Questions tagged [parkour]

Parkour is the act of moving from point “a” to point “b” using the obstacles in your path to increase your efficiency.

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Can a 45 years old man learn basic Parkour moves?

Can a 45 years man that is thin and elastic learn the basic Parkour moves such as jumping over obstacles? Is it good for his body (bones, joints, cartilage, etc.)?
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What is a “suitcase” fall?

A few days ago, I was listening to a discussion of parkour and they mentioned two painful falls you should avoid. One I recognized, the scorpion, which is basically a faceplant where you have ...
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How to get to 20 pull-ups while having also muscle growth?

As a followup to this question, can I get to 20 pull-ups (instead of push-ups), doing the same routine as in the ascepted answer? i.e. going for failure, with moderate speed repetitions, and resting ...
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What can I change in my routine to get to 20 push-ups?

This is what I've been doing: Each serie has the maximum number of repetitions I can do. So, the first serie is 10 reps then the next serie is 7 and so on, until I cannot lift my weight. Each ...
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What flips are unnecessary in parkour/freerunning? [closed]

When people in parkour videos do flips, they look cool, but is it really important to do it? To what extent should you do a flip (i.e. heights, obstacles)? Also, what flips should a beginner learn?
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Why do many parkour practitioners wear oversized pants?

When you start poking around parkour videos, you'll start to see a trend of people wearing extremely baggy pants, often with the crotch hanging down to about knee level. This is particularly odd to me ...
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Where to store the chalk (magnesium carbonate) when training parkour?

It's been a while since I've practiced parkour and I want to start practicing again, the problem is that I've lost completely my capacity to hold a good grip. I've never used chalk to practice, but ...
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Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders

When I was a child, I had no problem with going across the monkey bars. Sure, my hands were usually sore afterwards (as much as anything because the outside bars had a tendency to oxidize and form ...
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Is there any advantage to doing flips during big drops in parkour?

I know that there's a fair amount of debate in the community about the distinction between parkour (getting from point A to point B as efficiently as possible) versus freerunning (do impressive stunts ...
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Parkour Basic Landing

I am a beginner at Parkour. I was trying out the Basic Landing. I had read that when doing it, your thighs and your lower legs must be at an angle of 90 degrees (not less than that). But I am unable ...
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How to find good parkour shoes

My main question is the title, but I have a couple of details I would like to add. I would like to be able to buy these shoes in person, because I have a hard time finding shoes that fit and want to ...
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How do I prevent the scraping that occurs when I rotate my leg about my hip? [closed]

I recently started taking parkour lessons and after a full day of vaulting and jumping around, the area around my hip flexor (or possible the hip flexor itself, I'm not a doctor) hurts. For some ...
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How do I get my legs higher for a kong?

I can do a kong over something about the size of a picnic table, however I notice that on anything longer, my legs start to fall, and I have to bring my feet down. However many traceurs can get ...
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The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc

I have a background in bodybuilding training and functional training for climbing. In both cases it has been crucial to keep certain fixed amounts of repetitions within series, numbers of series per ...
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How should a young person train for parkour?

I really want to start training parkour, but I have no idea where to start. I'm only 13, but I'm reasonably fit, and already run regularly. I also found a strength training routine that I intend to ...
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How does one “grind down” calluses?

I love having hardened calluses- except when they rip! A while back, I had a callus on each hand rip open whilst doing Parkour. I was told to "grind down" my calluses every once in a while. By this, I ...
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How to train for Parkour as middle aged beginner

I got interested in Parkour and like to start to train for it. I used to do weight lifting and running short distances, but it's more than ten years now and I'm out of shape. So getting in shape again ...
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How to overcome fear?

I assume this is a very atypical question for this community, but I believe it's on-topic, so, I'll go ahead with this. I was hoping someone could help me resolve the problem of overcoming fear. To ...
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My wrists and fore-arms hurt, what should I do?

I weight lifts daily and also do parkour and I tend to have problems with my wrists and forearms (edit: specifically it's my right wrist and my left forearm. my left wrist is completely OK and my ...