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View Poll Results: Plyometrics, Weights or Both
Plyometrics (Body Weight) 4 25.00%
Weights 2 12.50%
Both 10 62.50%
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Old 14-05-2008, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Plyometrics or Plain old weights?

also I reached my body weight strength potential years ago D:

( which is way not strong enough for parkour)
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i find that body weight training does plenty for what i need at the moment.
however, weighted training is massively beneficial.
for example, try spending a session wearing a weighted vest, doing all the usual things, just with more weight. you'll notice a massive improvement when you take it off
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Old 15-05-2008, 12:23 AM
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i find that body weight training does plenty for what i need at the moment.
however, weighted training is massively beneficial.
for example, try spending a session wearing a weighted vest, doing all the usual things, just with more weight. you'll notice a massive improvement when you take it off

And damage to your joints, weighted jumpys = not good for joints !
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Old 15-05-2008, 07:23 AM
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that's true, which is why you would stick to the more basic movements, no larger jumps, basic vaults, small precisions, small armjumps and wall scales
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Old 15-05-2008, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: Plyometrics or Plain old weights?

The only thing I would say is that be prepared for a hell of a lot of confusion, frustration and upset when you decide to take your training to the next level.

Life was simpler and happier when all I did was long distance running and bodyweight exercises.

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Old 15-05-2008, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: Plyometrics or Plain old weights?

weighted vests are sounding rather good and 8)
where would you be able to get one for a decent price? an what sorta weight would you recommend :?:
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Old 15-05-2008, 07:22 PM
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Try searching eBay, I got a 10kg vest for £30 on there. Weighted vests are pretty expensive for what they are.

I totally don't recommend Parkour movements in a weighted vest! :shock:
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Old 15-05-2008, 07:26 PM
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I totally don't recommend Parkour movements in a weighted vest! :shock:
i quote that
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Old 16-05-2008, 07:20 AM
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that's true, which is why you would stick to the more basic movements, no larger jumps, basic vaults, small precisions, small armjumps and wall scales
No jumpy.
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