Wild Workouts: Parkour Inspired Exercises Anyone Can Try ...

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If you've ever watched a video of Parkour, you should know that it's pretty dangerous, which means you shouldn't run around trying to scale buildings like the people you've seen on Youtube. However, you can steal some beginning moves from people who practice Parkour in order to give yourself a workout that you can brag about. No, you probably won't end up doing any crazy stunts, but you'll definitely strengthen your body. If you're looking for a new workout, here are a few Parkour inspired exercises anyone can try:

1. Basic Lunges

You don't want to end up in the hospital, which means you should take things slow. Start by doing some basic stretches and then moving on to doing lunges. It sounds boring, but it'll help you limber up for all the rest of the exercises that you're going to do. Plus, it'll help strengthen up your body.

2. Wall Handstands

If you already know how to do a handstand, then great! You don't have to use a wall. But if you've never done one before, you should do it against a wall in order to make sure you don't fall and damage your head or neck.

3. Broad Jumps

All you have to do is bend your legs a little, reach your arms out, and jump as far as you can. It seems like an easy thing to do, but it's hard to jump a far distance. That's why you should practice it as much as possible and find a way to mark how far you're able to reach each time. That way, you can track your improvement.

4. Wall Dips

This exercise will give your upper body a pretty intense workout. Find a sturdy object that you can lift your body on top of. Now, you should act like you're doing pushups, except your legs will be dangling down below you instead of stretched out in back of you.

5. Basic Squats

You certainly shouldn't start off by doing rail squats, like the man does in this video. You should start off by doing regular squats and once you master them, you can move on to living more dangerously. Of course, just make sure that you have something soft beneath you or a helper standing nearby to catch you.

6. Planks

The concept of plank exercises is pretty simple, but they're hard to do if you don't have a lot of strength. However, that's why you're exercising in the first place! After a few weeks, you'll find your body doing things that you never thought you'd be capable of doing! It just takes some time.

7. Backward Running

This one is super easy, as long as you look where you're going. If you don't, you could end up embarrassing yourself. So just make sure that you choose to do this exercise in a spot that you know very well, like in your own backyard. That way, you won't be caught off guard by any objects or passersby.

Parkour is about as intense as it gets, so you can't expect to become a pro at it. However, you should steal some warm up moves in order to get fit. Do you know anyone who can do Parkour? What's the craziest thing that you've ever seen them do?