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Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: January 22, 2012, 09:50:44 AM »
Hey Dan! Welcome to APK :) I see you're from Allentown; I live about an hour away from you. There's a great community in the Allentown/Emmaus area that I'm sure would love to include you! If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to ask me.

Diet / Re: Fast Metabolism: Dietary Advice?
« on: January 22, 2012, 09:48:26 AM »
What if you're lactose intolerant like me? A cup of whole milk will insure that I spend most of the next day meditating on the toilet.

Lol, QFT. Story of my life. :P

100K Threads / Re: 1,000 hours of PLANKS!
« on: January 21, 2012, 07:43:30 PM »
+5 minutes
1h 13m 58s

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: A realization that blew my mind
« on: January 21, 2012, 08:16:53 AM »
Very cool realization; it's interesting to look at parkour at such an analytic and fundamental level, rather than thinking that just moving around makes us happy. For me, I feel like since most of the materials/obstacles that we train on are not built to be trained on, that gives me a simple sense of satisfaction. Like, when construction workers are building walls to line a walkway or handicap ramp at the entrance to a building, they aren't thinking about how far apart they should be spaced in order to properly challenge someone who would try to precision from top to bottom or anything like that. Since we are creative and almost childish, in a way, and use them in a way that they aren't designed for, it is pleasing and enjoyable.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: How do you find your practicing spots.
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:36:25 PM »
all I have around me FOR NOW is a precision jump behind a bank. ;D

I seriously doubt this is true.

Look here, here, and here for answers in related threads.

Welcome! / Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:08:19 AM »
Hello, I'm Jen from California. -waves-
...I don't think anyone actually regularly reads this...

How wrong you are, Jen! :)

Welcome to APK (to Justin, Dimitri, Blake, and Jen)! I encourage each of you to check out your respective State Boards (even though some of you already have), to find people training in your area. Also, General Fitness and Movement are two great places to get started if you're looking to build up your strength and basic techniques. If you guys (and girl) have any specific questions, don't hesitate to send me a Personal Message!

See you around!

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Pants?
« on: January 18, 2012, 10:21:58 PM »
1. It looks cooler (most important)
2. I'd prefer to fray some pant legs rather than skin my knee or shin.

Also, this.

Pics & Vids / Re: Brand new video starring Sebastien Foucan
« on: January 18, 2012, 11:15:29 AM »
Saw this a few days ago. It's great to see him still moving well. He's always had great passion and energy. Also, loving him on Dancing on Ice.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Traceurs seemingly ahead of Police.
« on: January 18, 2012, 09:45:32 AM »
Just think of this: One day our liberties and rights will run dry. Those who refuse to fight for them (Disobey) will be no better then the line walking Robots the powers that be want you to be. Just saying.

What makes you say that one day our liberties and rights will run dry?

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: January 17, 2012, 09:09:29 PM »

Movement / Re: "Kong Front"? Name this move.
« on: January 17, 2012, 09:05:24 PM »
It's more like a front handspring, but just tucked. I would just call it a front handspring variation.

And here's a better link, that doesn't redirect in and out of facebook.

Suggestion received. We'll have an answer for you soon enough :)

Tricking / Re: Ankle brace
« on: January 17, 2012, 07:06:12 PM »
This comment is directed more at trickers in general (especially the ones in the videos that you see wearing ankle braces): if what you're doing is so high-impact and risky that it requires you to wear an ankle brace in order to not "really destroy" your ankle, are you sure you're being safe and careful with your training?

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: I Have Hit The Wall
« on: January 17, 2012, 07:03:35 PM »
I want to learn how to really move and control my body.

Condition. Get really strong. Push yourself towards bodyweight exercise and conditioning goals (i.e. manna, front/back lever, planche progressions, etc.)

The Fundamentals of Bodyweight Strength Training

Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: January 17, 2012, 03:53:23 PM »
Finally got unbanned, thanks Andy. <3

Andy and I figured you deserved a birthday present ;)

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour - Art Of Movement - Article.
« on: January 17, 2012, 03:49:54 PM »
Great pictures and great article, buddy. <3

Pics & Vids / Re: One Year of the Wolves
« on: January 17, 2012, 10:23:54 AM »
Yeah dude, I loved the way the tricks tied into each other. Really unique/cool; I've never seen that in a parkour video before.

Pics & Vids / Re: Recently
« on: January 17, 2012, 10:22:56 AM »
You got some really clean moves man!

Agreed, your style is relaxed and easy/fun to watch. Keep it up :)

Movement / Re: Front flips
« on: January 16, 2012, 02:17:23 PM »
Kyle's right in recommending a roll out of a flip. You don't have to worry about slowing your momentum if you roll immediately. If you can't roll right out of the flip, then you aren't rotating enough. You may be landing on your feet, but unless your weight is forward when you land, you are landing on your heels and putting the wrong parts of your body under a lot of stress (comparable to jumping off of a 6 foot wall and landing directly on your heels).

You might also want to simply take a look at how you are landing the flip. You may be rotating correctly, untucking correctly, but simply coming out of it a bit too stiff. If all of your muscles are clenched and contracted, then you won't absorb any of the momentum by recoiling, your muscles will just be acting like another solid object. Try drilling them a bit onto a mattress or cushions and really pay attention to what exactly is causing the hard impact.

Also, if you have trouble figuring things out, posting a video of one of your flips would definitely help.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Traceurs seemingly ahead of Police.
« on: January 16, 2012, 02:11:57 PM »
This seems ridiculous, and I'm astonished that nobody would speak up during training and raise the issue...seems like somebody in the group should know at least something about the basic mechanics of the body.

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