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Messages - Joe Kelly

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Where to train?
« on: July 15, 2009, 10:31:48 AM »
A tree.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Push-ups weight formula
« on: July 08, 2009, 09:58:33 AM »

A BW Bench is an easy goal to hit....you just don't hit it by doing pushups.

It is? >.>

I weigh 172 and my max is only 190... I feel fail now...

It takes a different amount of time for everyone, the methods of which you're trying to increase your max, proper form, etc. I'd say the majority of people just starting out don't hit a BW bench right away. :)

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: From zero to parkour?
« on: July 03, 2009, 11:42:14 AM »
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=9469.0

First read this thread and ask any questions you want.

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=15354.0

Then read this and pick two exercises from Pushing,Pulling,Core,Handstands(if you want), Legs, Strength, and any other category you want. Make sure your form is correct on all exercises, look up tutorials on them and ask questions. Make sure your exercises are in line with your goals and post back here with your routine.

Seconding this.

I'd say your best bet is to check out the General Fitness and Diet forums. You're going to get quite a few different opinions here, but the guys like Chris, Steve, etc generally have a consistent plan for beginners.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Jackass Parkour/Freerunning?
« on: June 22, 2009, 10:32:38 AM »
I think he was just trying to get away from the bull rather than consciously trying to preform parkour. :P


Anyone would have tried the same thing if it was the only way out.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Cheating?
« on: June 21, 2009, 12:39:55 PM »
No; that's like saying that wearing shoes is considered cheating.

I personally don't wear gloves, but it doesn't give some superhuman advantage to move. :P

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100K Threads / Re: 100k Dips
« on: June 10, 2009, 06:14:34 PM »
+25

2,900

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Calysts...on my finger tips?
« on: May 14, 2009, 02:12:58 PM »
Anyone can develop calluses from repeated wear and tear on a part of their skin, normally on your hands (and fingertips) and bottom of your feet. Just your body's way of adapting and toughening the area so it stays protected.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: How old...
« on: May 10, 2009, 07:18:45 PM »
Started when I was 16, but didn't really start training seriously until I was almost 17.



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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Average age of starting traceurs
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:16:21 AM »
I originally started at 16 as well, but there's people from 12 to 60+ who start training. It's never too late to start, really.

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100K Threads / Re: 100k Dips
« on: March 18, 2009, 12:55:39 PM »
Been back since Saturday, I'm trying to go down to Silver Spring this upcoming Sat so we'll see.



+30

380

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100K Threads / Re: 100k Dips
« on: March 17, 2009, 08:41:15 PM »
+25

340

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100K Threads / Re: 100k Dips
« on: March 16, 2009, 06:59:19 PM »
+75


285

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Maryland / Re: Is anyone located in Maryland?
« on: March 09, 2009, 02:19:10 PM »
There's weekly jams in Frederick, and plenty of people in the metro area/DC. Check the mid-atlantic forums, too, seems like that board is used more frequently than this one.


Personally, I'm from Hagerstown but living in Shepherdstown, WV at the moment. Over break and summer I'll be making trips back often, so hit me up then if you're interested. In the meantime though there's plenty of people in central MD depending on where you're located.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Feature Length Parkour Documentary
« on: March 09, 2009, 11:27:02 AM »
If you do decide to visit DC, I'd definitely recommend trying to set up something with the folks over at Primal Fitness; get shots of the gym and the way it's structured for parkour specifics. :)

The suburbs of DC in MD/VA are also all within very close distance, too, and there's lots of hot spots that traceurs of the area vist: Bethesda, Silver spring, Arlington, etc.


And like has been said earlier, I strongly suggest emphasizing the conditioning and preparation that is taken to train for parkour in general. The stunts and moves will always be eye catchers to the general public, but it's important that newcomers also see that the discipline isn't just about what you can vault or how exciting a jump might be, but the philosophy behind it as well.

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Mid-Atlantic / Re: Weekly Frederick Jams beginning Jan 10, 2009, 11am.
« on: February 20, 2009, 11:45:41 AM »
One of these weeks when I get the chance, I'll be coming up there (currently in Shepherdstown, around 40-45 mins out).

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Maryland / Re: Any traceurs/free runners in the Frederick area?
« on: December 19, 2008, 07:33:11 PM »
Hopefully I'll be able to make this one since I keep missing the others I plan on going to. Awesome to see something in a more western friendly location too.

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100K Threads / Re: 100000 Pull-ups
« on: December 19, 2008, 07:16:44 PM »
+15


18,848

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National Jams / Re: PKNY 08 JUNE 20-22nd
« on: May 28, 2008, 03:28:22 PM »
Would absolutely love to make this, chances are looking good atm as well


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Me and a couple other guys are going on Saturday at seven :)

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Socialize / Re: personal goal achieved!
« on: March 12, 2008, 12:50:51 PM »
Very nice. :) I'm preparing right now for college auditions, myself. (Euphonium/Trombone)

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