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How to Get Parkour Fit

Parkour is a great way to keep fit, but it’s not the only thing you should do. In this article you will discover some alternative training to supplement and improve your parkour!

Parkour is a great way to keep fit, but it’s not the only thing you should do. 

In this article, you will discover some alternative training to supplement and improve your parkour!

Parkour Training Vlog

Sprinting

Sprinting and jogging are two ‘running’ exercises that can help you get in shape, but their execution differs.

Sprinting is much more cardio intensive than jogging which gives a greater benefit in a shorter time. It is also more likely to be used when escaping someone, so it is preferred in the Survival Fitness Plan. 

In parkour, sprinting is used to gain momentum before performing various techniques.

When doing sprint training, it is good practice to do it in intervals that mix sprinting with jogging. A basic example of this would be to sprint for a certain amount of time, e.g, 20 seconds, and then jog for the same. Continue to alternate in this way.

Bodyweight Strength Training

Muscle strength is essential in parkour because you use your entire body to perform techniques effectively.

Bodyweight exercises are beneficial because they increase stamina and muscle mass, which keeps you fit and healthy.

Training is simple because you can do it without any equipment. Pull-ups, push-ups, planks, and burpees are a few examples of bodyweight strength training exercises, but there are many more.

Stretching

Many people think that stretching isn't necessary...

They’re mistaken!

Stretching exercises are recommended before beginning your workout because they prepare your body for more advanced exercises.

It also helps reduce the strain on your muscles and joints after a long day of training, lowering your risk of injury.

Conclusion

To summarize, sprinting, bodyweight strength training and stretching are all beneficial for supplementing your parkour training. 

Some exercises may resemble parkour techniques, while others may not, and it is up to you to vary your training routine. 

If you want to learn more about parkour, check out ‘Essential Parkour Training’.

Safe training!

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Article by Sam Fury

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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