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Title: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matthew Menze on December 14, 2007, 08:21:58 AM
Everyone of use has thought of something you can do in your spar time to train, walking along curbs, tensing the muscles in your hands for isometircs, opening doors with your fingertips...ect. So, I figure, why not make a big list for people looking for things they can do when their not training to improve themselves, even in a small way. So, post any little things you have found you can do in your day to day activities that helps you imrpove your skills in parkour.

1. Walking along curbs (Huge help for balance)
2. Iron Claw Hand Isometrics (ask for a picture if you don't know what I am talking about.
3. Taking steps two or three at a time (find it makes climbing stairs faster, and a bit of a leg exersize).
4. Opening doors with one or two fingertips (strengthens fingers)
5. Using your left hand instead of your right hand  , or vice versa(developes dexterity in your non dominate hand.)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Derek Klein [MIAPK] on December 14, 2007, 09:21:18 AM
Close your eyes while walking and try to keep in a straight line. Sidewalks are good cos there's usually grass on either side like bumpers :)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: hardcoretraceur on December 14, 2007, 09:55:34 AM
7. Hold your breath while walking/running and estimate how far you can get, exceed that distance
8. kong up the top of stairs
9. spin going up and down stairs
10. walk as silently as reasonable
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matthew Menze on December 14, 2007, 10:22:56 AM
The silent walking is a big one, can't believe I forgot that. It helps make everything you do smoother, and it's always nice realising how much quieter you are then other people after a few weeks of working at it.

11. Walk on the balls of your feet with your heels varying distences from the ground.
12. Walk with each foot being placed directly infront of the last (helps with balance because it gets you used to walking like that on railings)
13. Wrist stretches, you can do them anywhere, and strong flexible wrists are important for almost everything you do.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Mark Toorock on December 14, 2007, 10:34:01 AM
14. when I'm on a train I use my backpack as a finger exerciser, "curl" it up with each finger on each hand as many times as you can bear.
15. hang around ... grab a bar, bottom of stairs, anything and hang as long as you can from either hand or both
16 -stretch :) many stretches can be done without being socially akward - arms, hands / wrists / ankles calves
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: johnster988 on December 14, 2007, 12:15:40 PM
17) when walking towards couch or bed...jump over it or do a flip onto it.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Zachary Cohn on December 14, 2007, 01:32:59 PM
18) Identify two points in front of you. Estimate how many steps it will take to go from A to B. Vary the distances from 3-4 steps, to 50-60 steps.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 14, 2007, 01:44:22 PM
19. skip the elevator for the stairs, even if you have a hotel room on the 8th floor.
20. skip the grocery cart for the basket.
21. when going to a store that has carts, park near the farthest, most empty cast corrall.  vault over the bars.  then walk to the store.  during this walk you may incorporate any of the other relevant ideas here.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 14, 2007, 01:46:15 PM
wow. i butchered "cart corral."
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 14, 2007, 01:57:05 PM
22. practice standing on one foot (while doing dishes, while waiting for the bus, etc)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Charles Moreland on December 14, 2007, 01:59:28 PM
23. Handstands against wall while watching TV
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Moa on December 14, 2007, 02:22:23 PM
24. Wall sits instead of chairs
25. Run dont walk
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on December 14, 2007, 02:25:26 PM
24. Try balancing on the tips of your toes, not the balls of your feet. People in ballet know what I'm talking about.

25. walk/jog/run to school, friends house, work, etc.. instead of using a car.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Derek Klein [MIAPK] on December 14, 2007, 02:29:06 PM
26. Keep a gripper in your car.. Great stress relief when you're stuck in traffic
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Sat Santokh on December 14, 2007, 03:42:27 PM
27) strengthen your shins/ankles by flexing your toes up and down during class, work etc...
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 14, 2007, 03:47:51 PM
Work your lats using your kitchen sink, or bathroom sink, or any other counter top with a decent grip.  Starting from a catgrab position, pull yourself up while keeping your arms straight.  Here's a 1, 2, 3 visual of how this might look:

1:
(http://xb0.xanga.com/01dc7214d5537162662998/s122596496.jpg)

2:
(http://xa4.xanga.com/f40c761b55537162662999/s122596497.jpg)

3:
(http://x3d.xanga.com/9318254353548162663003/s122596500.jpg)



Position your feet to partially support your weight (i.e., don't put them flat up against the counter, but leave your heels on the ground), but try not to use your legs as leverage as much as possible.  Here's how I place my feet:

(http://x9b.xanga.com/096c151425631162663013/s122596508.jpg)

Having this little extra support A) saves your cabinets, and B) means your not having to pull up your full body weight.  This allows for:  more reps [and/or] focus on technique [and/or] very slow reps (for control and strength) [and/or] isometric holds at any point, etc., etc.  If you find they are too easy, try with one arm.  The possibilities are endless!

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Corey Cedeno on December 14, 2007, 04:54:53 PM
29.  Do a pull up on anything, anytime, everytime you can.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 14, 2007, 05:06:07 PM
29.  Do a pull up on anything, anytime, everytime you can.

Especially in doorways (assuming it can hold your weight... Always check first!).  That's a great way to work on grip and forearm strength!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matthew Menze on December 14, 2007, 05:30:10 PM
30. Visualization, anytime you think of it, imagine doing whatever skill you are currently working on. Imagine every aspect of the motion in perfect form, imagine how it feels to do it, what muscles you need to contract...ect. Every detail you can think of, imagine it. This is a huge part of learning skills, and the more you apply it, the more it helps. I also find it helps to think about it right before bed...You tend to dream of it then, which has the same effect.

Matt
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Ozzi on December 14, 2007, 06:33:43 PM

 I was about to talk about visualization also, most people dont think of it as a form of exercise but it helps you get moves faster. Obviously visualize the goods not the bads.

 - Precision on to anything, regardless of distance (sidewalks are you approach, little wall those with plants on it, big rocks randomly on the street, curves etc)

 - when going somewhere like the store, ATM whatever. Walk with a semi fast stead yet relaxed pace, and vault little obstacles, rails, little walls, without running to it, just keeping the same walking pace. Try not to stutter your feet, and keep the momentum as you go. Like walking PK, keeping your body relaxed and trying not to use much energy, you should not breath heaily. Take it as a meditation PK. It will help you really find what muscles to use to conserve energy and keep you fresh.

 - walk on grass/sand not concrete. Good for calfs.

 - Always train your mind with what you see around you if you are not trainning. I think we all do that anyway.

 
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on December 15, 2007, 09:21:28 PM
31.) Drink water instead of soda.

32.) Have a "Swear Word Punishment" - example s$#t = 5 divebomber pushups, f$#k = 5 handstand pushups, a$$ = 15 squats.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: AfroBandit on December 15, 2007, 09:56:00 PM
33. meditate...be one with your surroundings... listen to your surorundings... feel your surroundings "spiritiually"...

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Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on December 15, 2007, 10:18:34 PM
28) Think about your posture as much as you can. Correct it as neccisary.

but also, what would balancing on your toes do?
It is KNOWN that years of ballet will f- up your feet...that's not progression...
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Pfflyeers on December 16, 2007, 05:57:33 AM
If your ever walking home with your friend from school play a game a tag and use your parkour to escape him or do this with a friend that is more experienced in pk and do the same thing and if he catchs you that means you need to work on your pk.Also don't go over your limits stick to stuff you can do.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Holland Wilson on December 16, 2007, 07:29:15 PM
36) Walk normally, but look for markings or cracks or leaves on the sidewalk or floor, and attempt to calculate which foot will land on it and whether you'll hit it with your toes, ball or heel. Walk steadily, and try to hit it with that part of the foot. Without changing pace sharply, it's hard (if not impossible) to hit everything in a manner decided arbitrarily by yourself, so you have to determine which part of which foot has the greatest chance of hitting it and subtly change your pace and heading. I've been trying this since I read Demon's Drill about always training, and earlier tonight I managed for the first time to do a whole series of this in a row with reasonable success (sometimes I stepped with the ball of my foot on something that I calculated I'd step on with my toes.)

37) Run on a sidewalk so that you only step once on each section.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: johnster988 on December 16, 2007, 07:39:06 PM
38) Ocassionally try to move around your house/school/ area without touching the ground/grass/desks or whatever else happens to be around you

39) whenever you see any obstacle at all think about how you would get over it and how many different ways past it there are then try it out and see if you could do what you previously imagined
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: hardcoretraceur on December 17, 2007, 01:06:30 AM
38) Ocassionally try to move around your house/school/ area without touching the ground/grass/desks or whatever else happens to be around you


(http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/100602/the-floor-is-made-of-lava.gif)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JBF28 on December 17, 2007, 07:31:46 AM
damned scholar good one, thats one of those things ive just been doin naturally since i could walk
40) when ur sitting around at school not paying attention, slouch down a little, and then hold ur back about an inch or two off the seatback, ur abs will burn within minutes.  make sure ur back is straight though, and when ur done, go back to that good posture.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on December 17, 2007, 10:18:06 AM
28) Think about your posture as much as you can. Correct it as neccisary.

but also, what would balancing on your toes do?
It is KNOWN that years of ballet will f- up your feet...that's not progression...

I did not know that.

41. QM over anything. even if you just need to go to the bathroom. QM into the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc...
42. when your just standing somewhere(school lunch line perhaps) do calf raisers, and shin raisers.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Derek Klein [MIAPK] on December 18, 2007, 02:56:25 AM
43. Deep horse stance (from martial arts) feet a little further than shoulders, squat until thighs are parallel to the ground, make sure you keep good posture, hold and increase amount of time thru practice.

IMPROPER ballet training will mess up your feet. Instructors don't let an inexperienced pupil go on point until they're ready, when the feet have become strong enough
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Charles Moreland on December 18, 2007, 03:23:20 AM
44. Draw a picture. It doesn't have to be amazing. Push your creative thinking and expand your imagination.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: BobT on December 18, 2007, 10:45:07 AM
45.  Ascend/descend staircases without using the stairs.  Give the bystanders a big grin when they catch you doing this ;D (One word of caution: works nice in office buildings, but I wouldn't trust my bannister at home :P).
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: BobT on December 18, 2007, 10:47:06 AM
oh yeah...

46.  If you have to use the stairs, descend them 2-3 at a time.  It really teaches you to trust your foot placement.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 18, 2007, 03:44:24 PM
oh yeah...

46.  If you have to use the stairs, descend them 2-3 at a time.  It really teaches you to trust your foot placement.

I started doing this in college when I saw a friend do it.  It took several months for me to be able to do it as quickly and confidently as he did it.  This exercise really is amazing for foot placement and body awareness!  Now I can fly down the stairs.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Charlie" Frontflip" Chase on December 18, 2007, 04:46:40 PM
47. If you have a counter that has a corner( like it looks like a L), use the sides of the counters to do dips.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: johnster988 on December 18, 2007, 07:35:07 PM
48) instead of staying indoors during heavy rain/snow go outside and practice in the different conditions because if you get good at doing parkour in the slippery rain you will be that much better in normal dry conditions but still be safe
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alissa J. Bratz on December 18, 2007, 07:58:22 PM
49) When navigating through a crowd, as in during passing time at a school or a mass exodus from a concert or other event, try to be quick while being as minimally disruptive as possible. Practice dodging traffic. Try not to brush or bump up against anyone with any part of your body while still trying to pass most of the crowd in a quick way.

50) While sitting or standing still, practice foot articulation: flex and point the feet, make the "Barbie foot" (foot arched, toes flexed), write the alphabet in the air with your foot, using your ankle; crunch up and then spread out your toes, try to wiggle each toe independently, try to make circles with each toe individually; stand on a washcloth or small towel and try to crunch the whole thing under your foot by using only your toes to bunch it up in sections; then push it back out to flat with your toes.

51) Balance/proprioception. While waiting in line or for a bus, practice shifting the weight onto different balance points of the foot. Try to see how well you can balance on a dime-sized point only on your heel, little toe joint, big toe joint, etc. Feel how many places there are on the foot that will support your balance. See what happens when you move your limbs around while doing this.

52) Balance. Get a soft exercise ball about the size of a baseball, as is used in physical therapy (there should be some "give" to it). Try balancing on this ball on one foot. See how well you do standing on the ball of the foot, with the exercise ball in the arch, etc. Can also be done with a "Bosu" or balance board.

53) Balance. Stand on one foot with eyes closed. Progress up to moving the free leg around (bent) when this is easy, and then a straight leg. Can also have a friend gently nudge/push you in a direction to see how you correct in response to pressure.

Re: balancing on the toes... do NOT do it without proper training. However there is something to be said for developing balance on a small portion of the feet (i.e. 3/4 pointe) and the ankle stability required to do so. Standing on full pointe, however, provides little benefit to your parkour that you can't get from simple working in demi- and 3/4 pointe. It is my understanding that most rock climbers work on this anyway, for when they have to find a hold on a narrow ledge, etc. Essentially, unless you plan to do pointe work in ballet, there is really no reason to train the feet beyond 3/4 pointe for parkour. Levenex has it right. I have been doing pointe work for 15 years and my feet are fine because I started appropriately and had good training and well-fitted shoes.

As an aside... among the training ideas already posted, meditation and hot lava are among my favorites. :)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on December 19, 2007, 05:46:03 AM
Always a pleasure to have one of your post in the thread Muse.
And all of a sudden... I am jealous of Mr. Muse. lol
Good Post.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matthew Menze on December 19, 2007, 06:08:32 AM
Hey Muse, can you explain to me the different pointe variations? I really wish I knew what you where talking about so I could start practicing them. Haha.

Thanks,
Matt
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on December 19, 2007, 06:14:27 AM
Hey Muse, can you explain to me the different pointe variations? I really wish I knew what you where talking about so I could start practicing them. Haha.

Thanks,
Matt

All of a sudden... Me too.   ::)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Jake Meyer on December 19, 2007, 10:34:17 AM
All of a sudden I hear the Police playing Don't Stand So Close To Me...

Teacher humor I guess.  :)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 19, 2007, 04:51:27 PM
There are a lot of ideas here for training the "be strong" part... How about some more more for the "to be useful" part?

54.  Be aware of those around you.  If you see someone needing help (their arms are full and they're approaching a door, for example), offer a helping hand.  Open the door for people.  Do you have an elderly neighbor who may have a hard time shoveling their driveway?  Offer to do it for them when it snows.  For free.  (They're probably living on social security...)

55. Be aware of your surroundings-- in the "useful" sense, not the "parkour" sense.  Did someone leave their trash?  Throw it away for them.  Did someone not push a chair back in?  Do it for them.  Do you see a potential hazard (i.e., something someone might trip over)?  Move it out of the way.  (And all without grumbling)


These two exercises go a long way to train your "Traceur's Eye" to not merely see the world around you for how it could benefit you (i.e., your Parkour skills), but how you could benefit the world around you, and thus "be strong to be useful."



Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: johnster988 on December 19, 2007, 06:25:47 PM
There are a lot of ideas here for training the "be strong" part... How about some more more for the "to be useful" part?

54.  Be aware of those around you.  If you see someone needing help (their arms are full and they're approaching a door, for example), offer a helping hand.  Open the door for people.  Do you have an elderly neighbor who may have a hard time shoveling their driveway?  Offer to do it for them when it snows.  For free.  (They're probably living on social security...)

55. Be aware of your surroundings-- in the "useful" sense, not the "parkour" sense.  Did someone leave their trash?  Throw it away for them.  Did someone not push a chair back in?  Do it for them.  Do you see a potential hazard (i.e., something someone might trip over)?  Move it out of the way.  (And all without grumbling)


These two exercises go a long way to train your "Traceur's Eye" to not merely see the world around you for how it could benefit you (i.e., your Parkour skills), but how you could benefit the world around you, and thus "be strong to be useful."





we need more girls around to think like that because i dont think any guys wuld think of that and those are 2 very good things to do
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alissa J. Bratz on December 19, 2007, 07:30:06 PM
Laurie, awesome points. :)

Speaking of pointes (oh noez! Your puns are rubbing off on me!)... to answer your questions, fellas:

Demi-pointe (http://www.med.nyu.edu/hjd/harkness/images/full_demipointe.jpg)
3/4 pointe (http://45.img.v4.skyrock.com/451/danse34130/pics/272852329.jpg)... this was hard to find a picture of; basically you're standing as high up on the big toe as you can without being on full pointe. Most of the weight is supported on the large pad of the big toe. In both positions the ankle is solid, not wobbly, and the leg muscles are fully engaged all the way up to the core.

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 19, 2007, 07:57:43 PM
Plus 1 for the pun, Muse.   ;D  FTP!

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: ruskiman on December 20, 2007, 06:16:14 AM
56. Jump (not vault) over anything and everything.  Keep stacking pillows on top to see how high you can go. Doesn't necessarily have to be a two footed launch, find a way to jump that allows you to clear the most height. It gets fun when there is not enough room to do a run up (aka college dorm)

57. Might have been mentioned before, but Ill say it again just in case. Practice moving and landing SILENTLY. Find situations where you can sneak by people without them hearing you. You can also practice silent precisions, where you try to keep the take off and landing a silent as possible.

58. Climb stuff.

59. Try to walk as naturally as possible while walking on a curb, or other small path that requires balancing.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: johnster988 on December 20, 2007, 04:16:48 PM
57. Might have been mentioned before, but Ill say it again just in case. Practice moving and landing SILENTLY. Find situations where you can sneak by people without them hearing you. You can also practice silent precisions, where you try to keep the take off and landing a silent as possible.

i was practicing moving silently and i had crept downstairs only to find my sister being "felt up" by her boyfriend (shudders to think about it)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Derek Klein [MIAPK] on December 20, 2007, 04:56:56 PM
And you beat the crap out of him, right?
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Derek Klein [MIAPK] on December 20, 2007, 05:00:08 PM
Sorry my little sister had that problem one time
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Patrick Holten (Denver Family) Flux Freerunning on December 20, 2007, 05:01:21 PM
60) Walk on your toes and or heels to strengthen your shins and calves.

61) while walking down the side walk, try to jump  and spin 360 degrees while going forwards a few feet, giving you better body control and awareness!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Charlie" Frontflip" Chase on December 20, 2007, 05:39:14 PM
62) Make rule for yourself. Like if you want to make lunch do 10 push ups, or if you want to save a video game to 10 sit ups. This works good for me and gets me more training in the day because i am a video game addict so i wind up doing alot of pushups because of it.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: johnster988 on December 20, 2007, 05:52:39 PM
And you beat the crap out of him, right?

ha naw hes a nice guy and they will prolly get married...not to mention the fact that hes jacked so i woudnt be able to if my life depended on it
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 20, 2007, 05:55:15 PM

61) while walking down the side walk, try to jump  and spin 360 degrees while going forwards a few feet, giving you better body control and awareness!

This is also a great way to practice being inconspicuous!   :-Sarcasm


Laurie, awesome points. :)

Speaking of pointes (oh noez! Your puns are rubbing off on me!)...

Ah hahaha!  You really raised the "barre" on that one, Muse!   ;D
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on December 21, 2007, 07:22:15 AM
Yeah back in the day two years ago.
I was at my aunt's house with my cousin playing video games, and smoking cigarettes just chilling.
And my little cousin Carrie, my sister Autumn, and this guy Cody came in through the front door.
They went upstairs and me and my cousin are on ALERT!
So after what seemed like forever, (it was like a half hour but still I couldn't keep my eyes off the stairs. It felt like forever!) my cousin Carrie came downstairs... I kinda overreacted and said "YOU LEFT THEM UP THERE ALONE?@!"
Thinking she's the actress of the century she goes "Who?" lol wtf?
so I ran all over my aunts house and looked through every room upstairs.
Carries window was open.. AHA! They went next door to my house... BY this time I'm pissed as hell ready to rip doors of hinges, I run over to my house with my cousin, and look throughout my whole house, I checked the garage last, and my cousin checked the computer room.
He said all he heard before the garage door shut was "I'm gonna kill you!" (door shuts)

What happened was, I saw this guy "Cody" feeling my sister up wow! Adrenaline, energy, and a whole bunch of pissed off I have never experienced in my life scared the shit outta him and he jumped off her quicker than a fat kid eating cake I then proceeded to throw out all of my human civility and pound him into a pile of bruised, bloody, crying meat.
Then I proceeded to the kitchen to grab a knife(this is where I became human again) decided against it and kicked him out of the house throwing him into the street.

I understand most of you now think I'm a little disturbed, but that was two years ago when I was a pissed off kid mad at everyone and everything. I'm safe to be around now...  ;D

I just felt like showing you how good of a big brother I am... and no matter happens I got your back guys!... lol
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Sat Santokh on December 21, 2007, 08:17:59 AM
60) Walk on your toes and or heels to strengthen your shins and calves.

Walking on your heels could damage your knees and hips.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 21, 2007, 05:18:30 PM
Yeah back in the day two years ago.
I was at my aunt's house with my cousin playing video games, and smoking cigarettes just chilling.
And my little cousin Carrie, my sister Autumn, and this guy Cody came in through the front door.
They went upstairs and me and my cousin are on ALERT!
So after what seemed like forever, (it was like a half hour but still I couldn't keep my eyes off the stairs. It felt like forever!) my cousin Carrie came downstairs... I kinda overreacted and said "YOU LEFT THEM UP THERE ALONE?@!"
Thinking she's the actress of the century she goes "Who?" lol wtf?
so I ran all over my aunts house and looked through every room upstairs.
Carries window was open.. AHA! They went next door to my house... BY this time I'm pissed as hell ready to rip doors of hinges, I run over to my house with my cousin, and look throughout my whole house, I checked the garage last, and my cousin checked the computer room.
He said all he heard before the garage door shut was "I'm gonna kill you!" (door shuts)

What happened was, I saw this guy "Cody" feeling my sister up wow! Adrenaline, energy, and a whole bunch of pissed off I have never experienced in my life scared the shit outta him and he jumped off her quicker than a fat kid eating cake I then proceeded to throw out all of my human civility and pound him into a pile of bruised, bloody, crying meat.
Then I proceeded to the kitchen to grab a knife(this is where I became human again) decided against it and kicked him out of the house throwing him into the street.

I understand most of you now think I'm a little disturbed, but that was two years ago when I was a pissed off kid mad at everyone and everything. I'm safe to be around now...  ;D

I just felt like showing you how good of a big brother I am... and no matter happens I got your back guys!... lol

What's sort of funny to me (but mostly ironic) is that guys feel this way about their own sister... and yet guys (who have sisters) treat women this way...  Don't you ever think that your girlfriend is someone's sister, too?   ::) ;)





Anyways, back on topic... 

63) We all do this anyways, but it's a great mental exercise:  If you're a passenger in a moving vehicle, imagine you're a traceur running along the side of the road (pretend you can run really fast).  How would you keep up?  Even better:  How would you keep up without touching the ground?  This trains your mental reflexes in assessing your environment, making split-second decisions, and problem-solving.

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Pfflyeers on December 21, 2007, 06:56:13 PM
64.)I know some of us do this while playing videogames especially me while playing halo 3 but anyway i always move up if i'm looking up and i jump if my halo guy jumps but anyway the thing you guys could is if your relaxing on your couch or wherever just zone out and imagine that your at this place you've never seen and has awsome architecture and your pulling out moves you've only dreamed of and your doing great after that when you wake up it realy gets you pumped i know for a fact it helped me visualized things better in everyday life hope this helps.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Mike "Pyro" Araujo on December 22, 2007, 12:20:09 PM
Yeah back in the day two years ago.
I was at my aunt's house with my cousin playing video games, and smoking cigarettes just chilling.


Smokin's bad Mkay
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on December 22, 2007, 01:18:11 PM
Yeah back in the day two years ago.
I was at my aunt's house with my cousin playing video games, and smoking cigarettes just chilling.
And my little cousin Carrie, my sister Autumn, and this guy Cody came in through the front door.
They went upstairs and me and my cousin are on ALERT!
So after what seemed like forever, (it was like a half hour but still I couldn't keep my eyes off the stairs. It felt like forever!) my cousin Carrie came downstairs... I kinda overreacted and said "YOU LEFT THEM UP THERE ALONE?@!"
Thinking she's the actress of the century she goes "Who?" lol wtf?
so I ran all over my aunts house and looked through every room upstairs.
Carries window was open.. AHA! They went next door to my house... BY this time I'm pissed as hell ready to rip doors of hinges, I run over to my house with my cousin, and look throughout my whole house, I checked the garage last, and my cousin checked the computer room.
He said all he heard before the garage door shut was "I'm gonna kill you!" (door shuts)

What happened was, I saw this guy "Cody" feeling my sister up wow! Adrenaline, energy, and a whole bunch of pissed off I have never experienced in my life scared the shit outta him and he jumped off her quicker than a fat kid eating cake I then proceeded to throw out all of my human civility and pound him into a pile of bruised, bloody, crying meat.
Then I proceeded to the kitchen to grab a knife(this is where I became human again) decided against it and kicked him out of the house throwing him into the street.

I understand most of you now think I'm a little disturbed, but that was two years ago when I was a pissed off kid mad at everyone and everything. I'm safe to be around now...  ;D

I just felt like showing you how good of a big brother I am... and no matter happens I got your back guys!... lol

What's sort of funny to me (but mostly ironic) is that guys feel this way about their own sister... and yet guys (who have sisters) treat women this way...  Don't you ever think that your girlfriend is someone's sister, too?   ::) ;)





Anyways, back on topic... 

63) We all do this anyways, but it's a great mental exercise:  If you're a passenger in a moving vehicle, imagine you're a traceur running along the side of the road (pretend you can run really fast).  How would you keep up?  Even better:  How would you keep up without touching the ground?  This trains your mental reflexes in assessing your environment, making split-second decisions, and problem-solving.



I treat my girlfriends very well... lol actually my ex's brother and me were pretty tight together... lol
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on December 22, 2007, 05:37:22 PM
yeah, ok...this is getting off topic


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60) Walk on your toes and or heels to strengthen your shins and calves.

Walking on your heels could damage your knees and hips.


Although walking on your heels is bad, balancing on heels can help build up your tibialis anteriors.  Every muscle group is only as strong as the opposing muscle...so balancing on your heels can help to counter balance building just your calves...
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Corey Cedeno on December 23, 2007, 02:00:08 PM
64)  Only touch Green tiles!

I was at the grochery store last night and I decided that I was only going to touch the Green tile squares and not the blue or white ones.  Some were only a foot or two apart and it was easy, then I'd have to do 8 foot gaps while managing a shopping cart (too much food for a hand basket Laurie (your #20 rule)).
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alta on December 23, 2007, 09:30:03 PM
65) Find a tree/building/rock face that makes you use shoten in order to reach the branch/crack or whatever.

66) Jaguar walk [crawling low on hands and feet]

67) Cartwheels, or any other flip with eyes closed.

68) Rolling then jumping up very quickly and flipping.

69) Walking around the house with no feet.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Henry Tran on December 23, 2007, 11:56:20 PM
Oni...how would you do 69? Do you saw them off or something  :P
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Samuel96 on December 24, 2007, 08:45:08 AM
69 only for those insane ppl.  :P
70) build a muscle up assisting machinelike a trapeze with a pulley thing on the side so you can hook up weight and stand  on a plank and muscle up below your weight.
71) walk backwards
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Sat Santokh on December 24, 2007, 09:09:49 AM
72) quadrupedal movement in your house
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alta on December 24, 2007, 09:34:17 AM
Oni...how would you do 69? Do you saw them off or something  :P

Oh, heh... I meant walk on your hands. But, if you wanna cut off your feet too then go for it!  ;D

73) Climb a tree then jump over to another one.

74) When you see two walls about five/six feet apart try to do the wall splits all the way up.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Moa on December 24, 2007, 11:04:53 AM
Once we reach 101 what do we do?
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alta on December 24, 2007, 11:18:01 AM
Make a new topic saying "202 ways to Train Anytime"?  :P
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matthew Menze on December 24, 2007, 11:24:22 AM
Politely ask a moderator to rename the thread.

Matt
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: John [sss24] Chadwell on December 24, 2007, 01:31:33 PM
hey, laurie i dont think it would be possible if you are going 80 mph down the highway
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: John [sss24] Chadwell on December 24, 2007, 01:35:10 PM
Oni...how would you do 69? Do you saw them off or something  :P
1 word-handstands ;D
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: John [sss24] Chadwell on December 24, 2007, 01:53:30 PM
Regarding all the imagination things-there is a book by Robert Moss called-The Three ''Only'' things(Imagination, dreams, and coincedence) but it says that one-''thoughts are actions and produce results''. And two-''there is a place of imagination and it is entirely real''. you can buy the book at amazon.com its really good and really open you up to things that were once closed.

75)spare with your dad(i have alot-just dont make him mad)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Samuel96 on December 24, 2007, 02:12:43 PM
76) jump from your house to tramaline and roll
ot jk 77)walk on your tounge, then eyeballs
real 77) do cat grabs onto your fridge
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: schuby on December 24, 2007, 03:39:49 PM
Ninja that last one would be awesome except for the fact that I'm prolly heavy enough to tip my fridge over. Or rip the door off. And that would be bad  ;D
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Samuel96 on December 24, 2007, 03:40:40 PM
sorry for the double post.
78)turn vault a ledge rail, go into a hands only hags then climb back up
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: descalco on December 24, 2007, 03:50:22 PM
79. Concentrate on using the inside part of your foot when you walk. Don't let your weight fall onto the outside. By inside, I mean if you are standing with feet parallel, place the weight on the part of the foot closest to the other foot. If that makes any sense.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Samuel96 on December 24, 2007, 10:44:29 PM
80) do parkour
b u m p
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: chipset on December 27, 2007, 10:14:01 PM
81) Come late to your bus and have to sprint 400m to catch the abovementioned bus (the bastard stops briefly but escapes before you can reach it).
Happened today and I didn't catch the goddamn bus :(
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Acewall on December 28, 2007, 04:53:41 AM
^^
Happened to me last week. I was coming home from a basketball practice andf it was real late. As soon as I saw the bus it started to pull away, so I started running. I caught up to it, knocked on the door, and the driver shook his head and pulled away.  >:( >:( >:( 
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: chipset on December 28, 2007, 11:42:13 PM
I find it real crazy that I use running for very practical purposes daily actually. I mean, common, 21st century and I still have to run not for exercise? :)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alissa J. Bratz on December 30, 2007, 06:44:26 PM
82) Think of an obstacle that challenges you, and/or a movement that is difficult for you. Now imagine that you have to teach someone else how to do it in less than a week. Design your "lesson plans" for the week. How would you break that movement down? How would you convey the technique? Now, imagine that that person is you. Go through your teaching sessions in your mind every chance you get. Try them in "real life" as soon as you can get out to train. When not training, be the teacher in your mind and visualize.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alta on December 30, 2007, 08:39:09 PM
When you're in the shower, doing dishes, etc. do toe lifts..
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Samuel96 on January 01, 2008, 11:56:30 AM
83) Purposely be almost late for something.
84) HOT LAVA!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alta on January 01, 2008, 01:06:12 PM
Sorry, I forgot to put the number by my last post, so... sorry.

We're actually on 85.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Moa on January 01, 2008, 01:07:48 PM
82) Think of an obstacle that challenges you, and/or a movement that is difficult for you. Now imagine that you have to teach someone else how to do it in less than a week. Design your "lesson plans" for the week. How would you break that movement down? How would you convey the technique? Now, imagine that that person is you. Go through your teaching sessions in your mind every chance you get. Try them in "real life" as soon as you can get out to train. When not training, be the teacher in your mind and visualize.
My god muse this on is brilliant. I think I will use this every time I train from now on.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: mazik on January 03, 2008, 11:48:39 AM
85) open the fridge with your left or right feet
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: SpearMonkey on January 04, 2008, 06:34:35 PM
82) Think of an obstacle that challenges you, and/or a movement that is difficult for you. Now imagine that you have to teach someone else how to do it in less than a week. Design your "lesson plans" for the week. How would you break that movement down? How would you convey the technique? Now, imagine that that person is you. Go through your teaching sessions in your mind every chance you get. Try them in "real life" as soon as you can get out to train. When not training, be the teacher in your mind and visualize.
My god muse this on is brilliant. I think I will use this every time I train from now on.

I gotta admit, that is a really good idea, I am definitely gonna use this from now on  ;D
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on January 05, 2008, 01:39:02 PM
Guys!  Check out this random site I just stumbled upon!  It's got a bunch of great (or at least humorous) training ideas for around the house (perfect for those exceptional cold/snowy/rainy days).

House Gymnastics (http://www.housegymnastics.com/)

If nothing else, at least enjoy the website.  And maybe it will give you some ideas (especially you trickers ;) ).
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on January 05, 2008, 05:35:38 PM
Good post Laurie, I like it!!  +1  ;D
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Pendengra1 on January 06, 2008, 04:17:33 PM
86) carry a tennis ball around and use your fingertips to squeeze it 100 times a day, until you can pop it
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Pendengra1 on January 12, 2008, 01:18:07 PM
87. Play the floor is lava game!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on January 12, 2008, 01:30:47 PM
87. Play the floor is lava game!

already been suggested.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Pendengra1 on January 13, 2008, 11:54:25 AM
crap, sorry. i thought i looked through them all and i didn't see the floor is lava. i'll try for something else
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: bob smith on January 13, 2008, 01:59:46 PM
87. play tag through out your neighborhood
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Ryan Ford on January 13, 2008, 07:02:55 PM
88. sleep on your back rather than your stomach or side. this keeps the body better aligned and preserves ankle flexibility.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Tsingle93 on January 17, 2008, 06:55:11 PM
89. Vault over your couch when you're going to watch tv!

I'm new to parkour, been doing light conditioning/practicing the roll for like 2 weeks and I am trying to learn my first vault (the speed vault- that's the best one to learn first, right?) by vaulting over my 3 foot 5 height and 3 foot 8 length (including cushions) couch. Every time I start vaulting over it, I get the vault down by about my 5th mess up which are usually just landing on the cushion after jumpin over, not the carpet. Hurt my knee today doing it lol, I got a little excited and didnt really think just kept vaulting it so I ended up banging my knee on it and flying onto the carpet lol. didnt rly hurt tho, just a bit o blood. nyways, dunno if this will be helpful to people, cuz I am a 100 pound middle schooler so I dunno if couch would b broken by u buff guys out there :D. nyways just tryin to help, if nyone has any tips for me starting out please message me or comment back, not sure completely how the site works yet. thinkin about buying the tribe tutorial dvd, is it right for me?

- To risk is to learn
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on January 17, 2008, 07:09:47 PM
89. Vault over your couch when you're going to watch tv!

I'm new to parkour, been doing light conditioning/practicing the roll for like 2 weeks and I am trying to learn my first vault (the speed vault- that's the best one to learn first, right?) by vaulting over my 3 foot 5 height and 3 foot 8 length (including cushions) couch. Every time I start vaulting over it, I get the vault down by about my 5th mess up which are usually just landing on the cushion after jumpin over, not the carpet. Hurt my knee today doing it lol, I got a little excited and didnt really think just kept vaulting it so I ended up banging my knee on it and flying onto the carpet lol. didnt rly hurt tho, just a bit o blood. nyways, dunno if this will be helpful to people, cuz I am a 100 pound middle schooler so I dunno if couch would b broken by u buff guys out there :D. nyways just tryin to help, if nyone has any tips for me starting out please message me or comment back, not sure completely how the site works yet. thinkin about buying the tribe tutorial dvd, is it right for me?

- To risk is to learn

I actually learned a Kash first, I tried to Kong on my couch, and found out I was doing a kash not a kong, but oh well. lol
I like to kong more so I practiced and practiced it a lot and finally got it down, now I just need better form. lol

I think the lazy vault is easiest to learn, but thats just me
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on January 17, 2008, 08:15:36 PM
yeah, i learned the lazy vault totally on accident.  i don't even remember what i was going for, and i had no idea what a lazy vault was.  it just seemed the most natural way to vault. 
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Rebecca Myers on January 20, 2008, 02:40:03 PM
Dunno what vault I learned, but I learned it, sort of, haha.

90. Try drawing on paper the progression of any move in parkour, even with stick figures. It helps if you see a move broken down, and then go do it.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on January 20, 2008, 03:36:04 PM
91. Take hallucinogens like acid, and pretend you're a master traceur, and visualize yourself running around town. Probably should have your friends tie you down to something so that you don't go out and actually try.

92. Climb over everything, move over, under, through everything, don't attempt to try any techniques.
Just see how your body naturally deals with obstacles. (this tip stolen from Muse, props go to her)

Edit: I had to edit my numbers, cause earlier I could count.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Rebecca Myers on January 20, 2008, 05:37:01 PM
STOOOLEN
Drugs stolen from schuby, obviously, haha.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Tsingle93 on January 21, 2008, 09:49:49 AM
Dunno what vault I learned, but I learned it, sort of, haha.

90. Try drawing on paper the progression of any move in parkour, even with stick figures. It helps if you see a move broken down, and then go do it.
lol paddy u went from 90 to
100. Take hallucinogens like acid, and pretend you're a master traceur, and visualize yourself running around town. Probably should have your friends tie you down to something so that you don't go out and actually try.

101. Climb over everything, move over, under, through everything, don't attempt to try any techniques.
Just see how your body naturally deals with obstacles. (this tip stolen from Muse, props go to her)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Moa on January 21, 2008, 11:58:03 AM
obviously because of the hallucinogins
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Samuel96 on January 21, 2008, 12:02:56 PM
93) visualize a run
94) train your body to relax, as this will help with the "fluid as water" (not by me)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on January 21, 2008, 05:45:35 PM
91) visualize a run
92) train your body to relax, as this will help with the "fluid as water" (not by me)

fix your numbers dude! lol
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Yixin (pronounced ee-shin) on January 21, 2008, 05:56:14 PM
31.) Drink water instead of soda.

32.) Have a "Swear Word Punishment" - example s$#t = 5 divebomber pushups, f$#k = 5 handstand pushups, a$$ = 15 squats.

Holy f#ck, that's a lot of f#cking handstand push ups (given how much I use expletives).

93.) The Third World Squat is your friend.

94.) Your hamstrings can never be too flexible.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on January 21, 2008, 08:05:15 PM
94 is actually false and i have scar tissue to prove it.  stretching, like everything else in life should be done in moderation.  and some resistance from your muscles is actually a good thing.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Rebecca Myers on January 22, 2008, 09:22:57 AM
I don't like the swear word punishment :( haha. I got a big mouth for a little dude.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: schuby on January 22, 2008, 01:55:05 PM
Don't you mean dudette?

And I would literally end up doing like a 1000 handstand pushups a day. Sad as it may seem. Although I would get really buff.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Brandon on January 22, 2008, 04:07:56 PM
95. Before you even begin to train at a spot. Sit down and observe everything you see. Picture yourself and visualize yourself and what you could do at that spot.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Rebecca Myers on January 25, 2008, 10:28:02 AM
Naah, I'm not raw like that. Dude can be for both, we're not sexist here :).

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Pendengra1 on January 25, 2008, 06:04:47 PM
96) anything big and mobile that you would normally go over or around, go under. if it's too low to go under and can be picked up pick it up and go under. things to go under: chairs, table, couch, car, or random people. :)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: zemanix on January 26, 2008, 10:41:46 AM
97) Whenever you wanna go sit on a chair/couch/anything else, jump from a few feet away and see if you can position your body in the air so that when you land you are in the exact comfortable position you would want to be in, without adjusting yourself.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Skipper on January 26, 2008, 11:03:25 AM
98) Has anyone said do L-Sits in your desk chair while you waste your life on APK forums?

99) Wear ankle weights under your pants when youre just walking (all day/light weights)

100) Every doorway you go through, stand in the middle and push your arms against the frame for 5 seconds as hard as you can. You go through a lot of doorways in your life, make it mean something!

And FINALLY!

101) Get off your computer for at LEAST a few hours a week, replacing it with some good, fun training. You dont have to give anything up, just all those times when you are online just to be online with no purpose, you could be making your body stronger!

Good Luck


So thats it, there cant possibly be any other way to train anytime...... So I win right?
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matt Hudson on January 26, 2008, 11:16:02 AM
98) Has anyone said do L-Sits in your desk chair while you waste your life on APK forums?

99) Wear ankle weights under your pants when youre just walking (all day/light weights)

100) Every doorway you go through, stand in the middle and push your arms against the frame for 5 seconds as hard as you can. You go through a lot of doorways in your life, make it mean something!

And FINALLY!

101) Get off your computer for at LEAST a few hours a week, replacing it with some good, fun training. You dont have to give anything up, just all those times when you are online just to be online with no purpose, you could be making your body stronger!

Good Luck


So thats it, there cant possibly be any other way to train anytime...... So I win right?

lol, as a funny man once said..

YOU TEH WINNA!!!!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Iceucold on January 26, 2008, 03:13:48 PM
98) Has anyone said do L-Sits in your desk chair while you waste your life on APK forums?

99) Wear ankle weights under your pants when youre just walking (all day/light weights)

100) Every doorway you go through, stand in the middle and push your arms against the frame for 5 seconds as hard as you can. You go through a lot of doorways in your life, make it mean something!

And FINALLY!

101) Get off your computer for at LEAST a few hours a week, replacing it with some good, fun training. You dont have to give anything up, just all those times when you are online just to be online with no purpose, you could be making your body stronger!

Good Luck


So thats it, there cant possibly be any other way to train anytime...... So I win right?

I'm not too keen on recommending ankle/wrist weights. The added weight puts unwanted stress on the joints- another one of those things you regret when you get older.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: bob smith on January 26, 2008, 03:17:05 PM
98) Has anyone said do L-Sits in your desk chair while you waste your life on APK forums?

99) Wear ankle weights under your pants when youre just walking (all day/light weights)

100) Every doorway you go through, stand in the middle and push your arms against the frame for 5 seconds as hard as you can. You go through a lot of doorways in your life, make it mean something!

And FINALLY!

101) Get off your computer for at LEAST a few hours a week, replacing it with some good, fun training. You dont have to give anything up, just all those times when you are online just to be online with no purpose, you could be making your body stronger!

Good Luck


So thats it, there cant possibly be any other way to train anytime...... So I win right?

I would go outside if I wasn't grounded...
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Skipper on January 26, 2008, 06:06:48 PM
I'm not too keen on recommending ankle/wrist weights. The added weight puts unwanted stress on the joints- another one of those things you regret when you get older.

True to an extent im sure, but if you get light weights, its nothing more than a heavy pair of shoes. There really doesnt need to be much there for you to notice a HUGE improvement when you take them off. But of course, you could very well know better than me, Im no expert, this is just what works for me. Good points though.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: dinomite on January 26, 2008, 07:43:03 PM
House Gymnastics (http://www.housegymnastics.com/)

If nothing else, at least enjoy the website.  And maybe it will give you some ideas (especially you trickers ;) ).
House Gymnastics was featured on a BBC program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2KUU2drOk4

They focus a lot on how dangerous it can be...better not tell the BBC about parkour...
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Iceucold on January 26, 2008, 07:52:59 PM
I'm not too keen on recommending ankle/wrist weights. The added weight puts unwanted stress on the joints- another one of those things you regret when you get older.

True to an extent im sure, but if you get light weights, its nothing more than a heavy pair of shoes. There really doesnt need to be much there for you to notice a HUGE improvement when you take them off. But of course, you could very well know better than me, Im no expert, this is just what works for me. Good points though.

As with most things, moderation is the key. Know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. :)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on January 28, 2008, 10:40:26 AM
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I'm not too keen on recommending ankle/wrist weights. The added weight puts unwanted stress on the joints- another one of those things you regret when you get older.



They can help not only to strengthen, but also develop fine muscle control. The key is not to use them in a fast, jerking manner-which can/and will definetly damage the knees and ankles. However, slow, controlled movements (I guess walking is a good one?) are excellent.
I mean if they did nothing but damage the knees, they wouldn't be such a widely sold product...
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Cliff Boz on January 28, 2008, 11:38:36 AM
They can help not only to strengthen, but also develop fine muscle control. The key is not to use them in a fast, jerking manner-which can/and will definetly damage the knees and ankles. However, slow, controlled movements (I guess walking is a good one?) are excellent.
I mean if they did nothing but damage the knees, they wouldn't be such a widely sold product...

Just as a matter of point, that's pretty flawed logic. By that thinking, guns are widely sold, so they must not do damage, right? Or in the very least the improper use thereof.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Skipper on January 28, 2008, 11:48:25 AM
He means they wouldnt be such a widely sold product for fitness (improving one's fitness, etc.).
People sell guns BECAUSE they do what they do. Your logic would be correct if people advertised guns as "If you get shot, you will become stronger and healthier," because we all know, if you get shot, all you get is a mere million dollar record deal to produce mediocre music that sounds suspiciously like someone speaking a horribly construed version of the english language, mixed with various sounds from barnyard animals into a microphone.

All in all, what Jumpoff was trying to say is that they are sold for fitness, and have been sold for fitness for many years. if all they did was damage knees, they would not be sold for fitness, only sold for the few people that wish to damage their knees in a ritualistic fashion.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on January 28, 2008, 11:49:26 AM
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Just as a matter of point, that's pretty flawed logic. By that thinking, guns are widely sold, so they must not do damage, right? Or in the very least the improper use thereof.

No, you're stretching the logic.

Guns don't advertise that they help gain anything either.

By using weights, you can become stronger and gain control(not to mention that there is physical proof of this fact...it's called waveloading)-on the flipside that there is a risk of injury if improperly used.


Guns don't advertise that they can make you "better" at something with the use of a gun. Yeah, you can kill something easier, but that's obviously something you understand when you buy a gun. Furthermore firearm companies already acknowledge the fact that their products can cause serious damage if used improperly.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Skipper on January 28, 2008, 11:50:38 AM
I posted first gene. no copies!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on January 28, 2008, 11:53:55 AM
argh! a minute late. lol

At any rate, I will add:

102) Buy and wear a weighted vest.

excellent investment.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Skipper on January 28, 2008, 12:02:25 PM
NO! I already did 101, theres no more because I WIN!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on January 28, 2008, 12:21:58 PM
lol. alright alright.

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: schuby on January 28, 2008, 04:06:25 PM
"If you get shot, you will become stronger and healthier," because we all know, if you get shot, all you get is a mere million dollar record deal to produce mediocre music that sounds suspiciously like someone speaking a horribly construed version of the english language, mixed with various sounds from barnyard animals into a microphone.

Ouch...hey not all rappers are like that, just the Soulja Boys of this world.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on January 28, 2008, 04:34:53 PM
I thought he was referring to Curtis Jackson III (aka 50)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on January 28, 2008, 04:36:35 PM
as a matter of fact, i just looked it up.

soulja boy was never shot...
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: schuby on January 28, 2008, 05:32:31 PM
No I know soulja boy wasn't shot...I was referring to the rest of that part. And Curtis Jackson was definitely shot...9 times. But yes, he isn't a great rapper (by my standards).
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Skipper on January 28, 2008, 10:36:36 PM
All Im saying is that rap has gotten lazy. Listen to Run DMC, they yelled out of passion, rhyme and form competent sentences, whereas rappers these days mumble, fail to pair rhyming words but think its just as good to at least match ONE letter in the words, and have no concept of second grade English class. They also label themselves gangsters in the same fashion that Dr. Phil labels himself a therapist.... mega fake. super lame.

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT thats just me.

/rant lol
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: dinomite on January 29, 2008, 06:12:50 AM
I know that this was declared complete...but I thought of one that I always do:

103. Do leg exercises (squats, calf raise, etc.) while brushing your teeth.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Cliff Boz on January 29, 2008, 09:03:20 AM
Yea you guys gotta point a/b the flawed logic thing. I think I was taking that one sentence out of context a bit; not taking into acct the rest of the post before it, hah! 8)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: schuby on January 29, 2008, 04:21:19 PM
All Im saying is that rap has gotten lazy. Listen to Run DMC, they yelled out of passion, rhyme and form competent sentences, whereas rappers these days mumble, fail to pair rhyming words but think its just as good to at least match ONE letter in the words, and have no concept of second grade English class. They also label themselves gangsters in the same fashion that Dr. Phil labels himself a therapist.... mega fake. super lame.

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT thats just me.

/rant lol

I agree...I tend not to listen to newer rappers, the only good one out now is Kanye in my opinion. And he is still pretty old (30 years old is old when your talking about something invented in the 70's). The rest of the rappers I listen to are pretty old school, like Grandmaster Flash, The Sugarhill Gang, NWA, Jay-Z, Nas (ZuxZux if your out there...yes I listened to a few of his songs, and they're pretty good. I can't deny him a little credit).

Anyway wow this got way of topic.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on January 29, 2008, 07:23:02 PM
I guess since we already reached 101 tips, its appropriate to talk about this here.lol!

At any rate,

WHAT?!
Quote
I tend not to listen to newer rappers, the only good one out now is Kanye in my opinion.

What are you, a college freshman girl?!

Uh, how about to name a few:
Lupe Fiasco
Talib Kwali
Mos Def
Sage Francis
De La Soul
Nujabes
the list goes on?!!?


and I don't think you've heard enough old school stuff...

biggie?!
Bone Thugs?!?!?
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: schuby on January 29, 2008, 09:14:12 PM
Talib Kweli, while not exactly old school, is not new school either. De La Soul is definitely old school, think late 1980's when they came out. Mos Def is like Talib, kind of old school, kind of not(and by old school I just mean age-wise, not talent wise...rap hasn't been around long enough for that, in my opinion). I don't like Lupe, however I did forget Sage Francis. I have one of his CD's actually, A Healthy Distrust. Never heard of Nujabes.

As for old school stuff, I don't really like Biggie all that much. Tupak is ok, but realize I was just giving a small smattering of guys who have been in the business for a while (speaking of which, on Pandora I'm listening to the bizness by de la soul now), and who I listen to. I obviously left out some. And besides, I went waaaaaay back. You went to like 1990. I went to like, the 70's lol. Also, I realized I forgot a couple of rappers I listen to. LL Cool J, for one, Run DMC, and for newer guys, The Game. And don't be hating on Kanye: he didn't win a bunch of Grammies for nothing.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on January 30, 2008, 05:43:58 AM
The Game of course, how could I forget...



And although I did enjoy Kanyes stuff (I still love the first album and the second has some choice songs), it is evident by his third album that he is now officially sold out and is a tool. It was the worst album with the most overused beats and least effort put into it.

As he says in his own song on the album:

"fitty said go ahead and switch yo style up, and if they hate, then let em hate and watch the money pile up."
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: schuby on January 30, 2008, 04:16:07 PM
I won't dispute how bad Kanye's last was...but seriously, how many rappers don't sell out? If you don't sell out, you stay underground...and not a single rapper either of us talked about is still involved a lot in the underground rap scene. With the exception of possibly Nas. And seriously...Biggie and bone thugs were the only two you could think of I didn't include? How about Afrikaa Bambataa, or Kool DJ Herc? And the ones I mentioned were way more instrumental in the development of hip-hop(in my first post).
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: misstanyamae on February 14, 2008, 08:37:41 AM
Aesop Rock
K'naan

Don't forget them!

With that out of the way, I'm using this thread for a speech I have to give.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Terry McIntosh on February 14, 2008, 12:51:44 PM
well, what about:
thugnificent
gangstalicous
and e-dirt
 :-Sarcasm :-Sarcasm :-Sarcasm

i thought this thread was for training tips guys.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alex Melusky on February 14, 2008, 01:14:31 PM
  If you have to use the stairs, descend them 2-3 at a time.  It really teaches you to trust your foot placement.

i do that all the time..im pretty fast at it
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: wizardsdc0778 on February 14, 2008, 05:42:09 PM
this was so helpful and cool
you guys gave me so many cool ideas
that i will start using
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Chris Gallina on May 29, 2009, 04:19:43 AM
Everyone can thank Oni for messing up the Numbers
dont worry, we all have trouble counting apparently

btw i <3 everyone!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: JumpOff on June 03, 2009, 02:58:15 PM
what the heck! stop bringing up zombies!
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Joey Rodriguez on June 04, 2009, 11:40:42 AM

32.) Have a "Swear Word Punishment" - example s$#t = 5 divebomber pushups, f$#k = 5 handstand pushups, a$$ = 15 squats.

s$#t looks like i'm f$#ked in the a$$ with this one....oh opps...time for punishment
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Jon on June 04, 2009, 12:16:22 PM
the stair thing works
my English class is on the third floor of my high school and all semester I've been taking it two to three steps at a time with my 20 plus lb backpack now (without my backpack) i can jump way higher climb stairs faster and with more endurance and show off my ripped calfs  8)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Mike Patella on June 04, 2009, 12:20:06 PM
the stair thing works
my English class is on the third floor of my high school and all semester I've been taking it two to three steps at a time with my 20 plus lb backpack now (without my backpack) i can jump way higher climb stairs faster and with more endurance and show off my ripped calfs  8)
HOW CAN ANYONE BE SICK ENOUGH TO DO THAT TO AN ANIMAL!?


 :-Sarcasm

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Jon on June 04, 2009, 12:35:16 PM
lol good one
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Spencer B on June 05, 2009, 11:03:39 AM
24. Wall sits instead of chairs
25. Run dont walk

How about squatting instead of chairs? Wall sits for that long are just stupid...

And...



s$#t looks like i'm f$#ked in the a$$ with this one....oh opps...time for punishment

You know how dirty that sounds.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Meshach on June 05, 2009, 12:57:21 PM
104. Keep on the balls of your feet indefinitely
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Jon on June 05, 2009, 01:36:37 PM
instead of climbing stairs kangaroo jump them
 (if your confused just think about the phrase "kangaroo jump" a second)
its kinda dumb looking do it when there's nobody else in the stairway
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Adam C on June 05, 2009, 02:01:32 PM
28) Think about your posture as much as you can. Correct it as neccisary.

but also, what would balancing on your toes do?
It is KNOWN that years of ballet will f- up your feet...that's not progression...

I did not know that.

41. QM over anything. even if you just need to go to the bathroom. QM into the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc...
42. when your just standing somewhere(school lunch line perhaps) do calf raisers, and shin raisers.

What does it mean to QM?  ???
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Mike Patella on June 05, 2009, 02:04:45 PM
Quadrupedal motion.  i.e. using all your limbs for movement.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: edgey on June 05, 2009, 02:25:27 PM
I've started doing QM to get around my house and outside (to get mail, etc.) and I haven't walked at all today in my house.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Jon on June 05, 2009, 02:27:57 PM
Quadrupedal motion.  i.e. using all your limbs for movement.
if you do it a lot it works muscles you don't normally work
Good comment
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: NathanE on June 05, 2009, 09:16:42 PM
When your bored and have nothing to do I use just my ankles and draw the alphabet in the air learned it from psychical trainer its pretty good at building muscle and loads of control.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: greenchaoman on June 06, 2009, 08:50:44 AM
When going around your house, use your feet whenever you can (Open doors... open the fridge...) if it's too high, work out a way around that, do a handstand or think of something else.

Hop around, if possible.

Imagine different scenerios e.g. You've broken one (or more) of your limbs.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Ryan Thomas on June 07, 2009, 04:06:49 PM
im only putting this post up cuz i want to keep tabs on this topic :)

its a good thread
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Alex B on June 07, 2009, 06:55:13 PM
when in a parking lot, walk along the concrete slabs (what are they called? theyre at the end of the parking spaces) instead of the ground.

and on sidewalks, instead of walking, try to precision from crack to crack. maybe skip a few though to make the distances larger.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Jon on June 08, 2009, 06:56:29 AM
i believe they are called chocks or bumper stops (i goggled it i had no idea what they where called before right now) and i love those things walk across hop to another also the sunken down areas of sidewalks at the end of peoples driveways its a decent challenge to jump across
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Lydia Cloak on June 08, 2009, 07:21:23 PM
If you're ever standing near a wall, place one hand against it (keep your forearm close to it but not touching) and lean towards it with your feet crossed so you're only standing on one foot. It's probably possible to pulsate this movement as well.

Basically this is a side plank only leaning against a wall and not so odd looking if you're in a public place  ;D
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Matthew Wang on June 08, 2009, 07:37:01 PM
If you have a bathtub for your shower/bath, use the sides of the tub as parallets.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Jon on June 09, 2009, 05:49:27 PM
kinda off topic but i have a pullup bar in my bedroom doorway and i got those ankle things where you hang from the bar upside down, i do inverted situps while i watch tv
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Bryan Petersen on June 10, 2009, 06:47:18 PM
Ugh! Inverted sit-ups are the devil... lol

I like to do calf raises when I'm standing In line, or just hanging out.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Eli on September 05, 2009, 09:38:39 AM
-Rapture of Life-
IT LIVES!
43?: If you play an instrument with a case lift it up and down with the last segment of your fingers.

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Hazim Salem on September 21, 2009, 10:36:19 AM
Try walking quickly, not running. don't bend your knees while doing that. Believe me, it takes a lot of muscle endurance to do that for long times, like 2-5 mins. After a while, u'll notice that u can outwalk anyone, and sometimes its a good substitute for running in public, because it's not as flashy or noticable.

Also another benefit is that u can step to the sides, like when walking around people, which makes going through a crowd smoother and faster. I used to do that in high school. u feel like Al-Tair (Assassin's creed) but without pushing people to the sides. ;)

Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Reues on December 30, 2009, 02:07:25 PM
Just adding on cause it looks interesting:

Numbers what ever:
if  have a dog, throw his toy across the yard then race them for it.

Play with younger members of the family, offer to give them piggy back rides whenever.

If you have a cat play slap box with them (Don't really slap them but poke them and see if they wanna play, they
re agile and fast little buggers and very good at helping you learn to move quick as possible)

Sneak up on your cat or dog- better hearing then humans and harder to sneak up on.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 21, 2010, 08:49:10 PM
Do squats in the shower :)

Me: Just...gotta...finish...this...last...set...
Mom: What on Earth is taking you 30 minutes in the shower?!?!?
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: J Kyle Smith on January 21, 2010, 08:56:50 PM
Konging/ Monkeying up the stairs! This helped me improve my monkey/ kong vaults a lot.
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Eli on January 22, 2010, 04:23:33 AM
Konging/ Monkeying up the stairs! This helped me improve my monkey/ kong vaults a lot.
I love doing that. Actually, is there any other way up the stairs? (Besides tic tacing the wall)
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Ryan Thomas on March 30, 2010, 07:59:23 AM
I love doing that. Actually, is there any other way up the stairs? (Besides tic tacing the wall)

i do that all the time!! i just can't tic tak in my house cuz the walls wouldn't stand it :P
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: alxsmpgmr on March 30, 2010, 09:14:41 AM

Sneak up on your cat or dog- better hearing then humans and harder to sneak up on.


Done that, freakin' hard. got to 4 ft away and then my cat looked. I THOUGHT I WAS SILENT!!!! WHY DID EVOLUTION DO THIS TO US!?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: 101 ways to Train Anytime...
Post by: Eli on March 30, 2010, 12:33:06 PM
i do that all the time!! i just can't tic tak in my house cuz the walls wouldn't stand it :P
Well of course. In my house, I would shatter the paper thin planks.