Category Archives: Parkour

Kip-up Tutorial

The kip-up is a bodyweight skill that comes up in many disciplines including calisthenics, martial arts and parkour. It’s a great way to work on explosive power, hip drive and total body coordination. Plus if you ever fall on your butt during your training, returning to your feet via kip-up is the best way to [...]

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Human Flags Everywhere!

The first time I ever tried to do a human flag was on the support beam of a cable machine at my old gym. I jumped up and squeezed as hard as I could but didn’t come close to staying up for even a second. I was pretty strong at the time too. After all, [...]

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Epic Calisthenics Meet-up

This past Saturday, the best of the best from the NYC calisthenics scene got together to train at my favorite outdoor gym, Tompkins Square Park – and I was fortunate enough to be a part of the action! Members of the world-famous Bar-barians, as well as Team Beastmode, Calisthenics Kingz and many others all united [...]

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Freerunning and Parkour

While freerunning and parkour both involve traversing urban obstacles with quickness, skill and grace, there are subtle differences between the two styles of movement. It may be common to see a back flip or a human flag in freerunning, but you won’t see those moves in parkour unless they are needed in order to get [...]

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Bodyweight Training in NYC

Last week I got the chance to meet up with Mike Fitch and Rebecca Evans from GlobalBodyweightTraining.com while they were in town visiting New York City. I took them to Tompkins Square Park, where we played around with some parkour moves, including animal crawls and vaults. We also had fun with other bodyweight exercises like [...]

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