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Lessons in Parkour: How to Safely Land on Your Feet
Flexibility and leg strength are the keys to keeping your joints safe during landings of any sort.
Movement Is Music: How to Make Your Parkour Flow
Interact with the environment with virtuosity and poise. Be the musician, letting the notes flow into a smooth melody.
Go Run Up a Wall! How to Do a Parkour Wall Run
Parkour athletes routinely scale overhead walls with speed and ease. The technique for getting on top of an overhead wall is known as a wall run, and can be learned through a few basic steps.
7 Simple Ways to Avoid Injury in Parkour (Or Any Other Sport)
Injuries within elite athletics are a common occurrence. Does that mean that you, an amateur athlete, are at the same risk for catastrophic injury when performing similar events? No, it does not.
Parkour Plyometrics: 3 Drills to Develop Explosive Leg Strength
Working to develop explosive leg strength is the most surefire way to increase your jumping ability. Here are three skills derived from parkour that are also great for building explosive leg strength:
Creative Sight: Improving Your Parkour Vision
Let's talk about the cultivation of your parkour vision. What happens when you cut across a lawn, zigzag through the bushes, hop over a bench, or tiptoe along a planter?
Stick it! How to Do Precision Jumps for Distance and Accuracy
In the parkour community, broad jumps in which you land upright with minimal impact are known as “precision jumps.”
Get Up That Wall! Mastering the Parkour Climb-Up
It is a fundamental skill for getting yourself on top of an overhead structure. And aside from being a challenging and fun skill to master, the climb-up could just save your life someday.
Ground Control: How to Move Efficiently on All Fours
Aside from being a way to build coordination, efficiency, and whole body strength, ground movements are nice additions to the warm-up portion of a workout.
Shimmy Shimmy: How to Do 2 Beginner Parkour Arm Traverses
Aside from getting around and over stuff, parkour is useful for getting across stuff with efficiency. Here are two types of arm traverse you can practice to move laterally across obstacles.
Training for the World’s Most Famous Obstacle Course: American Ninja Warrior
Last year I competed in the Northwest Regional for ANW, until I dislocated my shoulder on the course. Here's how I suggest you should prepare if you want to test yourself as a ninja warrior.
Join Us For a Twitter Chat With Parkour Expert Ben Musholt - Plus a Giveaway
Ben Musholt is our resident parkour expert. Ask him all your parkour questions and learn about his exciting new project, "The Mad Skills Encyclopedia" in our next Twitter chat!
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Elevated Poise: Beginner Parkour Rail Skills
Your balance responds well to targeted practice. Work on it and it gets better. So, I’ve got a set of fun balance challenges for you. These series of movements come from basic parkour conditioning.
Build the Upper Body Strength to Climb Walls: 2 Parkour Wall Dip Exercises
Being able to get up over and down the other side of a wall is incredibly useful, but also takes upper body strength. Here are 2 exercises to build this type of functional strength.
How Do You Roll: Gymnastics vs. Parkour?
Learning how to fall properly is a valuable skill. It’s inevitable that during your training you will fall. While a traditional gymnastics roll could be dangerous, a parkour roll could keep you safe.
Get Over It! How to Do 3 Beginner Parkour Vaults
Whether you just want to be faster in your next obstacle race or are more serious about practicing parkour, there are a few basic vaults that must be in your skill set.
All Aboard: Parkour Training Has Arrived
Parkour is a movement discipline that focuses on the ability to overcome obstacles with speed and grace. It can help you avoid danger, and also make you a better athlete.
Parkour vs. Freerunning & How to Choose a Gym: Interview with Traceur Tim Koren, Part 2
Learn about parkour competition, the difference between parkour and free running, and also some suggestions for what the novice looking to try parkour might want to seek out.
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