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My thoughts on training for Locomotion that will be practical (Some can be applied for Parkour) (For serious athletes)

Updated on June 29, 2015

My thoughts on training for Locomotion that will be practical (Some can be applied for Parkour) (For serious athletes)

My thoughts on training for Locomotion that will be practical (Some can be applied for Parkour) (For serious athletes)rs up.

Or it could be a technical challenge where you try to learn a new technique or refining the technique to be more efficient.

Or it could be increasing the magnitude of your movement to overcome more vast distances, such as standing precision jumps, arm jumps, laches, etc.

2. De-sensitize to heights.

I think this is fairly important as well, because there are fair loads of time where skills used in real life needs to be applied at heights. What's the point if you can do it well in a controlled training environment at very low ground level, but you freeze up with a small basic movement high up in a real life situation?

3. Practice real life applications often.

As mentioned in the last segment, this I feel, should feel up most part of training as well, as this will definitely help accustom you to move "as real" as it can get. Practice scenarios that you feel might happen as real situations. This will directly teach you to handle the situation with your skills readily and effectively without "freezing up", etc.

When training, move like as if its for survival. Really put your mind into it.

4. Practice a variety of movements to improve agility and preparedness for possible bails.

Let's face it, no matter how well trained the individual is, accidents still can happen. So I think it's important to practice how to bail correctly just in case you miss a landing, etc. Its like how a cat can twist its body in mid air and land on its feet. Of course, the point here, is to train yourself to bail to save yourself. For eg; practicing to dismount into a hanging position if undershooting or overshooting a precision landing.

5. Back off from training if you have the slightest signal that you might head down to injury.

We want to train to be and to last as well. So if you feel that you will strain your ligament to the point that it will affect your movements to a great deal in a couple more sets, then it will be wise to stop/back off immediately before you even reach to the point of feeling the actual strain.

Or if you feel light headed from a dive, trust your instincts and pack up for the day. There's always another day to train.

Strive to train as often as possible. No point going huge and getting hurt or even die on a given day.

6. Eat well.

Eat enough. Eat clean. As long as you fulfill these 2 criteria, you're all good.

7. Sleep well.

Try to get plenty of sleep often, to recover properly mentally and physically.

8. Don't beat yourself up too often, and have fun.

Remember why you are doing this in the first place. Chill out and enjoy life. Enjoy the process.

9. Do not get obsess and revolve your whole life around training.

Remember that you're training to enhance your life, and for self development.

10. Be mentally prepared whenever moving.

Be in a state of mindfulness when moving. Do not overthink. When you do initiate a movement (especially when you know the risk of danger is high), commit 100% and do not hold back. Remember, its more dangerous to freak out in the middle of the movement. Feel your movements, commit and react accordingly. Always have the thought at the back of your head that you want to live and that there are people who do care about you.

11. Move as often as you can.

The more you move, the better you'll get at moving, and it becomes more and more natural to you.

Coach Glen


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