With the tons of Parkour videos online, it is no surprise that more and more people are getting involved in the sport/art of Parkour every day. When you start learning how to Parkour, it is natural to want to start making videos, typically of stuff that you are not ready to do yet. Many beginners feel that in order to make entertaining videos, they need to be doing crazy tricks. This is not true.
Wall Sits. If you want to develop strength and endurance for your quads, glutes and calves, wall sits are your best bet. It’s a relatively simple exercise but getting the form right can be a challenge. Start by putting your back against a wall with your feet shoulder width apart and two feet from the wall. Gradually slide your back down the wall until your thighs become parallel to the ground, keeping your knees directly above your ankles. With your back flat against the wall, stay in this position for 20 to 60 seconds. Rest for about 30 seconds before going at it again for three more times. A burning sensation in the quads is normal, but pain in the knee or kneecap isn’t. Stop the exercise right away if you experience it.
Many people don’t know how to create a workout program, which is understandable since many of us aren’t Fitness professionals. There’s a set of DVD workouts that are included with TheRack. The workouts target all the major muscle groups. There’s one for abs, arms, fat burning, and more. There’s also a schedule to help you know what workout to do each day.
Get regular exercise. There are many ways in which exercise is good for you, and helping to fight fatigue is just one of them. You do not need to go into training for a marathon to get benefits from regular exercise, just 30 minutes of activity done three or four days a week will do. Getting regular exercise helps keep your body running at a higher pace all day, helping you fight off fatigue. It can also help keep your sleep schedule more regular and help you fight fatigue-inducing stress.
Now, fat loss is usually taken care of with a diet and workout plan. When you combine both a calorie restricted and balanced healthy diet with a regular workout plan, weight loss is accelerated. Results are even more accelerated when resistance training is combined with aerobic exercise. The goal of aerobic exercise isn’t to make your muscles stronger, but to burn calories and make your circulatory and respiratory system stronger. Aerobic exercise also helps your body become better at burning fat. Resistance training activities like weightlifting and parkour pov help to build muscle and strength. Muscle uses calories, even at rest. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn.
Check your caffeine levels. When we start feeling tired, many of us reach for a tall cup of coffee or some other caffeinated beverage. The quick boost these drinks give us fool us into thinking that this is a good solution to fatigue. Nothing could be further from the truth. While there is nothing wrong with a moderate amount of caffeine consumption, massive intake of this drug can lead to a continuous cycle of spikes and crashes in our body’s nervous system. This cycle will actually make your fatigue worse rather than help beat it. Limit your intake of coffee, sodas, and other caffeine sources, and you can help fight fatigue before it starts.
There are the basic moves that form the foundation of Parkour. These moves are what allow us to land safely. They allow us to evenly distribute the force of the impact throughout our body to prevent any serious injury.
The most important of these, however, are the landing and the rolling. The landing will allow you to distribute the force of the impact evenly throughout the body. This makes sure that neither your ankle, knee, legs, or back from absorbing too much of the impact that will cause damage.
That’s it, vegan athletes! To sum it up: Get the two books; one by McDougall and one by Saxton. The first shall inspire you, and then second, inform you. Get yourself a pair of minimalist running sandals, or make your own, as I did. Then follow the simple guidelines laid out in bold print, above.