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Parkour Basics Part 2

By Jesse Woody

In Parkour

June 01, 2006

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After covering the basic two-handed, speed, and lazy vaults in last month’s article, I will finish up the basics of ground-level vaulting technique here by exploring the monkey, dash, and reverse vaults. These three movements ride the cusp of practical technique. All three can be useful in the right situation, but most people seem to have a tendency to apply them for their flair more than anything… Continue Reading

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Parkour Basics Part 1

By Jesse Woody

In Parkour

May 01, 2006

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Parkour is about movement with a mindset of efficiency, pure and simple. The fact is, this mindset is developed through action, through experience of the movements. It is much the same for martial arts: many of the benefits come from an eventual understanding gained through practice, but there is no practice without learning the basic moves first. That being said, it’s time to combine the ideas behind Parkour (CrossFit… Continue Reading

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In Parkour

April 01, 2006

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In my first installment on parkour, in last month's journal, I recounted a bit of the sport's background, from some of the original concepts of functional fitness that underlie it to the sport/art that was developed by teens in the suburbs outside of Paris and has recently exploded onto the world scene. That being said, any activity is only as good as its actual practice.

Talking about parkour is in no way… Continue Reading

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Parkour

By Jesse Woody

In Parkour

March 01, 2006

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Parkour is quite simply the art of navigating any environment quickly, confidently, and effectively with only the capabilities of your body to aid you. It's easy to see that how well it matches the CrossFit tenets of function, intensity, and variance, but it may seem surprising that it can also be universally scalable and beneficial. The concepts of environmental awareness and adaptation are of infinite… Continue Reading

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