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Parkour And Freerunning / Finding the Traceur - Training Experiments
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:06:03 AM »

New post going over a couple training experiments I have tried this past month - interesting observations I feel would benefit the parkour community

 - Gabe

Parkour And Freerunning / Opposite day - Finding the Traceur blog
« on: August 07, 2012, 01:58:49 PM »
Today I dedicated my training to non-dominant movements - a fundamental of parkour training that some traceurs disregard

-Gabe Streisfeld

Recently created a blog after coming to terms with my past year's struggle to find the motivation to train. It will act as an open journal of my new and maturing views on parkour training and philosophy, which have drastically changed since I started training in 2005. I hope it can be an influence to all those who read to find the core values that motivate you to train, as well as allow yourself to keep an open mind to different and maturing views.


Parkour And Freerunning / Go for a run
« on: February 26, 2011, 02:31:21 AM »
Let me start this off by mentioning something about George Hébert's Natural method, which can be considered widely as the root of parkour.  When initially created, Hébert meant the method to be trained by two ways.  First, by a specifically made obstical course, or parcours, which is now the common military obstacle course.

And Secondly, purely just to go for a run in nature, adapting to the natural obstacles that come in your way.

So this thread is mainly for all of those out there, like me, who haven't done this for awhile, or at all...


What is a parkour run? - - - > it is simply a run at a comfortable pace through your town, your spots, your nature; adapting and overcoming the obstacles that come in your way.  You can even run loops around a single spot, the point is just to keep moving!

This doesn't apply to all, but I know a lot of us out there train one spot at a time, practicing specific movements or skills with plenty of rest when needed.  THAT is why this method of training is important and should be used often.  The parkour run is parkour training at its purest sense.  It shows us what movements we have truly made second nature, and what movements still need work.  It tests our ability to adapt instead of our ability to plan out specific movements.  What would be the purpose of training if we couldn't put our movements to the test on the spot?

CAUTION! For those who have not done this before, or have not done it for a 20+ minute period, fatigue and endurance are a factor!  KEEP IT SIMPLE AND SAFE - it is ill-advised to attempt your max skill movements here due to the aforementioned fact. The parkour run should come as comfortably as a normal run.

FOCUS  - the focus for the parkour run is on fluidity and adaptation.  It is mainly a test of endurance.

For those who have never done this before, you'll be surprised at how tiring it can become.  What is normally a simple wall run becomes hard - For some it will hopefully be a wake up call to the importance of conditioning in parkour training


Philadelphia / Who wants to hit philly sometime this week?
« on: December 20, 2010, 07:56:13 AM »
I'm probably gonna hit up philly multiple, if not one day this week.. if anyone wants to join/meet up let me know and well work something out.. 610-389-5413

Pics & Vids / Gabe Streisfeld - Heartbreaking...
« on: December 09, 2010, 01:14:32 PM »
I've actually stuck the following movement once before.. just never got it on film.. worked on it for a good hour today trying to get it on film.. this was the closest i got... at this point i was too tired and heartbroken to continue.. but don't worry, expect to see this completed in one of my future vids :)

 - Gabe

Philadelphia / Coming home for winter break
« on: December 07, 2010, 11:08:39 AM »
sup fellas.. long time no train

Comin home for winter break the dec 16th to like jan. 5 or something.. lets train.. jam.. all that good stuff.. let me know whats good

8  ..compiled some footage from random training sessions this summer.. hope you enjoy!

Pics & Vids / From Philly to Pitt - Gabe Streisfeld - Summer 2010 training
« on: September 25, 2010, 04:19:10 PM »
Hey all,  put this vid together with some random footage from the summer.. hope you enjoy :)

Pics & Vids / New Camera Quick Video
« on: May 16, 2010, 03:09:10 PM »
sup all.. just got a camera so i could document my training.. heres a quick vid of some training i did today. gonna make a longer edited summer vid soon


Parkour And Freerunning / The Office
« on: September 18, 2009, 10:12:06 AM »
anyone else see the office last night? 

for those who dont watch the office, the opening scene was a couple of the office guys trying parkour around the office after they watched an online video.. as rediculous as it was.. it was hularious and a pretty decent representation of how people view parkour at a first glance.. just curious to your guys' thoughts if youve seen it

Pennsylvania / University of Pittsburgh
« on: August 28, 2009, 11:08:12 AM »
just moved in to Pittsburgh for school.. id like to get to know the area and anyone else to trains... this goes for anyone who is in the pittsburgh area

A Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer recently saw my video "A Day in Philly" and wanted to do a piece on parkour in Philadelphia.. heres a link to the site which has an article and a video

A Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer recently saw my video "A Day in Philly" and wanted to do a piece on parkour in Philadelphia.. heres a link to the site which has an article and a video

A Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer recently saw my video "A Day in Philly" and wanted to do a piece on parkour in Philadelphia.. heres a link to the site which has an article and a video

Pennsylvania / Gabe Streisfeld - A Day in Philly
« on: June 03, 2009, 08:28:45 PM »
hey guys .. just finished a video me and quiggz made last weekend.. hope you like

Pics & Vids / Gabe Streisfeld - A Day in Philly
« on: June 03, 2009, 07:22:02 PM »
Here's a vid i put together with help from tom quigly one day in philly.. hope you enjoy, it was a lot of fun to make.. feel free to comment

« on: May 30, 2009, 01:39:09 PM »
Hey all,

My name is Gabe Streisfeld and I'm gonna be an incoming freshman at PITT this fall.. would love to hear from anyone who is also goin to PITT / Carnegie Mellon so we can get some connections going and training sessions going this fall...

I guess just post a little about yourself...

Name = Gabe Streisfeld
Age = 18
Years Training = around 2 - 3
Where initially are you from = Philadelphia
Summer plans? = rock climbing/adventure camp counselor

Pennsylvania / PHILLY SUMMER JAM (MAY 30)
« on: April 28, 2009, 10:26:18 AM »
When = May 30 (sat) - rain day the 31 (sun)

= Penns Landing (getting down there is tricky but definitely worth it for this jam) - then continuing with more of the Philly waterfront area

Time Start = 10:30 (conditioning session and warm up)

EVERYONE IS WELCOME :) beginner or advance, just having a good time

please post if you plan on coming or have any questions... GET PUMPED
 - gabe

Septa bus schedule for penns landing route -

Pennsylvania / PHILLY SUMMER JAM - TBA
« on: April 18, 2009, 05:47:12 AM »
ty and I have been discussing philly's summer jam that we will throw down some time in late may or early june.. it's going to be at penns landing this time and the rest of philly waterfront area... we'll keep everyone updated as soon as possible

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