Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30
If that is "easing", what does a full workout look like? What is parkour?
Here I just did stuff I already know and can do easily and consistently. A full workout is the same techniques, but done in much more repetition. I'll usually try new things that I haven't done yet, or try to expand my boundaries on things I am currently working on (i.e. jump height/distance, drop height/distance, climb-ups, precision cleanness, etc.) by drilling those moves over and over and over again. Generally at the end of a full workout I'm so tired that I need to rest before even getting in my car to drive home. Then, after recovering for maybe an hour or two, I'll do more traditional workouts (pushup variations, situp variations, pullup variations, squat variations, calf raise variations, etc.) until I just can't do anymore.
Parkour means different things to different people, but most generally agree that it is the art of overcoming obstacles quickly, effectively, and efficiently. I personally call it the "martial art of running away" because it's a very useful tool in making a quick escape. On a more personal level, I see parkour as a form of expression. I can express myself through movement and the way I overcome obstacles (say, instead of doing a kong I can do a dive kong, dash vault, kash vault [kong in, dash out of the vault], or I can flat out leap over said object. It's strange, but if you search "art of motion" on YouTube, there are several videos you can watch to give yourself a better idea. Also, some people will say that "parkour" is more technical work while "freerunning" is more flashy work, but the two are synonymous. Freerunning is simply an English word for parkour to describe what it is.
Also, check out David Belle
. Founder of parkour, stuntman, stunt choreographer (Transporter 2, Prince of Persia, etc.), and he's french. Pretty cool dude.