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The Ultimate Parkour and Freerunning: Discover Your Possibilities

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  40 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Parkour, a new movement culture from France, is all about moving as efficiently as possible between points A and B by sprinting fluently over obstacles.
Paperback, 309 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Meyer & Meyer Sport (first published January 1st 2011)
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Rebecca
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: exercise, non-fiction
The first part of the book is a science-based look at exercise and how it affects your body and metabolism, among other things. I was disappointed there were no practical tips along with the science like when telling you how glucose is used and that it's necessary in this phase of energy use, what should you actually eat? So much of the book was like this that I found myself getting frustrated.

The second half is a impressive encyclopedia of specific moves, though, and should keep anyone busy pra
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Adam Lawrence
Apr 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Ultimately a reference book. Very handy. Useful pictures. My one issue is they spend a lot of time going into nutrition, muscle fibers... stuff that I'm just not sure is entirely useful for people who want a parkour reference book. It could be a bit more concise on science and bigger on bringing in input from other traceurs.
Matthew
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent overview for beginners that shows a methodical approach to learning the movements in parkour and freerunning. Also has some nice graphics showing the basics of strength and conditioning to keep in mind, though application to the sport of parkour is left relatively up to the reader.
Ben
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very detailed, although names vary slightly for vaults. I've been doing parkour for about 2 years, and am looking into freerunning. This is a very explanatory book for anyone wanting to learn parkour for the first time or expand their skills.
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Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
pretty good
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