It’s Parkour, Dude

Here is one more idea for a non-boring exercise program: parkour. Many people have never heard of it. It’s also called freerunning. It’s basically like training to be a superhero, running up walls, vaulting over barriers, balancing on railings.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/sports/1194823328659/the-women-of-parkour.html

The stunts some parkour practitioners do look rather dangerous. Also, I highly recommend not doing parkour at great heights, like the top of a skyscraper. However, anyone can do parkour to some extent, at least according to this video:

I gave it a try, and it’s a lot of fun and a quick way to get your heart rate up. The safety roll is a great move to protect yourself from falls.┬áIt’s important to get to know your body well, and with careful practice I think parkour can actually reduce instead of increase your risk of injuries.

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