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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #180 on: October 30, 2008, 01:22:50 PM »
thats awsome, ill have to watch it sometime, same with district B-13,

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #181 on: October 30, 2008, 01:30:00 PM »
How long have you been doing Parkour?

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #182 on: October 30, 2008, 01:39:51 PM »
um about a year, i think, ive known about it for awhile, but havnt been doing it for that long

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #183 on: October 30, 2008, 01:46:47 PM »
I've know about it for a long time but I finally got the balls to try it. I got a group of friends in a team here in Seymour

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #184 on: October 30, 2008, 01:59:53 PM »
sweetness, ya it does take alittle to get into, but if you start out small it seems to get easier and easier

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #185 on: October 30, 2008, 02:03:12 PM »
I'm ready to give it my all

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #186 on: October 30, 2008, 02:08:49 PM »
thats good, cause it will take your "all" away if your not giving it your all, and it will not seem as fun( i know this cause my friend thought it was cool wanted to start, but he didnt want to train with anybody and was just doing it to show off)

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #187 on: October 30, 2008, 02:14:53 PM »
I'm gonna train my heart and soul...do you have any training tips?

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #188 on: October 30, 2008, 02:20:11 PM »
progress slowly and make sure you cant get something wrong, David Belle said "a bad traceur does somthing till he gets it right, a great traceur does somthing till he cant get it wrong" and its so true, and dont roll on concrete till your ready it hurts like nothing else

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #189 on: October 30, 2008, 02:27:58 PM »
I'll be sure to remember that

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #190 on: October 30, 2008, 02:37:20 PM »
ok that should help

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #191 on: October 31, 2008, 11:32:58 AM »
Hey Springfield, whats up today?

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #192 on: October 31, 2008, 01:02:09 PM »
HALLOWEEN!!!! well reformation day if you know what that is,

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #193 on: November 03, 2008, 08:57:39 AM »
This weekend shall be tons of fun :D

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #194 on: November 03, 2008, 03:28:43 PM »
TONS-O-FUN if i can go

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #195 on: November 06, 2008, 12:31:34 PM »
So since the beginning of this week, I've been doing 40 push-ups, 40 sit-ups, and 40 squat thrusts. Is this a good idea?

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #196 on: November 06, 2008, 02:22:05 PM »
of coarse, any work out is a good idea, the best idea would be to go all out all three maybe three days of the week, and then on tuesday and thursday do a lighter workout

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #197 on: November 06, 2008, 02:50:55 PM »
So since the beginning of this week, I've been doing 40 push-ups, 40 sit-ups, and 40 squat thrusts. Is this a good idea?

It all depends on where your skill level is at.  You should be pushing yourself if you want to see gains, so it could be that 40 pushups is a breeze or next to impossible.

Sit-ups are good (as far as I understand) for toning your body, but not so much for developing core strength.  I know that weightlifting squat and deadlift with proper form will cause MUCH higher strength gains in your core than just doing sit ups or good mornings.  Other exercises that require a lot of core strength (and will thus cultivate core strength if you try them) are the planche and L-sits.

Squat thrusts are good, but burpees are better.  They are basically squat thrusts with a pushup thrown in for good measure.  If you can do 40 squat thrusts in a row, then you're in pretty good shape.

Another thing you really want to bring into your training are pullups.  Upper body strength and conditioning is pretty vital to parkour, especially with things like climb ups and vaulting.  You can do pull ups a multitude of ways, but I've found that the most beneficial to most parkour movements is with your palms facing away from your body.  It engages your lats the most, while still stressing the biceps a little.

Obviously, I basically just pointed to the first part of the APK Warmup.  Doing the whole thing ought to get your blood pumping pretty nice, and I always do an abbreviated APK warmup before I lift.  Another thing to keep in mind is the importance of stretching after every workout.  Muse_Of_Fire wrote a great article on stretching and flexibility here.

We can talk about this more on Saturday, but until then: happy training!

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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #198 on: November 06, 2008, 02:56:46 PM »
the difference between pull-up and chin-up, is palm away pull-up, palm towards chin-up, i can do around 20 chin-ups, but i cant do that many pull-ups, its odd
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Re: Springfield MO
« Reply #199 on: November 06, 2008, 03:09:46 PM »
the difference between pull-up and chin-up, is palm away pull-up, palm towards chin-up, i can do around 20 chin-ups, but i cant do that many pull-ups, its odd


I don't understand it either, but for some reason it's easier to chin-up your bodyweight using primarily your arms then it is to pull-up your bodyweight with primarily your back.  That would be a good question for Chris or Steve.