This area is here for you to discuss injuries (PK or non PK related), and training methods, relative to getting fit for PK. Any ideas and comments are welcome. If you've got a bullet proof training regime or diet plan, share it on here. I know some of the visitors to this forum are up to their neck in qualifications and I’m sure a lot of useful information will be posted in here.
Hi I'm AJ, I am a qualified gymnastics coach, sports therapist and proffessional acrobat for 12 years. I'm not drowning in qualifications , I am still learning all the time. I do have a lot of personal experience in sports injury, both treating clients and being injured and treated my self. There is a lot of useful articles on these boards ,its great to share knowledge like this. Here's my top 10 tips to prevent injury and reinjury. 1) Fluids the brain needs water and salts (electrolytes)to give instructions to the muscles, the muscles need sugars to carry out the instructions. practicing parkour will deplete your electrolyte stores. when i recall most of my injuries , they occured mostly due to dehydration leading to low electrolyte levels (otherwise known as minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc) when the body is low on electrolytes the brain can't tell the muscles what to do as quickly so can lead to poor execution and awkward landing. HYPERTONIC drinks like pure juice , fizzy drinks,milk have more salt and sugar concentration than your body, when you drink them the stomach will take water from the body so will dehydratye you. Isotonic drinks have the same sugar and salt concentration as your body, and are more readily absorbed into the small intestines. HYPOTONIC drinks are usually recomended for runners as they are more speedily absorbed with a lower concentration of salts and sugars. but i would advise free runners to take plenty of ISOTONIC fluids , because we use more minerals than normal runners. tip; i just add a cap full or two of fresh juice to a bottle of mineral water. tip: ;D read the mineral content on water bottles ,get your moneys worth ,yes water does have ingredients.