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Movement / Re: Random question: Rolls, and the shoulder you land on
« on: March 28, 2012, 12:50:05 PM »
There are situations where you will need to roll over a certain shoulder.

The question is, do you want to be prepared to do that? If so, do both.

Yeah, at this point everyone kinda just does their own thing and calls it Parkour.
Well there's nothing saying "You must do ____," so until there is, this is going to be the case. While parkour is -not- anything, you are free to exercise your creativity and ability. While there are things that parkour is -not-, that does not mean that you will be outcast if you do them.

Really, most of us are just happy to find another person to share the journey with, who loves to explore movement and does not do it in a way that is dangerous to themselves or others.

What do you think they mean? Purist stems from the word pure, i.e. the original form and meaning of parkour. Freestyle would imply "parkour" but with less adherence to the concept of "pure parkour." It's all personal preference, though some people spend time arguing the rationality of calling something parkour that doesn't fit the definition of parkour (though it could be related).

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What's Important Now?
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:05:27 AM »
I use this quite often, actually. "If there was anything I needed to get done right now, what would it be?"

A modification of this that helps me manage my time well is: (browsing Facebook for example) "If I was done with what I needed to do, would I really be doing this, or am I just stupidly wasting time?" There's a bunch of other things--training, traveling, making money, etc--that I know I'd be doing if I had accomplished my goals already.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Slacker up in here!
« on: March 26, 2012, 03:49:44 PM »
Get out there and train!!

Just find a bench and make love to it, as Ryan says. ;) It's simple.

Consumer Whores / Re: Perfect parkour shoe?
« on: March 25, 2012, 12:04:07 PM »
ive hear much about those vibrams, and iam not ready to make my knees worse.
you're horribly misinformed, unfortunately. Though I wouldn't recommend those either... :)

Never mind. I bought a pair of Asics Patriot 4.
and i will review the shoe later...
Hmm... sorry to hear that. If I'd have seen this earlier, I would have said go with the Feiyues.

Community and Club Leaders / Re: Leaders Unite-Introduce Yourselves.
« on: March 25, 2012, 11:53:25 AM »
Contacts have been updated. Thanks guys!

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Starting Parkour with Arthritis?
« on: March 24, 2012, 07:23:03 PM »
I don't know a lot about arthritis, but I know a lot of people have been able to eliminate theirs by adopting an anti-inflammatory diet (eat things that are not inflammatory and/or anti-nutrients). If you'd like to check this out further, go research the paleolithic diet. There is some information about this in our Diet forum under General Fitness.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: ORIGINS Parkour and Athletic Facility
« on: March 23, 2012, 08:52:52 AM »
I am excite! *Borat voice*

Keep us updated!

Epic intro video btw

Great video! Thanks for posting.

I will actually pin this for now. If we start collecting a bunch of resources like this, we'll want to go ahead and organize them into their own thread. ;D

Parkour And Freerunning / Survey of danger in parkour
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:41:04 AM »
I don't see this posted yet, but sorry if it is.

The survey is about danger in parkour. I'm sure it would be of great help if as many people as possible participated, so I'm spreading it here.

More details on the website.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Sometimes I think....
« on: March 18, 2012, 10:37:31 AM »
Lol @ how many people got trolled by this...

General Fitness / Re: Optimal Reps For Strength
« on: March 16, 2012, 12:39:08 PM »
Hopefully it's OK that I modify this question a bit... it seems to have been answered. My friend plays water polo, and he says size/weight is also an important aspect since polo also involves pushing people around.

So what about strength and size? I assume that in polo, you could be as strong as you want but without any inertia to hold you in place in the water, you wouldn't be of much use.

Just take a middle ground of strength and hypertrophy?
Or train split days?

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Well hello, Mr Arroyo
« on: March 15, 2012, 07:02:24 PM »

Daniel Arroyo... famous pk/fr athlete... has been on MTV's parkour challenge... has been in American Ninja Warior... one of the founding members of WFPF (pretty sure)

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He's kinda a big deal. For us oldies at least...

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Well hello, Mr Arroyo
« on: March 15, 2012, 05:25:36 PM »
Wait... do you guys not understand what's going on here? ...

Parkour And Freerunning / Well hello, Mr Arroyo
« on: March 15, 2012, 09:56:09 AM »
This kinda belongs in In the Media, but I don't know how many people would see it...

Doing stunt work for JLo, I guess. ;D (found from WFPF's Facebook page)

General Fitness / Re: Handstand Progression
« on: March 14, 2012, 03:36:41 PM »

General Fitness / Re: High Drop training ?
« on: March 14, 2012, 03:35:26 PM »
Do not train drops. Gravity will make you fall automatically, you don't have to try.

Common rule is not to train jumping off of things you cannot jump onto. This is a safe range, plus it motivates you to improve your jump height.

The force absorbed by your body from heights higher than that will damage it in ways that are difficult to repair, if not irreparable. Do not train drops.

Diet / Re: Rice Krispies, Question.
« on: March 14, 2012, 03:31:34 PM »
I agree with you on the eliminate grains...but i'm a realist so I suggest to most people eat whole grains instead of, refined, white bread.
I'm absolutist. I'll tell you the right way. If you don't want to follow it, it's not my problem. ;D

The reasoning behind eating several times a day is, it helps to boost your metabolism. It puts you on a schedule and helps you to not get hungry (thus avoiding the snack cravings)
If you restore your leptin and insulin sensitivity, you don't get those cravings. You might actually forget to eat. That, at least, 1) the mechanisms behind this are well known and 2) my friends who have implemented a paleo-type diet as well have demonstrated this. So basically, you're right, but if your macronutrient ratios are in the right place (using whole foods, mind you) it's a non-issue.

Red meat is harder for you body to digest.
I've been -told- that this is not true, though it can be the case for some % of the population. Remember where you heard/saw it?

[cheap meat]
That's probably true... we bought beef chuck from Costco and the meat pretty much smelled like chicken manure, which is probably what they were feeding the cows. Disgusting, not doing that again.

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