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The 3 Best Core Exercises for Parkour

A strong core is important for all types of exercise, and parkour is no different! In this article you will discover my top 3 recommended core exercises to do specifically for improving your parkour skills.

All forms of exercise, including parkour, benefit from having a strong core.

Continue reading to discover my top three recommended core workouts for improving your parkour skills!

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A plank can be performed in a variety of ways, each of which targets a different part of your body to build strength and muscle.

Low and high planks, side planks, and others with small modifications where you move up and down are all advantageous for strengthening your body for parkour.


Pull-ups are an all-body core exercise that is good for all types of training.

It is a great parkour exercise because it mimics wall climbing. You can also use some versions of it for self-defense such as strengthening your grip.

The standard pull-up is done with an overhand hold on the bar, while the chin-up is done with an underhand grip. Pull-ups are better for parkour but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do chin-ups too!

Quadrupedal Walking

The last exercise is quadrupedal walking, which is a parkour-specific exercise.

There are different types of quadrupedal walking such as ground kongs, catwalking, etc. 

You can make them more challenging by doing them on a bar, rail, or ledge.


Planks, pull-ups, and quadrupedal walking are my top best core exercises for parkour training.

The main thing here is to make sure that you engage your core when performing them.

For more conditioning exercises, check out ‘Essential Parkour Training’ which you can find in the link below.

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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