As a beginner, I would like to have a section didicated to learning moves, or maybe just a list of them with pictures, videos. The bodyweight fitness app is a great source of inspiration.
Depends on your device, but try one of these? I don't know about you, but my upper arm never touches the ground when rolling.
Why did you change your app name? You were pushing Running Man just a few months ago.
Also, it's only fair to throw out a competitor or two. I enjoy running with Zombies Run. You get your music spliced in with bits of a building narrative and zombie chases for interval training.
If you've been enjoying the videos you should really try and donate to these guys tour http://www.indiegogo.com/apexmovement2012tour?c=home.
It starts at a dollar and would go a really long way supporting this and future tours.
These are on the thinner side, but they work pretty well for training. Just be mindful of bigger drops and other high impact movements - they don't have much padding. Currently $38.99.
Get a good muscle roller and make sure to do static stretches (not moving and held for 10+ sec). But also don't overtrain. When I was parkouring more frequently I would try to have a rest day after 2 days of training, not necessarily doing nothing but at least go lighter on the legs or whatever was feeling sore.
For push ups I believe the progress goes from standing and pushing against a wall to pushing more at an angle to finally 90°. If you feel especially creative you can push up behind your back (google sitting push up). Same logic (easy start increasing in angle) could be applied to pull ups as well but you need something to pull on like these
The thing we today call parkour wasn’t invented by David of Sebastian. It was a group of friends. Read Julie Angel’s book Breaking the Jump for the full story. https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Jump-secret-Parkours-rebellion/dp/178131554X/ref=nodl_
I had a similar issue when I first started. The first time I ever tried a back flip was during a lunch break in highschool. My friend and I acctualy watched ronnies backflip tutorial right before lunch and he dared me I would do it so I got up on the ledge and I was like HELL YAH!!1 ima hit this no prob then I turned and literaly everybody that was around was starting at me. Everyone was yelling Pussy, Just do it and other things like that. I was standing there for a good 5 minutes and then I just throw it and I only ate crap a little and people had a new found respect for me after that day. You just gotta do it and not care about people watching. BTW here is a link to that backflip - https://www.instagram.com/p/znFEX6Nfb3/
I'm actually already very conscious of raising my hips. I used to do handspring vaults when I was young and that's about as high as your hips can go: http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=eqcf43%3E&s=8#.VNqnbC4U913
And it's not a problem on things lower than waist height. I feel 100% confident on those and I'm quite proud of my distance so I don't how much carryover drilling that more will have. And if it's a mostly vertical jump with both feet I can do chest height quite safely. But trying to dive into something tall and only getting push from one leg- I just can't get my hips that high. Which is why I'm wondering if taking off further back can help me clear it safer.
It's like, there's a 1 in 10 chance it happens any time I do something higher than my waist, and I can't keep this up if it doesn't get better.
Your estimation for where that point occurs is waaayyy off. Look at gymnasts who train with only bodyweight. Look at street workout guys. Look at Daniel Vadnal even though he does add some weights in. All of these people make most parkour athletes look frail. Parkour athletes, in general, have almost no muscle mass. If they got on a proper resistance training program (even with bodyweight) and actually ate food nearly every one of them I've ever met would gain muscle rapidly because they're that small.
David Belle didn't get bigger but he's also tiny. Because he doesn't train or eat for size, not because calisthenics don't give you muscle. If you think he hit the point of diminishing returns then fuck man, I don't even know what to tell you.
I like how the Rotterdam park takes advantage of the existing big concrete platform - good use of available space. I've been slowly compiling a visual archive of purpose-built parkour parks here: https://trello.com/b/H7wAgQBX/parks
If I'm missing any parks that you'd like to add, let me know and I can put you on as a contributor
Currently using these. They fit in my ear really well and have only fallen out once, and that was when I fell and hit my head on the grass. They also have good sound and decent battery life
If you are willing to learn a little id recommend getting a vector image program, as for them being free, ive used Incskape in the past and it is fairly straight forward with lotsa tutorials online. Have fun!
there is some problems with both Kdenlive and Shotcut, so im using Olive 0.1 that also is free https://www.olivevideoeditor.org/download.php
Olive 0.2 is in developing and are node based, just harder to use.
if you want free programs like Kdenlive, Shotcut, Olive ... make sure those are free opensource projects, this means you do not need to pay to use them
These ones? https://www.amazon.nl/Merrell-J066085-Trail-Handschoen-Sneaker/dp/B07VGYWWST/ref=asc_df_B07VFVNR2N/?tag=nlshogostdde-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=482749713831&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7167499231692578339&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9065280&hvtargid=pla-921882084694&th=1&psc=1
I've been testing these shoes out lately, and honestly, as long as your make sure they're on tight, they're pretty good.
Maybe something like this ..out of stock tho for this one in particular
Other than that maybe a good gift card for a pair of shoes...(He will need to chose them tho , finding perfect shoes is tricky and personal)
The big majority of the people are against fig, and for good reasons. it's not uncommon to see the tag #FuckFIG. If you're interested in why, you should read this book (: Breaking the Jump: The Secret Story of Parkour's High Flying Rebellion https://www.amazon.it/dp/1781316651/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yprnFbS8KCGAK
I'll also you leave you this text from a instagram post: Let us be clear: parkour is not and never has been a discipline of gymnastics. Never mind the fact that, as a principle, it is the exact opposite of gymnastics (gymnastics being the mastery of a prescribed set of techniques on defined apparatus, with parkour a concept of adaptive, practical movement that requires no fixed apparatus). Never mind the fact that parkour arose completely independently of gymnastics, with its own history, its own culture, its own founding communities and its own very clear identity. Never mind the fact that parkour has its own well established and highly effective coach education and principles of practice and development. Never mind the fact that the very well organised and established parkour communities worldwide have repeatedly resisted this blatant appropriation by an organisation desperately trying to boost its failing numbers and maintain relevance in a changing world. No, never mind all that. Parkour isn't a discipline of anything else; because it's more than just the movement, and always has been. It's a way of thinking, a way of navigating adversity of all kinds, a way of exploring the self in relation to the world and in relation to others. It's way of training body, mind and soul. It's a culture and a community and a language. It's a transformative practice all of its own, and it's been that from the very start. We reject this vote. We hold it in the highest contempt. We are not gymnastics. We are parkour.
Hope this was helpful!
There are some martial arts stores that still sell them online. There is also a pair on amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Kungfu-Martial-Taichi-Trainer-Shoes/dp/B07XBX9FHM/
Yep, those are the EXACT ones I bought. The other pair are these. I think they are the exact same pair, but more people reviews the latter because they're black and more people wanted black.
And the tag says they were made by ASICS, but nowhere on the box does it mention ASICS. Everything just says Onitsuka Tiger, including the link to the website. I think I'm good. I'm probably gonna buy a pair of Feiyues also since they're so cheap.
The ultimate 81s (in my experience) are the prefered Tiger.
Looking at Amazon, the "Ultimate 81 Classic" are the pair most of my friends use.
They require light 'breaking in' but they're excellent afterwords.
Evlov's have odd sizing If there are any stores near you that have them, I'd suggest going and checking them out. Even on the website, they suggest going down a size. I wouldn't buy them without seeing though
u/Not-in-jail haha excuse my heavy use with adjectives.
I'm just not sure which shoe to buy in terms of training/durability/wallet wise.
I'm leaning towards the Ultimate 81s because it's an all around shoe and lasts people a long time, but I'm not sure if it has the same landing impact as the feiyues.
Compared to the shoes I have, pretty much have Nike roshe like padding.
I'm brand new to pk/fr and just bought a pair of these "kung fu pants" to use for practice and really like them, $20 from amazon:
Kung Fu (Kungfu) Uniform 100% Cotton (Pants Only) -
by Tiger Claw
I bought size 5 (normally wear 30" waist, 32" inseam pants) and they're perfect...waist and ankles are comfortably snug thanks to the elastic but otherwise very loose ("baggy") in the legs and very easy to move in.