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Overcoming Fear in Parkour (and life)

Do you get scared of trying new or scaling your skills in parkour? You’re not the only one! Here are some tips for overcoming that fear.

Do you get scared of trying new or scaling your skills in parkour? 

You’re not the only one! 

Here are some tips for overcoming that fear.

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Start Small

Starting small is the first step to overcoming your fear of parkour.

When you're just starting out, don't stress yourself out by attempting advanced techniques.

If you want to achieve a personal goal, such as jumping a large gap, start by training on the ground first until you are sure you can make the distance comfortably. And then once you can, you can try it from higher.

Progress Slowly

Starting small allows you to progress slowly and see results over time while keeping safe.

It also refers to getting your basic parkour skills at a good level before trying intermediate or advanced ones. 

Getting good at something takes time, so be patient with the process and with yourself.

Train Safe

The last and arguably the most important step is to train in a safe manner.

Don't push yourself beyond your limits, and condition your body to avoid injuries through things such as strength and flexibility training.

For beginners, equipment such as crash mats can be used to ensure safety and protection while training.


Almost all of these tips for overcoming fear in parkour are also applicable to other aspects of life.

Your fear may not go away, but your confidence will grow to the point where you can step forward and do things on your own.

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

Safe training! 

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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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