I was rather disappointed that no one had posted up in the Nottingham Parkour Park group saying that they were out training today. It seemed that Elliot was far too busy loving off his air flaring men to be out himself today, a new found B-boy passion it seems. No Jack this week either, it would seem that he is dropping off the grid and there was no Sark either. I decided I might as well stay home, as everyone I had asked about training came to no avail. Steve had invited me to join him for his weekly bike ride, but seeing as I had only just woke up, it would be hours until I would be ready to go anywhere and it wasn’t that long until he was setting off out anyway. I didn’t really fancy riding a bike all day, doing a leg based workout, that and my ankle may have been sore from it being still fairly fresh from the operation too. My mindset was one of a lazy person, from an excited training state of mind, I quickly fell into a dull, bored state. It wasn’t until later on when I was browsing the Parkour park group that I saw Owen had posted that he wanted to come out to train from 2.30pm, with that I had less than forty five minutes to get ready. I was glad in many ways that I had someone to train with, but not so glad for the rushing around I had to do in the meantime to be on time. I arrived on this sunny day to find David already out training and a towering, tanned henchness with him. David informed me that this guy, Lewis was out today to see what the park was all about and he had mentioned he knew me. I couldn’t place him, I vaguely remember the name and then I realized it was the same dude who had asked about the park training sessions a few weeks ago and was from down south, Torquay way. If I had known he was down I would have been out earlier, he had come by while the sun was out as he was on his way to visit family in Doncaster and so took a detour here.
Lewis was already very physically strong and ahead of most, to say that he had only recently transitioned into callisthenic training. He could already do nice muscle ups after a small tweak to them, he was amazed that he could do them on these bars double armed as at other places he had them one at a time. He also had strong pull ups, dips and press ups, with a keen interest in learning some more of the Parkour based movements. I showed him the basic movements and some of the more stranger workout ones too, Owen had arrived and was eager to workout, and thrilled to see a fellow big man out. There was much man love going on, muscle ups galore now and I was envious I still hadn’t got my doubled armed ones back yet. My lats were still pretty sure from the other day from doing some dips then holding the bars across me and you walk out until horizontal and then walk back to a dip. It’s easier to see it in action rather than explaining here in the blog. Lewis mentioned he had some resistant bands, which can be used for pull ups and muscle ups and that sometime he will bring them along for us to try some time as they can really help with reps and technique. Chris was out today too along with his cousin, some fellow street workout guys I have got to know when both training the park at similar times. They were often at the park training, more focuses on pull ups, dips and press up routines. Today was very busy at the park and even on the field, it felt like a kids sports day… Continue reading ‘A bag of Chalk, OJ & Pull-ups.’