Headway PArkour Blog
Parkour is a physically demanding discipline, there is no doubt about that. Sometimes these demands can have a detrimental effect on your body , when these detriments pile up a chronic injury can form. Chronic injuries are injuries that never really go away, we as Traceurs must strive to avoid these if we plan on continuing training strong in our discipline. Today we will discuss the issue of injuries and Parkour.
Our new video is nearing completion and will be released on the first of April. We are currently doing all in our power to create top notch content for you; However, due to all of our time and energy being focused on the video there will be no blog post this week. We hope that you can understand why we are doing this and we thank you for your empathy. This video will be bigger and better than our others and we hope you will enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it! Stay tuned for more fresh content and be sure to subscribe to our channel if you haven't already. Have a wonderful day and train hard!
A while back I wrote a post contemplating the creation of a parkour country, this country would consist of like minded traceurs from all around the world meeting up to live in a blissful utopia, unfortunately this type of reality is not probable. Instead we must cope with cynical townspeople who are constantly calling the police and belittling our wonderful roof missions. I recently was tasked with writing an informational essay on any subject in the world that interests me, obviously I picked the one nearest to me: Parkour. The topic of the essay is rooftop training and it’s justification. This essay was meant to be unbiased so I try not to choose sides, although if given the choice I would definitely support the legalization of rooftop training! Anyhow, here it is:
If you are reading this blog chances are you're a dreamer with a passion. Many of you think that you have found your true passion in life, but have you really? Today we will be discussing If your current passion is right for you; and if it’s not, what is?
We all know that training in solitude is good for your mind and body. However, when the time comes to film that slick flow you have been working on you may want some music playing in the background to keep you in the mode. Here is a list containing many of the songs we here at Headway Parkour regularly enjoy training to.
Are you a dreamchaser like me? Do you spend everyday thinking about that one thing that you are chasing with all your energy? If so you will surely take an interest in this post which will be covering the ever controversial topic of dreams and what it takes to achieve them.
We all want to be happy, this is an inherent fact of the human nature. But the real question is: how do we achieve this fugacious thing we call happiness? Today I am going to reveal the elements that must be present in my life in order for me to be happy. Sometimes all it takes to make a day great is few moments of perfection, in other words; that single glimpse of the perfect sunset is doing much more for your overall happiness than you may think. Do yourself a favor and make room for more of these wonderful moments. Keep in mind that this list is tailored for me so don’t think that it is a step by step guide to happiness, it is simply an outline that can be drawn from or altered to fit you as an individual.
We here at Headway Parkour love a good opus Parkour video. It is for this reason precisely why we have compiled a list of our fifteen favorite videos. Many of the more mainstream videos have been excluded, as they are already known by most of the Parkour population. I think these videos speak for themselves hence why I have abstained from writing lengthy descriptions for each piece of art. You can expect more of these lists in the future, enjoy.
Hello young Traceur or Tracuette I am here to welcome you into the divine world of Parkour. Today we will be discussing what you can expect from your stay here and what you can do to get the most out of it. Read on and you will find all you need to know for getting started in our discipline. This article is swarming with many simple yet powerful ideas. In truth Ideas can take you far, your mind has the power to bend your reality if you choose to believe in it.
Quotes have the power to spark change, as we all know change is the first step to real progress. Because of this I have compiled some of my favorite quotes for your viewing pleasure. Without further adieu, here they are.
Creativity is not something that can be taught due to the fact that it is already inherent in every human on earth. In other words: you don’t have to look for it, it’s already there just waiting to be taken advantage of. Today I will teach you how to tap into this deep creative force. There are many guides out there on how to do this so I will make this one a little bit different by writing from the heart in contrast to copying what’s already out there.
I would like to take a moment to say thank you to the wonderful Parkour community that I have the privilege of being part of; I am grateful beyond measure for everything you have done for me. Parkour has affected me in profound ways that I would have never thought possible. Just a few years back I was sitting around watching my life pass me by, but now I am on the fast track to success. For these reasons I have compiled a list of the most notable things Parkour has done for me as a person.
Through my training I have developed a few methods for healing quickly after a tough session. Today I would like to expose what I have learned from experience with you.
This is the tale of a boy named Joey Rodriguez. his adventure begins in the humble town Grandville, Michigan. At the age of five he has made it thus far into his life without a hitch. Then one day his mother announced that it was time to move. Imagine how a boy of his age felt after receiving such heavy news, his life would soon be flipped onto it’s head and shaken about. Joey was plucked up from the safety of the known and dropped into the realm of mystery. It was a sink or swim situation but this boy had the fire in his heart to stay above the surface. He soon found himself encompassed by a plethora of unknown faces with equally unknown names. Worse yet was school due to him being relatively new in the area.
For a majority of Traceurs summer is the season of choice due to the bodacious dry surfaces which are sublime for sticking large jumps. These students of movement go about on their merry way training their hearts out and progressing at astounding speeds. Then without warning winter swings around and brings the good ole’ frozen water with it; At this point many Traceurs revert to the life of simple indoor conditioning, oblivious to what they are missing. The froth of snow that cakes the world around you is not detrimental and today I will show you why.
The holidays have arrived and you can almost feel the joy in the air; I am going to grant you the only gift I can: A blog post. The following is a list of gifts for the Traceurs in your life as well as a short analysis on the meaning of this magical season.
Each Traceur is an individual, there is no exception to this inherent Parkour rule; But why? Many of us would like to believe that we as Traceurs have the ability to shape our style through sheer Parkour training, this is partly true but for the most part our past experiences are what result in our current style. This information may be discouraging to some of you who have a less than Ideal past, I for example come from a gaming background; Very few skills acquired through gaming can be used as a Traceur; But it is important for you to remember that the same is true moving forwards: the activities you choose today will determine your style tomorrow.
Today we will be delving deep into the world of Parkour jobs. Some will make you laugh and others will make you seriously consider what lies ahead for you; At any rate you’ll pick up a few things on your read through. And now without further ado I present to you, the Parkour Job guide.
Ever wonder how the pros forge their beautiful videos? well wonder no longer! I am here to enlighten you in the ways of video production.
There once was a boy named Dameon, this is his story. It was an average day in the 8th grade for Dameon, eating a grotesque lunch with the wrong crowd of people. He was a shy kid with a very low self esteem; Dameon had made it through the prior grade with only one friend, his best friend since childhood: Joey. Somehow he had become acquaintances with the pothead skater crowd, he never partook in either of these activities due to the fact that he killed most of his free time playing games. A side effect of being a tech addict was an excess load of fat tissue, for this he was bullied sufficiently. Dameon was not satisfied with life and wanted something more. He only had one thing going for him: He was a dreamer.
In the world of Parkour, mindset matters; it is often the difference between overcoming the obstacles and being overcome by them. The crucial moment is just as you take off into the void, placing yourself in freefall, it is at this time precisely when you need a proper mindset most of all. Today I will be expanding your horizon on the topic of music and how it can heighten your performance by honing your mind.
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
Today I will teach you how to get the most out of the body you have been blessed with. As the aforementioned quote states, you must have a healthy body if you expect to reap the full benefits of the seed you sow through your labors. In the realm of Parkour it is especially important to monitor your health, due to the extremely high demands of the discipline. I have already covered the conditioning aspect of health in a previous article, for that reason I will be focusing only on the dietary dimension this time around.
Imagine a Parkour Country, every citizen is a Traceur and peace resides. Where the Traceur to Traceutte ratio is even and everyone jams regularly. The architecture is ideal and we all support one another’s training. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? Could a place like this exist? Probably not; But that doesn't stop us from dreaming about it!
Having trouble breaking a large jump or landing a new trick? The issue may lie deeper than just your technique. Many times we can trace the inability to execute a move to the Traceur’s fitness level. Most Traceurs are very fit, this is common knowledge; But too many traceurs neglect essential conditioning for our discipline. Today I will be revealing many of the conditioning techniques which I believe every serious Traceur should perform in order to temper our bodies into the ultimate movement machine.
Let’s take a trip back to the nineteenth century, the thought of being able to see in the dark is absurd. However, Just a few decades later in 1939 the first night vision device was used in the German army. This night vision allowed the soldiers to see things that normal people couldn’t. Now allow me to draw a parallel between this night vision technology and a Traceur’s Parkour Vision. The Traceur’s Parkour Vision is similar to the night vision in the sense that it allows the Traceur to see things normal people can’t. Traceur’s can conjure up routes through any environment using little more than their brains. Today we will be discussing Parkour vision; I will be explaining what it is, how to use it, different styles of it, and how to develop it. Thanks to Spencer Lindquist for requesting this article.