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Old 03-04-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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Great gymnastics/metcon "game"

I wanted to post a little about a game we created in Iraq to break up the monotony. I think someone can use it as a fun way to do something new and get a good workout. The activity is called "ptossing" (pronounced "tossing", named after the 5 rules to the game).

The rules are:
1. You must always be in motion (Perpetual motion, no resting).
2. You must always Travel a new path.
3. You must be Outside.
4. You must use your body for resistance (Self as resistance).
5. You must Sprint every hill.

Most people have done similar stuff to this, but the rules make it especially intense, and also keep with the "constantly varied, functional movements done at high intensity" way of CF.

The basic idea is you go on an interval run and interject "ptasks" (predetermined gymnastics exercises) using only the environment as tools to facilitate the exercise (trees, ledges, walls, gaps, poles, rails, bars, etc.) We created it because we originally wanted to learn parkour but didn't know enough to really give it a go. We found that once we did learn it, the two go hand in hand.

There's a lot more stuff involved, and if you want more details, ideas, tips and tricks, I can give you the link to the site we created for it (want to see if anyone's interested first). We found a lot of people liked it enough to do this; the site is pretty new though, so not a lot of people on there. But all in all, we realized it was way more intense than it looked on paper and it's a great way to change things up every once in a while.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:18 AM   #2
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Re: Parkour-inspired Fitness "Game"

So, are people who play this game referred to as ptossers?

Sounds like a good game.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:22 AM   #3
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Re: Parkour-inspired Fitness "Game"

When I was younger we used to take a game we call Ratty (In Northumberland, England) and modify it...

Rules Of Original:
to start the game the first "RAT CATCHER" was chosen by the slowest to a 100m point.

that person then has to catch another person and when that person is caught they join forces to catch others and it continues on that way until eventually its all against one.

the last person to be caught is then the first to be "on" the next game.

Parkour version:
Same rules except you must find a very urban area. with walls, stairs, rails, hills and park/climbing frames and you must get over,under or arround the area as fast as possible away from the catchers..

This makes for very effective METCON workouts! give it shot. its well worth it
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Re: Parkour-inspired Fitness "Game"

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So, are people who play this game referred to as ptossers?

Sounds like a good game.
Yeah, we didn't realize it until afterwards that in the UK you call people tossers all the time. We had a guy from UK come up with a new set of terminology because of it.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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Re: Parkour-inspired Fitness "Game"

We do this kind of thing all the time in our parkour sessions. Set up the gym as a sort of obstacle course, and let folks loose on it. Jump, run, roll, climb... it's exhausting.
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