Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

Among the most challenging and dreaded skills to train in all of parkour are rail precisions. My aversion to these high risk jumps has, on the bright side, kept me intact and away from any major rail accidents. This security though has come at the cost of undertraining, lagging skills while firmly clinging to all the related mental blocks.

With this awareness I have sought places and ways to safely train rails with little luck. This was until I was last in Seattle training at NWCrossFit with Rafe Kelley and saw their sets of wood-mounted iron pipes specifically designed for rail skills. I was amazed, and grateful I found an answer. I was also inspired -- inspired to construct a set for myself:





Simply designed and very stable, these pipes give the feel of handrails and are only inches off of the ground.

Determined to improve my planche game as well, I decided to make a set of parallettes, or parallel bar trainers. These are made of PVC pipe, are strong and stable, and are easy enough to diy:



Views: 2127

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Niko, that is an awesome idea! That is exactly what I need since I'm such a scardy-cat. Nice work - those look really sturdy too.
...those Parallettes are interesting; I have access to a similar equipment:

Can you give some pointers on how to use them (aside of obviously push-ups/dips, and balancing handstands that I wouldn't do anyway...)?
TY!
American Gymnast has a decent parallette training guide (registration free but required):

http://www.american-gymnast.com/tt/index_163.cfm

Sit exercises are great; v-sits, l-sits, tuck sits, straddle sits... Grounded pushups and dips are obvious, how about planche pushups??



Handstands are a must! Progression is key. Go into them slowly, come out of them slowly, use a wall :)
...planche pushups! LOL!
I think I'll use the Rail Simulators for those, that way, when I'm crashing on my face, the ground will be closer!
:D

(...but thanks!)

RSS

Why Donate?

Latest Activity

Avik Jain is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Apr 19
ANDREA BOZZI is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Mar 16
Drax is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Jan 15
María Belén Giraudo Velez is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Oct 13, 2021
Stephanie Ann Foster is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Sep 30, 2021
Leomar Zunguka Walker posted a status
"Summer parkour jam https://fb.me/e/4xLSvV4Bd"
Jun 23, 2021
Leomar Zunguka Walker posted a photo
Jun 23, 2021
Bennett Parry is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
May 21, 2021
S Abud is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Feb 20, 2021
rift33 posted a status
"I just wanted to stop in and say hi I'm sure there still is some people on here that will remember me from back in the days."
Dec 16, 2020
Michael Matey commented on Parapsycho's group East Bay Traceurs
Nov 13, 2020
Michael Matey joined Parapsycho's group
Nov 13, 2020
Michael Matey is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Nov 13, 2020
Link Peterson is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Jul 1, 2020
Stella Abud is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Jun 5, 2020
Eleonore Cowan is now a member of Bay Area Parkour
Feb 17, 2020

Badge

Loading…

© 2022   Created by SafeNSure.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service