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Old 07-05-2008, 10:43 AM
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Im having a debate on another forum about conditioning.

I recently wrote a rough article about my view on conditioning, and posted it up on a local forum. Only to be bombarded by one traceur saying it was completely wrong.

Now, my view on conditioning is for strength and power, building up strength to progress quicker through parkour,

But the other view from the traceur is that conditioning is to build a suit of armour, thus decreasing your chances of injuring yourself.

Although both ideas are not wrong, one thing stood our from one of this persons posts.

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Sorry, but you obviously have no idea the reasons most people do conditioning. Strength condition is for injury prevention and building of armour
Anyways, Id like other peoples view on conditioning, so I can re-draft my article.

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Old 07-05-2008, 11:26 AM
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conditioning helps to build the strength you need to use in parkour.
with pull ups and push ups, climb ups become quicker
stronger quads means further precisions etc.

though, strengthening does help to prevent injuries and such
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:06 PM
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the answer is in the word.
conditioning is to condition yourself and your body to cope with the stress of parkour on your body.

strength training is to help your body get stronger.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: Conditioning

Yes strength and conditioning can fulfill both of the vague roles you've mentioned.

But tbh mate I wouldn't bother writing an article on something you only have a sketchy knowledge of. There's been huge tomes written on the subject of strength and conditioning for sports, theres journals that focus solely on it also.

I would (and I am!) read as much as you can on the subject, there is already some well written and researched articles/pieces discussing Strength and conditioning for Parkour(or similar haha) on the web.Books are nice too.

If you were to write this or another article at a later date maybe review your sentence structure and terminology as some was a little clumsy.

None of this was meant in an insulting or derisory way-obviously tone of voice isn't available on tinternets- its just my advice.

(and I don't think quad strength has much effect on precision jump distance ant )
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:34 PM
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Iggy, I dont take it as an insult, but im looking into it for my Physical Education GCSE, so i am required to write an article on something which i have an active part in. So thats conditioning. XD
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:50 PM
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then i think you should research it further
learn more about your muscles.
(i think) at GCSE's you learn about 2 muscle fibre types.
slow twicth and fast twitch right?

yeah, look into this alot more, and say how conditioning affects these two muscle fibres.
(or, if you want, take it a step further and research into the other muscle fibre types?)
say how you train to get each of these muscle fibres more developed etc.
I reckon you could add things about how this affects your cardiac cycle and things
like chemoreceptors and shit.


and, iggy.. how can they not?
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:51 PM
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Yep

I aggree,

I shall research now XD

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Old 07-05-2008, 04:04 PM
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Explosive strength would probably more usefull for climb ups and precsions, but for big drops a think you would have to have very strong legs, like that drop david belle does and he bounces lols
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:15 PM
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on the topic of precisions, i'll have to say iggy has a point. Personally i find the glutes play a far more important role than the quads. The whole pc chain is very important (to me anywayz) and thats not to say the quads are these bullshit muscle they help a fair bit. But for distance: glutes.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:16 PM
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I agree. I used to cycle for ages, building up my leg muscles before i got into parkour. And i mean, by ages, I live 50 miles away from my girlfriend. So i used to cycle to hers to surprise her. And Its really helped my presisons.
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