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Authored by Juwad Malik on Friday 28

A while ago I interviewed several traceurs for a piece on parkour injuries. There was a lot of variety amongst the injuries presented, the vast majority of the injuries I encountered were definitely not dramatic, and there were no major themes. However, everybody had sprained an ankle, at least once. So here are the basics.

Anatomy of the Ankle

(refer to the first picture at the end)

The Injury

Authored by baneparkour on Friday 17

2012/2013 has been one of the most challenging years of my Parkour career to date. Anyone who knows me will know that I picked up a shoulder injury in Kickboxing at the end of September last year....

Knocks and Bruises

Authored by Drift on Friday 09

Yesterday I had the misfortune of seeing not one, but two people obliterate their knees against a wall they were trying to catpass over. Once I stopped sniggering at them stumbling around trying to walk the pain off I came to their aid with some plasters and sympathetic chat. I also got to thinking what was the most common Parkour injury? Many people who don't train think that we are all falling off roofs or impaling ourselves on railings or whatnot.

The animated gif story about recovering from injury

Authored by Shi on Sunday 22

So you're training every chance you get and progressing rapidly.

funny gifs - Boingy boingy boingy

One day, disaster strikes.

forgifs.com

Authored by pkmax on Friday 29

The ongoing Personas project by team member and high-tech prodigy Andy Pearson gives a glimpse into the day-to-day training life of our friends in the Parkour community. What do they carry around when training? Water: check. Mobile: check. Oyster (travel) card: check.

Managing Risk

Authored by Rock on Thursday 14

 

Whenever I speak of my chosen discipline Parkour, I instantly get common responses of, "isn't that dangerous", "that's a risky sport", "how many injuries have you had", and such similarly concerned responses.

When I was introduced to Parkour almost five years ago I was drawn to the beauty of it, the strength, skill, and confidence involved, and the participants' will to excel.  In this time I've lost blood in very small doses, a little skin here and there and had a couple small fractures of my big toes.

Feet First

Authored by Joe on Tuesday 01

Our feet take a pounding, plain and simple. The tight shoes, repeated impacts and poor mechanics all contribute to this. If you can't run or jump without foot pain (of any kind) then you can't train at the edge of your capacity, thereby increasing it. Any pain you may have will only contribute to further problems as you inattentively set up compensatory patterns to work around the pain (it is quite common for people to complain of medial knee pain after a recent ankle sprain.

A Dumb Ass Guide To Knee Pain

Authored by JamesAdams on Thursday 19

 

Learning through injury