Headway PArkour Blog
I know I haven’t been posting many quality articles lately but that’s all about to change. I have been figuring things out in my life in order to best align myself for success but now I am back and ready for action! Today I would like to speak to you about the three attitudes which can be brought forth when completing any action. These three attitudes I am speaking of go as follows: Enthusiasm, Enjoyment, And finally Acceptance. Each one contains it’s own set of parameters which will vastly shift the outcome of the task at hand.
Many of us search for motivation day in and day out. We stumble upon the spark of motivation and it gets us going, we continue to feed off of it until it dies out and then we are left with nothing; the motivation has faded and so yet again we search for the spark. If you are like most people you work harder when you are motivated, there is nothing wrong with this until you take a look at the bigger picture; Momentum will be built through your hard work. However, as soon as you lose motivation you will stop working hard, and your momentum will come grinding to a halt. This is why fluctuating motivation is not okay, it will stall your momentum and overall progress towards your dreams or goals. Today I would like to show you why I believe motivation is overrated.
Forgive me for slipping up with the blog last week, I got caught up in my video editing work and was in a serious time crunch. Please allow this extra valuable article to be my apology to you. I wanted to write about something that was applicable to everybody so I wrote about the universal topic of achieving things. We all want to achieve one thing or another so how do we do it? You’re about to find out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Parkour can be used to overcome obstacles in almost any environment. That is what makes it idiosyncratic; Anyone can do it, regardless of wealth or location. We all may train the same discipline but it is important to know that your location truly affects your style. For example: A Traceur in the woods will naturally develop a different skill set than a Traceur in the city. Today I will be analyzing how a Traceur’s environment shapes his style. I will also divulge a few tips on how to get the most out of your location as well as ways to train skills that may be difficult to practice in certain environments (example: cat grabs in a mossy forest).
The future is coming, there’s no doubt about that; The real question is: What will happen to our beloved Parkour when it gets here? I am going to expose what I believe to be the most probable future. Of course the future is only speculation and the past is gone forever. We must live in this moment, for it is all we have. Our everyday experiences are what shape the coming times. We must make use of our 86,400 seconds we are blessed with calling our own each and every day. Before you read on I must inform you that the future is not concrete, we still have the power to change it, don’t lose hope!
We all want to know what makes a great Traceur. I am not talking about physical ability, I am talking about traits. What mental characteristics allow them to excel at what they do? I have done some research and I am happy to share the results with you, enjoy.
Today we will explore how to get the most out of your training. All too often I see inexperienced Traceurs making simple mistakes that end up becoming daunting detriments to their careers in Parkour.
Parkour is something I want to continue doing for the rest of my days on this earth; If you feel the same, this is the article for you. I will be teaching you the best ways to preserve your body and to continue increasing your skill level .
Today I will be explaining how to turn Parkour or Freerunning into your job. I have not yet accomplished this feat but I know many others who have, I will be pulling from their wise words of wisdom in order to give you the best advice that I can.