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Training Journals / Re: Shamas' Training So Far
« on: April 20, 2012, 05:47:01 AM »
I'm over APK for a while.



The few people that I found knowledgeable and sound, I am able to contact outside of this site.

Maybe I will check in after a while to see if the forums have made any progress toward being a more mature community.

To all of those who I have personally asked for help via PM, thank you.



I will be noting my progress HERE and using the EatMoveImprove.com website from time to time to better assess and improve my work out routines.

Also, to Joe Brock
    When I get into a gym regularly with the intent on lifting weights, I will contact you to keep you informed of my progress with 5/3/1 (that is what I am gearing for when I start lifting) to get your insight, thoughts, tips, and tricks from your personal experiences. Thanks for all your help.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: How much can't you do...
« on: April 17, 2012, 05:31:05 AM »
precision to bars, but I am working on them.


Also, I wouldn't say I can't do them ... it is just not very comfortable/solid yet.

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There are definitely times where we don't want to train because of weather or other reasons.  This is natural human nature.  As mentioned a few times before, I feel like there are some people (many people actually) that are what I like to call "fair weather trainers".  These people go out when it's really nice out and when their friends are there.  For these people, parkour is more of a social event than something they strive to improve at.

I don't think there is a problem with this necessarily, but these people generally are in a completely different state of mind when it comes to parkour. 

That being said, in general, I think winter months is when most people stop or seriously slow their training.
 
Any other thoughts on this?

If they ever make a coming of age story about a traceur, the progression montage is going to be quite short.

Look to the Rocky IV montage for some encouragement

And this!!!!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8AImfxKTMY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8AImfxKTMY</a>

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Training Journals / Re: Shamas' Training So Far
« on: April 12, 2012, 09:26:49 AM »
this week i have been back to training.

my calves feel much better after that rest.

Back into kung fu. Going to Dtown on the 21st I think to assess my belt progression.

  I may have said this, but in our school of kung fu it takes about a year to master a belt and many months to master the notches. You get a belt then you get approximately 3 notches per belt and there are about 6, I believe before the black belt is achievable.

Also going to the gym sometime soon to drill some of my newly acquired aspirations. B Twist, back flip, side flip, front flip.

Parkour runs will be done through out the weeks with the newly acquired group. Holland Parkour Group.



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Training Journals / Re: Shamas' Training So Far
« on: April 05, 2012, 03:57:33 AM »
since the 31st I have been off my legs so that my calves can recover.


Recovery week is almost over, and I go back to Kung Fu/Parkour training this upcoming week.


Woot.

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Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: April 05, 2012, 03:55:12 AM »
awesome:
   My week of rest/recovery is almost over and my calves are feeling about 100%. I just need to stay away from training them for a couple more days even though they feel "good enough" to go.

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Pics & Vids / Re: OFFICIAL APK Collaborative Video
« on: April 05, 2012, 03:53:59 AM »
Andrew Mumu Trahum,   Have you forsaken us?!




WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!??!?!!!?!?!??!???!?!?!?!???!!!!!!

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Socialize / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« on: April 03, 2012, 02:17:40 AM »
crystal vases by last royals

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Challenge
« on: April 01, 2012, 12:28:35 PM »
Can I have an easy challenge that involves just use of the lower body no upper body what so ever no flips and no tricking

I challenge you to do 10 step QM (a little upper body because it works all your muscles), 20 steps lunge walk, 20 steps duck walk, and 10 squat thrusts.


I did this and my quads were mad at me

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Training Journals / Re: Shamas' Training So Far
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:57:37 PM »
Today

Gym session at Gymnastiks. It was fun. I worked on front flips, side flips, standing back flips, butterfly twists, and I showed some kids how to do a butterfly kick.

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Training Journals / Re: Shamas' Training So Far
« on: March 30, 2012, 05:26:45 AM »
Yesterday
Trained on the vault box. I did climb ups, traversed it in cat, used it for flexibility, did cat to precisions, pop vaults, and did two handed speed vaults over it.

QM, ground kongs, and some other stuff that I don't recall right meow.

Today

Stretching

Splits (front/side)     Butterflies     Front Leg Stretch     Shin Stretch     Back Bridge     Joint Rotation     Front Bridge     Prayer Stretch    Pressing Stance    Cobra     Standing Leg Stretches/Balancing Work

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Challenge
« on: March 30, 2012, 04:26:22 AM »
Words of the wise.

You said you would accept free-running challenges, and you can't tell me you've never seen a freerunner do a backflip off a wall.

right on, that's true, although I don't think those are words of the wise-your point is valid. I remedied that. : )

@ Brett Robert,

  Instead of getting into a debate of definitions on this thread, I am PMing you. To me, doing a flip is a trick. I do tricks here and there because I don't have any problems with it. I'm not too keen on the sarcasm used in your responses.edit: misspoke  8)


Shamas got a challenge for you wall run up it and then backflip off it and I'm not 100% sure on if you would be comfortable with it I'm not fully yet but during the flip grab it and cat hang from it

So, I don't have the back flip down yet.
HOWEVER, I did do a wall climb to a 360 drop into a cat, from cat I kicked off into a precision.   
          I hope this is a good substitution.


  • Fitness
  • Parkour
  • Spotting/Sighting
  • Construct

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Challenge
« on: March 29, 2012, 03:22:29 AM »
Umm... that's definitely not a tricking challenge.  A tricking challenge would be do a combo with a flip, a kick, and a twist on grass.  It would never involve a wall.  *sigh*  :'(

a back flip is a trick. Just because you do some parkour prior and post doesn't change the fact. : )



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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Challenge
« on: March 28, 2012, 09:08:10 AM »
^ still challenging

Addressing the Nature freerunning, Challenge Accepted, but it will have to wait until we go to the nature trails in a week.



Shamas got a challenge for you wall run up it and then backflip off it and I'm not 100% sure on if you would be comfortable with it I'm not fully yet but during the flip grab it and cat hang from it
I don't do tricking challenges : )



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  • Spotting/Sighting
  • Construct

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Training Journals / Re: Shamas' Training So Far
« on: March 28, 2012, 07:59:00 AM »
Yesterday

we did some all body and lower body conditioning with some acrobatic workouts thrown in there as well


It was a good thing.


Today

I will probably do a little warm up on the vault box. Some palm spins if I feel frisky. I will be focusing on upper body strengthening as yesterday was more lower body.


Edit: I did some training on the vault box.
Climb ups with a pop vault, climb down other side into cat, repeat.      4 sets of 5
Traversed around the box in assisted handstand form doing a push up on every side.    1 set
Trained some cranes, too.

I would have done more, but my daughter was over it.

Stretching

Splits (front/side)     Butterflies     Front Leg Stretch     Shin Stretch     Back Bridge     Joint Rotation     Front Bridge     Prayer Stretch    Pressing Stance    Cobra     Standing Leg Stretches/Balancing Work


Oh, and THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY TRACEUR!

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Challenge
« on: March 28, 2012, 07:13:50 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2W2iOTPFGY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2W2iOTPFGY</a> (Before anyone asks yes I'm part german and part british

Daniel is Angus T. Jones'  DOPPLEGANGER!



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  • Spotting/Sighting
  • Construct

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Diet / Re: Setting up a diet for weight loss, gain, or maintenance
« on: March 27, 2012, 10:56:22 AM »
this is PLAIN and SIMPLE


I love it.



You're hardcore, mister. Super hardcore. Like punting kittens into a burning orphanage hardcore.
    I bet you don't even look at the explosions either. You just walk away. Yeah,  .. . ..  yeah.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What are extended shots?
« on: March 26, 2012, 03:14:34 PM »
I was just trying to answer the original question.  For the most part, the video is Legitimate, but I was trying to see where the "extended shots" comment came from, and the only thing I could think of from this video was the fact that they slow it down during the jump.  Whether or not they were trying to make their jumps look bigger by doing that, I have no idea, nor do I care that much.  But slowing down the video in mid-air can create an optical illusion for that effect.

I was seconding your post and furthering the point.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Challenge
« on: March 26, 2012, 07:58:44 AM »
Shamas got a challenge for you wall run up it and then backflip off it and I'm not 100% sure on if you would be comfortable with it I'm not fully yet but during the flip grab it and cat hang from it

Last time I was attempting backflips was 2008 I think. Here is a clip of how far I got in the month 1/2 time that I was training to do them.

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Training Journals / Re: Shamas' Training So Far
« on: March 26, 2012, 07:16:57 AM »
Today

Prayer/Meditation


Researching 5/3/1. I feel, from what I am seeing, that this may be something I could put my heart into for the long haul - being that I find a reasonable gym for me to get started in. That is minor in comparison to the commitment, but it is still a factor.

Stretching

Splits (front/side)     Butterflies     Front Leg Stretch     Shin Stretch     Back Bridge     Joint Rotation     Front Bridge     Prayer Stretch    Pressing Stance    Cobra     Standing Leg Stretches/Balancing Work


Timed

Handstand : 0:44 with proper form       > I revamped my form after looking at this. Check it out!

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