A 22-year old man in Pittsburgh decided to showcase his freerunning and parkour skills to a new female acquaintance of his and it ended with him being stuck between two walls.
At 2am in the morning the local college student decided to attempt a stunt and in doing so he became lodged between two buildings after falling three storeys. The emergency services were called and freed him from his trauma. He was completely safe and the worst part about it was the embarrassment and the hold up caused. Angry students were met with a sign that explained why their building was closed. Paramedics and firemen on the scene had to go to the extent of knocking down walls and spent hours trying to help this man.
Taking Up Freerunning
For those wondering what freerunning or parkour is should make a quick search in YouTube. It really is a wonderful art to watch and there are some talented people out there. The problem is, after motivational music and spectacting some fantastic flips or jumps you feel as though you’re capable of trying out new tricks. It couldn’t be further from the truth and this activity involves a lot of practice. It’s recommended that you don’t try this on a date otherwise you could get stuck in a compromising position like the guy in Pittsburgh or the consequences could be even worse. For anyone who seriously wishes to start out in this type of sport should practice first.
· There is actually a lot of running and many of the freerunners are very athletic, so get jogging and sprinting if you don’t already.
· Start increasing your strength with compound lifts. These are the big weighted exercises such as squats, clean and jerk, deadlifts and others.
· Master your bodyweight; start doing pull ups, bar work, dips, press ups and other bodyweight exercises.
· Practice jumps, box jumps or set up some obstacles in the gym without risking too much injury.
If you’re on a quest to become another talented lunatic that wants to jump from building to building or at least take part in flips, bar exercises and other crazy stunts, then you may want to put in the practice and not over-extend yourself just yet.
Impressing Your Date
Alternatively you could save yourself the hassle of training up to a professional athlete and simply purchase chocolates, flowers or planning a nice meal. I’m sure that would beat her last date (if she spent it waiting for paramedics to free her date from two walls).
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By Daniel Treasure, 24th August 2016