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How to Prevent Hand Gashes

Parkour is a sport that uses every part of the body, but especially the hands. You use your hands to grab objects, support your body, and break your falls. If you are like most people, it isn't going to take long for you to develop calluses.
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The Zen of Muscle Memory in Parkour

The brain is a wonderful thing, and no matter what occupation or challenge you have, the adage of try and try until you succeed comes to mind.
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YOU'LL NEVER LAND FLIPS, GAINERS, OR WEBSTERS WITHOUT THIS

You've mastered some vaults and you feel confident. Now it's time to tackle flips. It might be too early but hey, we all need to start somewhere. Besides you’re getting bored and they seem so, so cool.
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PARKOUR BAILS: DO YOU KNOW HOW?

Falling is just a natural part of learning Parkour, and there is no way around it. It is inevitable that you will bail,  and sometimes it will hurt. Those that can move past the fear and pain go further than those who can’t.


With that said, you should always try to bail in the safest way possible. There are several techniques you can use to protect yourself when you mess up. Learning these techniques will help prevent injury, as well as allow you to train longer because you will spend less time on the sidelines.

All the top traceurs use techniques to protect themselves when they bail. If you look at their histories, most of them have gone without a serious injury in their careers.  You will need to be OK with bailing if you are going to get anywhere in this sport. The point of that advice is Read More

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Parkour Games That Will Help You Train

Continual progression is a big part of the game, and that can be gruelling if training is solely focused on drilling moves over and over. Using games to help with your Parkour skills will add a small boost to your mentality and allow you to grow as an athlete.


Games like these are a great way to switch up your training routine, and have some fun while doing it. Some of these games can be done by yourself or with a group, but the entire point of them is to get better at Parkour without worrying about some of the pitfalls. Get good at these games, and you'll raise your skill level in no time flat. So here are some of the more interesting games people have made up to help them train.
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The Perfect Landing: 3 Essential Tips

If you do Parkour you will need to learn how to land properly. As you gain more experience, you will try to climb and jump off higher and farther objects, and proper landings will become the most important techniques to have mastered.


Learning proper form for a basic landing is essential for beginners and experienced traceurs alike. You will use basic landing technique in almost every movement you do. But, it is particularly important to understand these principles when landing from heights. You can get away with poor landing technique from a short distance, but not from a high one. Bad technique from a high distance can leave you with nagging aches and pains.
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Paralysis by Analysis

Fear is a large part of our lives, and sports are no different. Every time you try something new, you are going to feel fear to some degree. There is no reason to feel ashamed by this. It is just a part of being a human being.


Fear plays a large role in sports. Any time there is a chance of injury, a pesky voice in the back of your head will be telling you to stop. Listening to this part of your brain is the only reason you are alive right now. If you didn’t, you would do things like walk out into traffic without thinking about it.

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Longevity - You’ll Never Last Without This

Parkour is more popular now than ever before. One of the best things about this sport is that anyone can take part. You do not need to buy equipment and you don't need a team - all you need is yourself. Dedication and effort are all that it takes to go far in this game, and that is what makes the sport so beautiful.


Yet, a lot of people don't make it far. They burn out before reaching a high level. They get injured, frustrated, or just lose interest.

Having a long Parkour career is a skill in and of itself. The only way you are going to achieve greatness in this sport is Read More

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The Winter Training Guide

It’s that time of year again. Winter is approaching and the air is getting colder. Parkour is all fun and games in the warmth of summer, but the colder months can stop your progress. What is a traceur supposed to do?


If you are serious about your training, you can’t simply stop for months on end. Ask any professional traceur and they will tell you that they always train in the winter. It’s a must if you want to build your skills to a professional level.

This article will give you some tips for wintertime training. There is no excuse for stopping during this time of year. Let’s get to it.
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BLIND PARKOUR: THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

Understanding the surfaces you are working with is one of the most important skills in Parkour. Like many of the essentials, it isn't flashy, and won't win you any YouTube followers. Yet, learning to master your surface areas will take you one step closer to a complete game.

Your ability to do the movement you want depends a lot on the surface you are doing them on. If you try a tic-tac, how do youRead More

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