. I think it would help me for a situtation that involves jumping from a ledge onto another that is farther than a step away or running on things that don't have a very large surface area on top. (Poles.) If you need any clarification on that, feel free to ask.
I made this topic for feedback from Traceurs that can think of things I could build that would be geared towards Parkour. But I am definitely not looking the other way to things that would be nice to have just for exercise. Like the pull-up bar, I am open to a lot of ideas. A friend of mine thought of a wall that was around my height (6 feet.) but I honestly have no idea how I would build that.
I also want to make mostly everything out of wood since it's a good sturdy material that is cheap, but I don't know what I am going to use for bars such as in the pull-up bar. I can't use metal rods because they'll get too hot in the sun. I don't know of any other alternatives. Plastic maybe?
Any insight or help with this would be greatly appreciated and I'll post pictures and maybe even video of production once I get everything rolling.