Parkour Games: The Dive Roll

By: Henry Collie

Last issue I wrote about a game that would help with your quadruple movement among other things. This month however I am going to tell you about a game which will help with dive rolls and accuracy (In sight and in movement). This game is a variation on the old school game limbo.
Warning: Do not attempt the following until you can already preform the standard shoulder roll. 

1. Get a hula hoop or stick (Or something similar)
2. Designate an approximate starting height for the hula hoop and mark a space on the ground from which the player can jump.
3. Begin by diving from the space on the ground and through the hoop onto the ground and rolling.
4. Do this until everyone has tried and then lower the height.
Continue in this way until everyone has tried and failed.
There are lots of different variations on this for instance:
Move the hula hoop further away
Dive over the stick
Try to dive in different ways e.g. twist your body on the way through the hoop.

Make the hoop or stick higher.

Wall running games:

These kinds of games are great for jams and get togethers and because wall running and pop vaults are relativly easy to do nearly everyone can join in.

Game 1:

Choose a wall and see who can run up the wall and touch the highest point.

Game 2:

Choose a fairly long stretch of wall and do a horizontal wall run and see who can get the furthest.

Game 3:

Again choose a long stretch of wall and see who can get farthest with the least/most amount of steps.

I'm sure there are more but we'll save it for another edition. Train safe and have fun.

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Sunday, 03 May 2009 16:27
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