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What are the physics behind parkour?

Two of my favorite things. Parkour and physics. Many time when I train people , I end up giving physics examples for visualization of movement that they are trying to achieve. I’ll try to organize this answer based on these regular physics concepts that strikes me the most. Projectile motion – the most obvious concept […]

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What are the practical uses of Parkour?

Parkour has many practical uses and a lot of them might be obvious but there are some that aren’t as obvious. I’m going to tell you more about the practical uses of parkour I’ve found through years of doing parkour. The first practical, and probably most practical, use of parkour is that parkour can make you […]

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Why is Parkour not an extreme sport?

Parkour is not an extreme sport because it’s not about all about doing crazy stunts in dangerous situations. That’s just how the media portrays it… There are some extreme ways that you can do parkour. The extreme ways of doing parkour are the ones that get the most views on YouTube And Instagram. Parkour is […]

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To learn parkour, what are the first three moves you need?

The first things that you need to learn are: Shoulder Roll This is just the roll that you see people do in videos after a high jump. It helps break your fall. You crouch down like in a frog stretch and roll onto your shoulder. The ground should make a Lin on your back from […]

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How often does someone die while doing parkour?

Statistically it is very low. People that do not have an understanding of what parkour is, or think they know what it is without experiencing it, or think it is about jumping great heights and risking death are mistaken. People that attempt parkour outside of their skill set, and have not trained their body and […]

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How does one begin to learn Parkour in adulthood?

I started in my late 20s and was not in the best shape but pretty decent since I box about 2-3 times a week. If you think your in great shape or not, parkour will humble you pretty quickly so don’t worry much about it. The way I started was I found some forums with […]

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What is the difference between parkour and free running?

When adults think of parkour, they imagine young teenagers doing daredevil stunts, and doing backflips on top of rooftops. Over the years, the public have had the wrong impression about parkour. They often get mixed up between parkour, and freerunning. Partly due to the media always portraying parkour as a dangerous and risky activity. 1. […]

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What is Parkour?

Parkour is similar to the foot chase in Casino Royale except that there aren’t crews placing air mattresses down in case Daniel Craig misses a move! Same for the Three Door’s Down video “It’s Not My Time”. If you are willing to take the chance squats, deadlifts, calf raises, pull ups hard sprints, regular and […]

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How do I get started in parkour?

How to Get Started in Parkour or Free Running Teach Yourself Get in shape. You must have endurance. Work on basic calisthenics like push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and squats. These are the basic building blocks for practicing parkour. Experts say you should be capable of performing 25 push-ups, 5 pull-ups and 50 full squats before you […]