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In the Media / Re: SYTYCD Parkour
« on: May 31, 2010, 05:51:27 PM »
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTc3MDg3NjUy.html

This is a link to the video of him talking about parkour that was shown on the show. I think he got the philosophy across well.

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In the Media / SYTYCD Parkour
« on: May 31, 2010, 05:47:50 PM »
http://www.orble.com/teevee-sytycd-nycmiami-auditions/

Wadi Jones - "Parkour B-Boy", we got an impressive intro-clip of him parkour-ing (running up walls and jumping over things) before he started his breakdance routine. He did some great things, one Nigel commented on: the front flip without preparation. He made it to choreography too, but was cut.

You can also search on google SYTYCD Parkour and there are more hits about this guy.

So you think you can dance auditions in New York, this guys intro video was him doing parkour and talking about how parkour and freedom of movement has influenced his break dancing.  I haven't found a video clip yet. 

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I'm sure it is to some extent. The show is a major motivator to try bigger better and more awesome stuff. That's a good and bad thing. It can lead to some exciting new movement, but it will also cause injuries from trying shit that they wouldn't regularly do so spontaneously. Hopefully the injuries will lessen as everyone gets more used to the situation they're in.

Thanks for the reply

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Is it normal for them to be getting hurt that much?  I really hope its not just because of the show and competition.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Real Life Parkour Uses
« on: June 20, 2009, 09:36:50 PM »
This guy might not be a traceur but him scalling a wall for his escape sure shows how practicing Parkour could get you out of a tight spot when you need to.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8111250.stm

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 18, 2009, 08:30:11 PM »
No, no access to weights.  I have been stretching after my workouts as well.  Thanks for the advice

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 17, 2009, 09:17:47 PM »
Thanks again Spencer.  I'll try the sprint exercises and see how they go.  I'm also going to start to try the pistols and I have been doing squats in my routine. 
The ankle excersises are I guess more calf and shin raises.  I got them from the ankle thread on this forum.  http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=13650.0
I also think your right that I should stretch into my workouts.  I read somewhere that you should save stretching for after but I have been finding that my muscles have been tightening up sometimes when I am working out.  Thanks again for your help and any suggestions are more than welcome.

June 17th, 2009

30 minute run to the art gallery to meet a friend and hang out.  but then didn't get any more done today.  I did try a lazy vault over a handrail I found and it went ok but more practice on technique is needed.  tomorrow its back at it.


 

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 16, 2009, 06:28:21 PM »
June 16th, 2009

30 minute walk (part of running program)

bouldering

pull-ups 3 sets of 5,3,3,
hanging leg raises 2 sets of 5
Front lever (same as yesterday but only 3,3,2, i couldnt hang on to the bar anymore after climbing and other things)
Handstand against wall 60 seconds in 3 attempts
ankle exercises 3 sets of 30 each
dips 2 sets of 5


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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 15, 2009, 10:13:08 AM »
Thanks Spencer.  I might work up to sprint work but I just quit smoking and the running is not just for cardio but to help build up some muscle in my legs (if that actually does it)  I would probably gas out so fast with sprint work that Im not sure it would do much good.  I might start putting it in a bit though as I build up my cardio a little.  Do you or anyone have any suggestions on sprint training? Is it a sprint for 30 seconds walk for 30 seconds kind of deal or what?  Also thanks for the suggestions about the core excersises.  I just started to put the other progression type excersizes into my workout.

June 15th, 2009

30 minutes running

3 sets of:
pull ups: 5,4,2
dips: 5,5,5
hanging leg raises: 5,5,2
Squats: 20,20,20

ankle excersises, 3 sets of 30 for each.
Frog stand: 60 seconds (over many attempts)
Front lever: (bringing knees to chest, not strong enough to hold it yet so 3 sets 5,3,2)

Stretching

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 14, 2009, 07:51:48 PM »
June 14, 2009

A much needed rest day.  Although I did find myself wanting to do certain exercises when I passed the ares where I do them in my house or practice precisions or vaults when I seen good places to do them.
HaHa, Parkour is taking over my life.

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 13, 2009, 01:55:29 PM »
June 13th, 2009

30 minute run with an increase in walk/run ratio from 2/1 to 1/2. 

20 toe lifts
20 heel lifts
3 sets of 15 squats
3 sets of 5 balance squats
QM

1 hour of practicing precisions

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 12, 2009, 02:39:48 PM »
June 12, 2009

I went for a 30 minute run today in the park.

I practiced some balancing on a rail, some precisions, and some mokey and side vaults at the outdoor skatepark at the park.

I did a handstand up against the wall for maybe 5 seconds
3 sets of:
15 squats
10 pushups
5 clap pushups
10 situps

20 standing on a stair with just my toes and raising and lowering my heels.
20 of same thing but with heels on stair and toes going up/down

Lots of stretching (I dont want to be sore tomorrow).

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 11, 2009, 09:01:32 PM »
June 11th, 2009

I had sore muscles so decided to give them a rest and just went for a two hour walk.  Found some cool places to practice vaults in the future.

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 10, 2009, 08:13:34 PM »
June 10, 2009

30 minute run

Stretching

3 sets of:
10 push ups
10 sit ups
15 squats

hour of PK practice at the outdoor skate park:
Balancing on a rail (1 ft high)
Rail walking
Precisions from a box to the rail to another box (both are only about 1 ft high, rail in middle but with varying gaps from the boxes)

More stretching

A good day but im a bit sore from the bouldering from yesterday.

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Movement / Re: Perfecting the Roll
« on: June 10, 2009, 10:36:44 AM »
I just put it there in case anyone else was reading the posts on rolls like i was.  Maybe it would help someone else not just that person who was having problems years ago.  It does seem rediculous to post it now but that was my thinking.

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Movement / Re: Perfecting the Roll
« on: June 09, 2009, 09:44:02 PM »
I found this video on youtube and it has given me some insight on things i can change in my role if certain things are hurting me (eg. shoulder, spine, hip, knee, ankle)
Hopefully it helps.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6I1J0zmE7U

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 09, 2009, 03:46:00 PM »
June 09,2009

Stretching (lots of it)

45 minute walk (part of running program) Walked through my neighborhood and found some sweet parks for jogging and parkour with playgrounds, picnic tables, and a skate park with the perfect place to practice precisions (very exciting)

I spent an hour and a half practicing roles and precisions in my basement on carpet. 

I went bouldering for about an hour (I really felt out of shape and unable to do barely anything that I used to, I need to build up my upper body strength)

Pull ups
Set 1: 5
Set 2: 3
Set 3: 2

3 sets of 5 hanging 'leg ups' (hang from bar and raise legs until you are in a L shape)
3 sets of 5 hanging 'knees to chest' (hang from bar and raise knees to chest)

3 sets of:
10 push ups
15 squats
10 sit ups.



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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Good job for traceurs.
« on: June 08, 2009, 09:24:09 PM »
Ironworker.  The guys who build skyscrapers and bridges.  I did it during summers to put myself through college.  There is always stuff to walk on on the ground and the highest I was was about 125 feet and walking on 6" wide beams.  You get to climb columns and all sorts of crazy stuff.  My Dad does it for a living and I remember seeing him work in the city and he was doing handstands on beams 3 stories up.  I didn't know about Parkour when I did it but now wish I did.  There are alot of safety rules now but the skills you learn in Parkour could save your life in an emergency on the job and the safety guys can't watch you all the time.  Actually, when I seen the Parkour chase scene in Casino Royal: James Bond.  Thats what got me interested in Parkour because I used to get to play around on steel buildings like that (not that crazy or extreme).  Its good money too.

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International Discussion / Re: Canadians
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:31:17 PM »
Im from Saskatoon.  Im just starting out but if there's anyone from toon town here let me know.

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Training Journals / Re: Travelcard Training Log
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:16:12 PM »
Ok, maybe Ill list some exact goals.

1.  3 sets of 10 pull ups
2.  1 muscle up
3.  run/jog for 30 minutes straight
4.  do a handstand and hold for 10 seconds
5.  I will measure my vertical and horizontal jumps tomorrow and aim at increases.
6.  Learn speed/kong/two-handed vaults
7.  Do a dive roll on concrete.

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