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  1. 1. ==== ====Do you want to learn how to do Parkour? Visit ====The parkour wall run is a basic parkour move in which a person runs up a wall without support.This parkour lesson is for beginners that are new to parkour training, and trying to teachthemselves how to become a traceur (someone who does parkour) without paying for expensiveparkour classes.The simplest description of this parkour move is as follows: you jog/run towards a wall, then makecontact with the wall with your strong foot at about your standing waist height, and propel yourselfup the wall.The first lesson theyll teach at any parkour class is to make sure you hit the wall at your standingwaist height. Lower than this will give you poor leverage and make you slip, but higher than thiswill make it difficult to push off the wall.The second big tip they teach at parkour classes is to make contact only with the ball of your foot.Many beginners make the mistake of putting their whole foot against the wall because they think itwill give them better friction, but really it limits the amount of force you can generate with that leg.Your heel should not touch the wall.Its actually unfortunate that this is called a wall run because the name screws a lot of people up.You are not running on the wall. You are bouncing off and shooting up. It is not the same feeling ortechnique as running on the ground. This is probably the biggest lesson for parkour beginners:launch off of the wall, dont try to run up it. You want to be generating force into the wall, notdownward.Another important parkour lesson: ALWAYS keep your hands ready in the front of your body incase you slip on the wall and need to catch yourself.Advanced parkour lesson:Once you get good at generating force into the wall and using it to bounce outward & upward,theres another tip that some parkour classes will teach to generate extra height beyond the initialcontact. Forcefully lift your opposite knee up in the direction you want to go. This will generatemomentum and raise your center of gravity. This is a small trick but it produces big results. Thrustyour leg up, tight to your body (keeping your hands ready so you dont bang the wall after initialcontact). If done right this technique can generate some serious height so keep in mind theimportance of learning to do a parkour landing BEFORE trying the wall run.The last part of a successful wall run is the wall up. A wall up is the move used to go from hangingon the wall to scaling it. This technique is a parkour lesson of its own. It requires upper body
  2. 2. strength, forearm strength, and most importantly, good parkour technique.Remember, like any sport, parkour has some inherent risk. Its important to stay within yourcurrent skill level.About the AuthorBen is a founding partner of BC-X Parkour, the parkour instructional system led by professionalNYParkour instructor Mike Araujo (Mikes parkour skills have been featured in several mediaoutlets, including NY Daily News and FuseTV)For more information, visit http://www.parkourtrainingdvd.comArticle Source: ====Do you want to learn how to do Parkour? Visit ====