==== ====Do you want to learn how to do Parkour? Visithttp://tinyurl.com/learnparkour==== ====Learn how to do parkour and you will be able to run up 8ft walls, leap across gaps, vault over rails,fly through your environment, and take drops up to 10ft with the same amount of impact as anormal person doing a jumping jack (its been scientifically proven).Learn how to do parkour and if you are ever put in a critical situation where you need to escapefrom four thugs trying to mug you, catch someone who just stole your girlfriends purse, and etc.,you will know exactly what to do, you wont be scared, and you will succeed.Master the dicipline of parkour, and it will be a joke when people try to chase after you, you willalmost hope some one tries to steal your bag because the real life chase would be so much funand easy.Another good thing about parkour is that it is a great way to stay in shape, it works your wholebody and builds efficient muscle. So whether you are a guy or girl, trying to lose weight or getextremely cut, parkour will get you there. Its also a lot of fun! Once you get started you will quicklybecome addicted and it will actually change the way you look at the world around you (mosttraceurs, including myself, will tell you this first hand).MISCONCEPTIONS OVER PARKOURParkour has recently gotten very popular on television and in film. They show guys doing deathdefying jumps and enormous roof gaps across buildings.This is NOT how parkour is!Most of your training is spent in a low to ground safe environment. You start off small andgradually build your way up. It takes years of training for the big jumps that you see on televisionand they are not performed often.We traceurs only perform a risky move when we are either put in a critical situation or have trainedon that specific move and are 100% confident in the jump. If we are not feeling it for what everreason we do not do it.The last thing you want to do is severely injure yourself or die.Some people think we are hoodlums that damage property and have no respect. This could not beany further from the truth. Traceurs respect their training areas, more so than the normal person.The architecture and obstacles almost become a part of us, the last thing we would want to do isharm the training spot that we use. We dont want to damage property or harm anyone we just
want to be able to move freely in our environment.HOW TO GET STARTEDParkour is a very physically demanding discipline. Always consult a physician or doctor before youbegin training.No matter what age you are or physical level you are you can train parkour. Its all about startingoff at a level that is comfortable with you and building your way up.Parkour is also very inexpensive to get into. Ha all you really need are some comfortable workoutclothes and some running shoes.The best places to train parkour are usually parks, college campuses, downtown city areas, andany other location that has a variety of obstaclesHere are the three steps to getting start!STEP #1- Learn all the basic movementsYou need to learn all the basic moves, what they are and how to do them. Heres a list of thebasics-Basic Landing, Parkour roll, Dive Roll, Precision, Stride Precision, Plyo jump, Crane, Wall-run, CatLeap, Tac, Cat to Cat, Lache, Turn Vault, Speed Vault, Kong Vault, Diving Kong Vault, DoubleKong Vault, Dash Vault, Reverse Vault, Kash Vault, Underbar, Balancing, Cat-BalanceSTEP #2- ConditioningYou need to condition your body for parkour as well. Most parkour conditioning is performed withjust your body weight. Conditioning goes hand in hand with training the basics to parkour. Thestronger and more coordinated your body get the faster, easier, and more powerful yourmovements will become.A lot of times the parkour movements themselves will be added into the conditioning routine. Youwill want to condition about 3 times a week and involve a mix of specific workout routines.STEP #3- Start TrainingYou have to get out there and start training. Start off small and gradually build up. So start bypracticing a small precision jump, from one line to another on flat ground. Then when you getcomfortable and successful with that, try jumping back and forth to lines at different lengths. Thenmove to jumping back and forth to raised up objects, such as two curbs. Then build up to twoledges. Then to two rails.That is how the cycle goes. Learn the basic moves, condition, and then train at a small level andkeep increasing as you get stronger and more comfortable.
THE BASIC LANDINGHeres the steps to the basic landing to get you started.You must learn the basic landing before you learn any other moves or else you will not know howto land out of the movements and if youre jumping off of something you will risk injuring yourself.STEP #1- LAND ON THE BALLS OF YOUR FEETYou ALWAYS want to initiate the landing on the balls of your feet. You NEVER want to land flatfooted or on your heels.When you land flat footed or on your heels your body will act like a stiff board and will not be ableto absorb any of the landing. All of the force and pressure of the jump will go straight into yourjoints and back. If you do this off of a medium to high impact jump you will injure yourself.You want to land on the BALLS of your feet and allow your muscles and joints to act naturally,bend properly, and absorb the impact. This will allow your body to act like a spring that absorbsthe force and the impact and puts less pressure on your joints and back.STEP #2- DONT LET YOUR LEGS BEND BELOW 90 DEGREESDo not allow your legs to bend below 90 degrees. When you bend your knees below 90 degreesyou are putting too much stress on your knee joints and it means you are not landing properly. Ifyou are landing a drop that you wont be able to absorb fully with your legs go into step # 3STEP #3- GO TO YOUR HANDS ON A BIG DROPIf its a big drop that you wont be able to fully absorb with your legs without bending below 90degrees, you want to bring your hands down to the ground for extra support.So you will lean your body slightly forward, keep your back straight, hands directly in front of youwith your arms straight but with a slight bend, palms facing the ground, and use your hands to takeaway some of the impact.You should almost resemble a gorilla, with legs bent and hands touching the ground. After youabsorb spring up and forward.This will allow you to keep your legs from going below 90 degrees and enable you to absorb a lotmore impact.Now this basic landing should not be used when you have a lot of forward momentum with yourjump. For example, if you were running and jumping off of anything above 4 feet with a lot offorward momentum you will want to perform a parkour roll, which is an advanced landing.You also would want to use the parkour roll instead of a basic landing if you were jumping out offof anything above 6ft. The basic landing works well for small jumps, but the parkour roll isessential for taking big drops.
If you want to learn how to run up 8ft walls, leap across 12ft gaps, vault over rails, fly through yourenvironment, and take drops up to 10ft with the same amount of impact as a normal person doinga jumping jack, Then check out my "FREE" web site and blog!Website- http://www.learnmoreparkour.comBlog- http://www.learnmoreparkour.com/blogYoull get tons of free stuff on there!My twin brother and I have been training parkour since 2004. Parkour has dramatically changedour lives mentally and physically. Its all we do now and we love teaching others!Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jonathan_Tapp==== ====Do you want to learn how to do Parkour? Visithttp://tinyurl.com/learnparkour==== ====