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Parkour And Freerunning / Video Games vs. Parkour
« on: May 17, 2009, 08:27:08 PM »
Well this is something that comes up every once and a while and I think it's a pretty good convo topic. Video Games seem to be a void filler for most people. They have become bored with there life so they look to video games where they can just lose themselves. Personnaly I think in Moderation escaping every day life is healthy in moderation though. a video game would be a great way to releive stress if you came home from work/school and you had a bad day and you just needed to get out of this world for a while then great. My problem was I didn't want to live in the real world. I didn't play a ton (3-4 hrs a week) but if it were up to me I would keep playing in that world and just never leave the screen. I think the term was escapism. I think parkour made my life fun and exiting and made we want to get out of bed in the morning. Before parkour I basicly thought I would just go to college and get a boring job, retire and die. I actually know what I want to do when I go to college and when I get out and this is a ways away but I'm already so concrete because I know that I wouldnt be happy with any others job than parkour as a living. Now video games are just a hey Im bore Ill do this for a while. I now play 0-1 hour of video games every week and I feel much happier doing parkour. So I guess what Im saying is if you are an addict then put the controller down for a sec and go try something (or do parkour!) and maybe you won't come back to that controller.

Emoticons!!!!!!!!!!! :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8)

I don't know why I did that.

Your thoughts on te video games?

Socialize / Smiting
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:58:15 PM »
Hi guys, I don't mean to sound annoying or paranoid but I was just think ing it's be nice to know why you lose karma and I know it's just an online forum but I like to know why I am smited so I can improve and learn. I just like to know what I did so I don't make that mistake again you know? I just beleive if it's hit and run smiting is just destructive leaving the persons wondering why. Okay just wanted to throw that out there. sorry for sounding paranoid I just would like advice and I think alot of others people on here would also. K thanks people. ;D :) :D ;)

Parkour And Freerunning / Goin to hollywood
« on: March 20, 2009, 05:22:45 AM »
Okay I didnt really get a response from the california section so I am posting here. I am going to holly wood for spring break and I was wondering if there are any good hotspots there. If not I look myself.


Thread & Board Archive / Hollywood
« on: March 13, 2009, 05:09:50 AM »
Hi guys. I am going to hollywood during spring break. Actually I am going to a movie premier (red carpet cheering crowds actors the whole dealio) monsters vrs aliens. I was wondering if there are any hollywood hotspots. If not ill find em myself. Thanks!

Training Journals / PKAB's parkour and conditioning
« on: March 05, 2009, 05:06:41 PM »
Well basicly the same story as half the other people on this page, ive been meaning to do this and finally did.

Oh yeah and I rarely lift weights even though I have a weight machine but I prefer pullups and other body weight exercises. I beleive both are effective though.
Some stuffs about me:
Name:Kai Sharp
Age: 12
Learning PK at: Boulder Crossfit COPK classes
Conditions: 4-7 Days a Week

Clean Muscle Up-Currently a Struggling Muscle Up
Frontflip Perfection
Sideflip Perfection
Backflip Perfection
20 Second Handstan-Currently 17 Seconds
30 pullups one set- Currently 24
Be able to do a clean Climb up
100 Pushups One Set-Currently 82
Perfection of Lazy Vault
5 Dead Hang Pullups in a set
Edits to come...

Any ways I actually exercised today with a little workout circuit where you crabwalk to a place and then handwalk between two walls about ten feet and then do five laps of QM and then do Burpees down a gym mat and then back and it ends with ten dive bomber pushups. It easy for a while but I made sure I went through it enough times so that my limbs felt a little weak and I was sweatting. ALso did some 20 min conditioning at school in the morning and that was alot of qm, sprints and games. Not really a hard day but I have had days where I did 620 reps of assorted exercises. That was me cramming a good strong workout before our fitness tests in my PK class. I actually have already had a fitness log book thing for a while so I think my workouts are pretty organized.

Feel Free to criticize constructfully or offer advice.
See ya! :D :D :D

Hawaii / Hi hawaii parkour
« on: March 02, 2009, 07:02:33 PM »
Hi. Listen, hawaii has been kind of a second home to me.(all my trips added together makes up a year of my life). I am goin there in july of this year and i started parkour about half a year ago and its gonna be like goin to hawaii for the first time all over again. I was wondering if you guys had jams (ill be on oahu staying at the ala moana in honolulu. What are some honolulu hotspots. Oh and i am only twelve if that barres me. I take parkour very seriosly. Im :D psyched though.

Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour can be done everywhere
« on: March 02, 2009, 05:38:12 PM »
Hi guys. I know this topic has been mentioned in other threads but heres my thread about training in your own home or at local parks. Alot of people lately have said that they have nowhere to train. That local parks arent good for parkour. Today my band was practicing in my parkour/music playing training room. Its 500 square feet room so we can fit three drumsets ( me and my dads sets) and the rest of the band and still have hundreds of aquare feet for a mini pk training home gym. Anyway all i had down there was a livin room set, acouple foutons and a rug. Well we still wanted to do some pk training even though none of my gear had arrived yet. We set up an exercise gauntlet. So many people say there house sucks for parkour but you can always find something. Even in an open grass field you can do rolls and gymnastics and tons of other stuff. As for this local parks are bad for parkour. Not true. One suggestion just to get you going is hot lava. That park that suck could be great for high fitness conditioning games. Monkey bars have an unlimited amount of things you can do, slides are good for campusing, little platforms are good for vaults and the list goes on and on. Most newbies are discoureged by the small amount of training they can do. I guarantee if you work hard your skill set will increase and before inacsesible places will become pk hotspots to you. So stop feeling bad and just do it. :D. Feel free to add any tips to this thread.

Hi guys. I figured this is the best place to get advice. About a week ago I told a guy i knew where and how to learn parkour. Next thing i knew he brought two of his friends to the class. I am in a more advanced class but during theyre classes workout they cut corners and skipped large amounts of the workout. I knpw they are only cheating themselves but I heard them talking about " whats the point of conditioning" and other BS. I am angry but I dont know wether to lay the hard truth on them ( that without fitness and conditioning they will be terrible traceurs) or to let them take that parkour fundementals class until they stop whining and start training.

edit by leon: clarified title!

Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour in competitions
« on: February 01, 2009, 10:14:54 AM »
Hi guys. I was thinking about parkour and how its different from other sports and one of the main reasons is competition. Competition isnt very strong in parkour and i like it that way. Competition kind of makes me feel inferior. I enjoy parkour more when i feel like an equal. Alot of good things are good about competition also though. It inspires people to work harder and better under pressure. It also gives you something to work towards. I personaly am against competition because parkour isnt supposed to be comparing yourself to others. Its supposed to be you against youre abilities, comfort zone and goals. I was just wondering what you guys thought?

Parkour And Freerunning / Weird feeling while doing parkour.
« on: January 23, 2009, 09:17:16 PM »
Hi guys, earlier today I was practicing vaults and cat to cats and for the first time ever i noticed this feeling i get when i pull off a move. I ve felt it before but never found it consistant. Its kinda like everything slows down and i get a burst of energy for just a second. I tried doing the same vault exept with bad form and instead of the fluid slow feeling, i felt nothing. I was just wondering what this is, why does it happen and if any of you guys have felt it.

Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour training home gym
« on: January 20, 2009, 09:00:46 PM »
 a few months ago my dad told me that he was turning a third of our massive six car garage (no im not superich) into a soundproof room for my band to practice and also for our drum kits. Now, this room isnt some tiny little cellar surrounded by egg cartons, its a four hundred square foot room with three layers of drywall making this room so tight that if you left the three inch thick door shut youd run out of air. Then at school one day all i could think about was wallruns. Then i thought about making some kind of wallrun wooden practice wall that i could put in the big room. Pretty soon it became a project of mine and i was ordering gym mats and thinking about making vault boxes and balance beams. I was just thinking of some good things that i could make myself and save that hundred bucks for something big. Id like to know what home projects for parkour you guys have done and how you made it. Any advice is appreciated an sorry for any typos im posting this from my ipod touch, stupid little touch keys are too small.:b

Parkour And Freerunning / Changes in Parkour
« on: January 12, 2009, 09:44:54 AM »
Hi guys, Earlier today I went to a small training group in Lafayette and they had gotten a bunch of kids that wanted to learn parkour. Great right? Not exactly, see most (if not all) of the kids were overweight and out of shape :P. Im totally tolerant of that kind of thing but I feel like they are skipping a step. We all know being in shape helps but I think these kids are getting ahead of themselves. They cant do ONE box jump because they cant jump up to the box but they still have just bought Ariakes like the shoes are going to instantaneously make them become pros. I help them but I think that so many people just dont care about training and think that if they take parkour classes it will turn them into  awesome Traceurs. I think Things like Youtube have changed parkour for people because they get past the real point behind it and skip strait to the stunts with no athletic straining whatsoever. I just think if they are going to skip strait to the stunts then they are going to hurt themselves and that is NOT fun. :-\

What do you guys think?

Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour coexisting with other sports/activities
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:55:09 PM »
Hi guys, earlier today i was at a friends baseball game and all i was thinking about was how hard it would be to play baseball because i knew that playing that all i would thinking about would be parkour. Some activities i find go well with parkour. I think martial arts goes extremely well with parkour. When An eficiant art like parkour is combined with a martial art there is so many more possibilitys. If you have the time many sports like soccer or any other aerobic or anaerobic sport. Some sports like baseball or golf i fail to see the physical or athletic benefits because most of the time you are on a bench/walking. Thats just my opinion though and i respect someone that would play either of those. Alot of my friends were swimmers and when they started parkour they quit because even though swimming is a great way to become fit and healthy it still wasnt somethin that they thought went well with parkour so they gave it up. Parkour has taken first place on my priority list and i would never give it up. How does parkour go with your sports?

Parkour And Freerunning / WHy are there so many Parkour haters?
« on: December 08, 2008, 06:31:54 AM »
Okay you guys know a while ago I posted about some idiotic parkour hater...well its happened again I was at a local park just rolling around and having some fun racing my friends with QM and stuff and 3 kids (not exactly athletic they were kind of computer potatoe looking kids) start laghing at us and acting like jercks so my friend and I walk up and ask "what?" they said it was "funny, parkour was such a stupid sport and you losers are doing it" I dont get it guys I have met just as many haters as traceurs in this place and its just getting weird. Parkour is only like, what 18 years old and there is this much haters of it already? Why do they hate it so much?

Parkour And Freerunning / Ankles
« on: December 03, 2008, 05:10:15 PM »
Hey guys ive been doing some research about ankles and ankle injuries and exercises
If you love parkour youll strenghen youre ankles
Please dont get weak ankles it kills youre landings and makes you vulnerable to long term or permanent damage
im lucky because i am a drummer ;D ;D and both feet are working pedals i just realized the motion of when you hit the pedal is the same as that ankle exercize :) so my ankles were already strong and I am happy but my friend Josh recently was tricking and guess what: Landed bad and Josh does NOT have good ankles they like folded over when he landed and his left was okay but his right was Just Ouch I mean I dont like writing about it because it brings the image back in my head :-\

PLease Go on you tube or ask a experienced person about ankle exercises (i do em during class at school to pass the time :))

Parkour And Freerunning / Nobody here probably cares but going to SoCal
« on: December 02, 2008, 03:10:20 PM »
Okay I know none of you guys probably care right just that nube at parkour idiot that annoys everyone, right? about this but ime going away to California for a while and Im wondering if theres any good spots in souhern California?

No this isnt sarcastic or kidding

Parkour And Freerunning / Why Parkour is different from other sports.....
« on: November 27, 2008, 12:43:38 PM »
Parkour is a communtiy rather than a league or team and we are all working for the same things to icrease physical and mental capabilities.

Parkour isnt about gear or equipment its about youre body and youre goals and you can reach them whenever you want

Parkour isnt a competative sport its all about you competing with yourself you shouldnt compare yorself to other people only yourself

youre thoughts?

Parkour And Freerunning / Ignorant Parkour, Freerunning hater I met
« on: November 25, 2008, 02:47:37 PM »
Hey guys
I really enjoy parkour
So when someone says Parkour is for @$$ holes that have no lives and no dreams

I get pissed

So i was on thanksgiving Brake and In BOulder CO I was on Pearl street Mall and i was just doin some simple QM drills, practicing Rolls, basic stuff Im new at this but im already Obsesed at learning more. So this guy , about my age walks up and says "are you trying to do that parkour thing?" and i said yes do you do Parkour? Instead of answering he sneers at me and says "Parkour is for losers", "what?" parkour is for assholes with no lives, no ambitions, no dreams and no hopes. I had just told him he was ignorant and then he really got ignorant: "parkour is for poor fools that cant afford a soccer ball or go to a gym!" this was just kind of weird because Pearl street is a cool fun nice place and I typicly dont run into jercks there. I may not be crazy advanced at Parkour but still....

Any thoughts?

Parkour / Help on vaults!!
« on: November 17, 2008, 09:07:04 AM »
Hey guys Im new at Parkour but getting better every day

I just started vaults and help is appreciaed
What vaults did you gys start with


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