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On Episode 29 of The Movement Fix Podcast, I am joined by Ryan Ford, creator of Apex Movement, ParkourEDU, and author of Parkour Strength Training.

In this episode we cover:

  • The biggest mistakes you DON'T want to make when starting Parkour
  • Why you need to learn proper progressions
  • How to find a good parkour gym near you
  • Functional movements go beyond lifting weights
  • How do you even define parkour?
  • How is it different from other movement practices?
  • Are there hybrid gyms coming that will combine the best of weight training and parkour?
  • and MUCH more

Show Notes:


The Climb Up

What is Pakour EDU Video

Ryan's awesome IG post:

Anyone else immediately irritated by fitness gurus and methodologies with ®™ plastered all over their content? Come to my groundbreaking workshop ®™®®™™ where you will learn innovative skills such as . . . ► Squat down and stand back up ™ ► Roll around like a drunk panda ® ► Jumping on stuff ™® ► And off stuff too! ™™® ► Pick up a ®ock and th®ow it on the g®ound ™®®™ ► ™®™®™® Movement ™®™®™® . . . Ok ok, yes I know you want to protect your "intellectual property", but let's be honest here. Nobody really cares what you call it. They don't need a name to use it. And if they can't use your name, they will call it something else. So if you're dying to slap annoying, spammy symbols on stuff, try to limit your #CorporateAmerica ® urges to your brand name/logo and call it good, cool? It feels a bit pompous to lay claim to movements, terminologies, and concepts that have been around for millennia. Yes, literally millennia. As in, plural. Many thousands of years. Movements that have been performed by millions of people. Millions. Hell, even billions in some cases. What makes you think you invented it? And even if you did, what makes you think you get to own it? A single person cannot own a movement. Movement is part of our biology. It's a human right. EVERYONE owns ALL of it. Until we create legitimate flying cyborgs, there are virtually no new human movements. Just those that were rediscovered, recycled, and/or repackaged. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for innovation. And I believe people should be rewarded and credited for their hard work. But let's be real here, symbols like ™ and ® don't belong in the titles and descriptions of human movements. Donald Trump trademarked "Central Park", "Fifth Avenue", and "Make America Great Again." Oh, and he unsuccessfully tried to trademark "You're fired." You don't want to be like #DonaldTrump, do you? Didn't think so. Please cut it out. #naturalmovement #parkour #movementculture #freerunning #breakdancing #tricking #mixedmartialarts #dance #capoeira #martialarts #crossfit #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioning #gymnastics #acrobatics #yoga #streetworkout #calisthenics #bodyweighttraining

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