Parkour is, in truth, an adaptive movement concept; we shape our movement at any given moment to fit a given situation, which leads to infinite variability and endless application.
The future of functional fitness is an evolution into functional movement. We see this already in the explosion of more complex movement practices like parkour happening all over the world and being adopted slowly by the mainstream fitness world. Organisms are not machines, and the era of training them like machines will give way to an age of treating them like organisms, leading to longer healthspans, fewer injuries and even greater potential
Stretching yourself is vital. Not the yoga kind, though – here I’m referring to stretching your abilities in movement and
More than anything, this past year has been a powerful reminder of the significance of adaptability and the value of the growth mindset.
Every movement you make, every thought you have, every decision you take fires a sequence of neurons which, over time, build movement engrams, the neurological blueprints for complex actions…
Motivating yourself is easy at the start, or when you are in phases of obvious progress: the process in itself is the reward at such times. But it won’t always be this way. ..
Understand that true mastery can only come from deep immersion within a practice. It has to become part of who you are…
The mind is the most slippery of opponents, and the most cunning, and the most persistent…
Play will help refresh your mental processes, giving your mind a much-needed break from daily routines that can become all too monotonous and repetitive, slowly eating away at your resolve and enthusiasm for life.
the greatest practices humans have yet created are those which train the entire individual, not just the athlete in us.
An inevitability of positive, intentional adaptation is that you will not initially see what the solution to a problem will be. If you could, the adaptive principle would not be necessary…
The idea of alchemy is that of consciously-driven change from one state to another: a positive process of willful improvement. And chemical change requires the, sometimes explosive, interaction of elements..
Assuming you are wrong, about everything, is a highly effective way to ensure constant learning and continual improvement.
Your journey will be unique, and no one knows your body and mind better than you, if you take the time to listen and understand. Go at your own pace. Forgive your own errors.
The floor is a hard, unforgiving taskmaster. But the floor never hits you – you hit the floor: so learn to control the contact and it will soften dramatically.