Building strength is a fundamental part of parkour training so you can execute moves easier and with less chance of injury. But what strength exercises should you do? Check out this article to discover the 3 best strength exercises for parkour beginners.
Building strength is a fundamental part of parkour training so you can execute moves easier and with less chance of injury.
But what strength exercises should you do?
Check out this article to discover the 3 best strength exercises for parkour beginners.
Pull-ups are one of my favorite strength conditioning exercises and are also useful in parkour.
They not only strengthen your grip and shoulders but also target your core. They are also excellent for mimicking a wall climb which is essential for parkour.
Pull-ups can be challenging for beginners. Start with hangs, where you hold yourself up as long as you can and repeat until you become used to it.
Once you've mastered that, progress to pull-ups and then muscle-ups for more of a challenge.
Vertical jumps are very useful in parkour because they build lower-body strength and teach you how to land properly.
To improve leg strength, practice jumping and landing with a safety tap, or mix squats and vertical jumps.
From there, you can progress to precision jumping, which is a key parkour technique.
Some of you may be unfamiliar with this last exercise and think it has no use in parkour...
But, guess what? It does!
A Russian twist is a twisting movement that is performed when in a crunch position. For best results, do it in repetitive sets.
Russian Twists are excellent for improving your balance, core strength, and obliques, which are very important while performing parkour stunts and flips.
Pull-ups, vertical jumps, and Russian twists are my three best parkour strength exercises for absolute beginners.
Remember that success comes from progressive training. Once you've mastered the fundamentals, you can advance to more advanced techniques.
If you want to learn more about parkour, check out ‘ Essential Parkour Training’.
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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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