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Old 12-09-2008, 04:33 PM   #11
michael blevins
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I guess I should elaborate on " crash landing" I meant to practice roll outs on landings to absorb shock not to literally crash land, but to avoid the crash by break falling. similar to BJJ (instead of just avoiding getting taken down you excersize the fall and use your technique to absorb the shock) From what I see there are a lot of long drops involved in parkour, this is what scares me the most about the sport, sorry about the confusion
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:58 PM   #12
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I will plan on switching out DL's and squats for more olympic lifts and power movements (tuck jumps, broad jumps, vertical leaps) as soon as my lifting numbers increase. As for the landing work, I have been doing plenty of shoulder rolls and eventually do plan on combining shoulder rolls into broad jumps, etc. as I feel more comfortable with shoulder rolls. Steven, as you said before about adding in explosive upper body work, you think push-up variations, wall balls, and push press and jerk should be enough for that? I'll be more than glad to start journaling in my progression online for anyone interested in my progress. Thanks everyone for their help so far.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:25 PM   #13
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You don't NEED explosive upper body work. Just upper body strength. Upper body explosiveness can be useful but not extremely so. I mean, if you have the strength to do muscle ups with +25% of your bodyweight you're gonna have a fast climb up and top out... and pretty much more strength that most of the traceurs out there. It's not something you need to work with explosiveness.

I'd say work overall strength with explosiveness on the side for upper body.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:59 PM   #14
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Haha, sorry about the misunderstanding. Finals have somewhat fried my brain. Thanks for the advice though Steven.
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