Category: Articles

What Happens When We Wear a Mask While Exercising?

One of the most visible adjustments to our lives during the Covid-19 pandemic is the required use of face masks in public spaces. Initially the idea of wearing a mask during exercise was controversial, as the mask was perceived as a hindrance. Having acknowledged that, is it harmful to wear...

Where Can I do Parkour in the Rain?

Hey Vancouver,   We are ankle deep in to the rainy months, and many of you may be having trouble getting to the gym because of, yah know, that thing…   Vancouver has an almost two decade old parkour scene, and it just so happens that before opening the gym...

Parkour Off-Season Training Bible – 2nd Edition

  Standard Disclaimer: The following program is designed for athletes. If you train only 1-3 times per week this is going to sound like a lot and might not be for you. Having said that, this could be the perfect template to bring organization to your training, get you out...

Lifting & Parkour

I’m a big picture kind of guy. I like the details, but ultimately if you can’t relate the small things back to the big thing you’ve lost me. Case in point: Weight training for parkour. Why the heck is anyone doing it? And if you’re doing it how much are...

Factors Affecting Results of Training: FART?

The Numbers Game For as long as I’ve practiced parkour I’ve had an obsession with numbers. I’ve kept track of my own statistics: height, weight, a multitude of basic jumps, squat, deadlift, kong, wall-run, dyno, etc. It’s a love hate relationship because the numbers don’t always get you what you...

Parkour Specifically

The inspiration for this post originally came from seeing This Post published by Urban Freeflow. I was intrigued by the title, but ultimately found that the article is written with a pretty heavy bias towards the authors own ideals, and has little to do with defining anything unique about parkour. The article is a...

Methodized Parkour Training – Part. II

In Part 1 of this series I presented the idea that parkour training is incomplete without an organized training plan. The majority of parkour practices follow the theme of seeking out new challenges. High frequency of activity such as this, that is both intensive and specific equates to an increased chance of...

Pro Parkour, Pro Competition

Parkour was introduced to me, like most people, through the internet. A friend introduced me to a few parkour videos in 2007.  My first training session, a 1:00am blitz through a nearly abandoned college campus, was the catalyst for what would become an obsession with movement and challenge.  I received...