Saturday, March 7, 2009

Insight without Wisdom.

Well, I got my wisdom teeth out. I'm not able to get out of the house for exercise and it is eating me alive. I can't eat hard foods. Which in turn makes me feel as if all my muscles are going to deteriorate because I had a super hard work out the day before surgery so I have no protein to build them back up! It is quite annoying. I have been watching tv and parkour videos all day to keep my mind off....parkour. Dang. Such a genius plan if I do say so myself. I really want to get back to the gym. I'm willing to try anything now. When you don't get to practice for awhile I realized you get better. All the bad habits you learned previously are forgotten so everything is spot on. Well I thought I'd let you share in my suffering, sorry. So I will hopefully get back in the urban jungle soon. But, before I go I must share something I found out about flips. Often people say flips are dumb and a waste of time. I beg to differ. Isn't parkour all about overcoming fears and seeing the world differently? All about getting your body to be agile and in shape. Well if that's true, why is everybody so anti-flip. A flip is a useful tool when needed a smooth exit or entry to a lower altitude. Sometimes it's much faster and sometimes even safer due to less impact. Flips can become the ultimate fear in one's journey and when you learn how to do it, You accomplish a huge mental freedom. It is something that I have used to get a stronger core, and my balance and "sixth sense" has improved greatly. Any failure a lot of times leads to injury. But not when you are always in control. Flips teach great control. So in conclusion I say flips are useful and a great way to teach agility! Good training to all of you!

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