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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...

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)

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.

Diet / Re: Rice Krispies, Question.
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:33:15 PM »
No, rice krispies would be absolutely useless, and actually would most likely cause you to gain weight.

For weight loss, follow the advice Jake suggested above, except with 3 modifications:
- eliminate grains and legumes
- do not eat small portions several times a day. Simply eat when you're hungry, and don't stop until you're full.
- add pork and beef to your list of meats

And on the fruit, eat it sparingly.

Diet / Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:25:05 PM »
Did somebody tell you this? It's kinda a weird question.

You'll want to avoid cold drinks if your teeth are sensitive, but other than that, I've never heard anything about this.

Socialize / Re: Legit question: what makes a guy attractive?
« on: March 12, 2012, 06:22:16 PM »
Honest curiosity: Do you guys score girls like this?
I'm pretty sure people make up scoring systems, then never actually follow them when the time comes. People have a nack for not knowing what they really want in a person (until they see it). Whether are you asking the guys that are looking for a relationship or the guys who are just looking to hook up, I don't think "point systems" are ever the final decider. The players will drop the system just to score, and the men will simply realize they like things they didn't think they would.

Remember this: social theorists have been trying to come up with "equations" for centuries now. Probably every week there's a new book about human interaction.

Socialize / Re: Legit question: what makes a guy attractive?
« on: March 11, 2012, 02:44:45 PM »
AHAHHAHAHA video very much related

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EDIT: "... and this is the anthem, throw all ya' hands up..."

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So Called "Runner Vision"
« on: March 10, 2012, 08:50:51 PM »
This is a common topic actually, just check these topics.

Welcome to our world ;D

Socialize / Re: Legit question: what makes a guy attractive?
« on: March 10, 2012, 05:39:34 PM »
So basically your friend doesn't want to meet other people but only with people she's been friends with? She just doesn't want anybody to openly ask her out but just "know" that they have feelings for each other?
Kinda. I've noticed this desire for a "serendipitous relationship" in a lot of people. They probably get it from watching too many movies. But it seems to be a common mindset for a lot of people I know. They don't want to try too hard for a relationship, they just want it to "happen naturally."

Basically try to make sure you have more important things to worry about, as Joe suggested. Like parkour. ;D

Socialize / Re: Legit question: what makes a guy attractive?
« on: March 10, 2012, 03:55:23 PM » I guess that the answer is to totally obsess about something that has nothing to do with women.
That :)

In regard to my previous post though, Joe, I kinda just like to analyze things, to be honest.

Socialize / Re: Legit question: what makes a guy attractive?
« on: March 10, 2012, 12:10:56 PM »
Well, I'd like to address the girls as well with a very relevant question/statement. I actually confronted a friend about this as well (we're just good friends, and I pointed out the problem). I've repeatedly noticed a conflict between expectation and reality.

All girls I remember talking with about meeting guys and possibly starting a relationship say they'd really just like a guy to come up, be confident and nice, and ask them out or something.

However, My friend then talked about all these nice guys that came up and created opportunity, and she shut them down completely.

This has caused me to pretty firmly develop the conclusion that what they are -actually- looking for is some kind of serendipitous relationship. You know, the one that starts with "Well, we just met and the rest followed from there."

This is what I confronted my friend about. "You know you just said you want someone to just be confident and ask you out, yet you just named 4 people who did just that and you rejected them. I hear this a lot. I think the truth is that you're looking for that relationship that seems to just form out of nowhere." She thought about it and said she thinks I was exactly right about what happened.

I would say guys do this exact same thing, in a way. It's the deal where the girl comes up to you and puts herself out there, maybe too much. You identify it as "too easy" and then you push them off.

This is almost nothing about what makes a guy attractive... it's more "How are intimate connections made at all?" With this in mind, I see hardly anything about looks coming into play. That's where Sarai's advice fits, I think.

Girls? Thoughts?

Socialize / Re: Legit question: what makes a guy attractive?
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:18:23 PM »
no lie bro, if you can make a girl laugh it dont matter how you look, but, it doesnt hurt that we are in peak physical condition lol
And it's a good sign if they keep laughing at just about everything you say. You'll think they have problems, but I've noticed it means they like you.

Socialize / Re: help stop kony
« on: March 08, 2012, 05:14:01 AM »
Been so many discussions on how kony 2012 is a scam, and it pretty much is.
Shady organization, basically splurging off of donations, and kony has already kinda been stopped, dude. He's on the run, and the LRA is inactive and already in peace negotiations...

America has been after him for yearsssssss.
"Military intervention may or may not be the right idea, but people supporting KONY 2012 probably don’t realize they’re supporting the Ugandan military who are themselves raping and looting away. If people know this and still support Invisible Children because they feel it’s the best solution based on their knowledge and research, I have no issue with that. But I don’t think most people are in that position, and that’s a problem."

I've researched this as well. 'Tis true.

I have to say I disagree with one part:


Invariably people have different body types, and people will have different parts sticking out in different places, and for some thinner people SOME pain may be unavoidable even if they are rolling as correctly as possible. So, I feel your statement is a bit black and white, when there is always a touch of gray :)


Parkour And Freerunning / Re: video editing
« on: March 04, 2012, 02:39:56 PM »
I've really only used Adobe Premiere, and TBH I love it. I don't think it could get any simpler for what I need to do with it. You can do quite a bit really easily. All the footage we've edited with it has been from a GoPro.

A great edit doesn't need that much really, and Premiere makes things super easy, but also precise and high quality. I can't say what's better though since I've only use Premiere (though it's definitely better than MovieMaker or iMovie by a long shot). Just don't be afraid of it, it's easy to master the important stuff, and the more esoteric stuff is easy to find resources for.

Diet / Re: Eat your heart out Paleos...
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:19:13 PM »

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