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Old 05-04-2008, 09:44 PM   #21
Mike Rothschild
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Re: Parkour and CrossFit

Parkour is really not that rebellious..the only thing rebellious about it is jumping on things that most people don't jump on.

I don't like to be associated with the same "druggie skateboarder" crowd. I used to be one of those (minus the druggie part) a LONG time ago and believe me, Traceurs and Skateboarders are not THAT alike
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:46 AM   #22
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Re: Parkour and CrossFit

Originally Posted by Tom Woodward View Post
Parkour seems to be cut from a different cloth in that respect. I'm sure creating a workout of "5 kongs, 3 vaults and then climb 2 buildings for time" would be like blasphemy for a traceur.
Not as much as you'd think. I've put people through drills on a wall such as:

Jump to the wall (cat)
climb up (like a muscle up)
climb down (back to hanging),
climb up,
QM (quadrupedal movement) across to the other side of the wall,
climb down,
climb up,
climb down,

I made all of our people do this for time, and it became a kind of mini-competition. Everyone wanted to be the fastest. But also, next time we did it, people could see if they improved or not.

"5 kongs, 3 vaults and then climb 2 buildings for time" is also no different than an obstacle course. You're just requiring what they have to do, instead of letting it be freeform.
When you hit rock bottom... grab a chisel. <-- My Parkour blog
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