Go Run Up a Wall! How to Do a Parkour Wall Run:
Wall Running Exercise – What is it?
The wall running exercise is one of the most common and popular exercises that are performed in parks and gyms all over the world. They have been used since ancient times. Today they are often called parkour or free running because they involve moving from place to place without any fixed goal, but rather just going with your physical capabilities.
In modern day they are sometimes referred to as parkour, free running or even just street fitness. The term “wall” refers to the structure which makes up the wall. It could be a fence, a building or some other obstacle.
The wall runners move along the wall while avoiding obstacles such as trees, poles, cars and other people.
How to do a Wall Run?
There are many ways to perform a wall run. Some of them include:
Running across the room (as if you were walking on carpet) – You might want to use some sort of padding underneath your feet so that they don’t hurt too much when you fall down.
Running up the wall and then back down again.
Running up the wall and then jumping off into a roll or a flip.
Running up the wall in a certain pattern.
Running up the wall and then leaping off one wall and onto another.
Using changes in terrain such as steps, ledges, windows, or railings to give you extra momentum.
Sources & references used in this article:
Parkour by D Edwardes – 2009 – books.google.com
Playing with fear: parkour and the mobility of emotion by SJ Saville – Social & cultural geography, 2008 – Taylor & Francis
Extreme Parkour by V Loh-Hagan – 2016 – books.google.com
Paediatric fractures sustained in Parkour (free running) by CR McLean, S Houshian, J Pike – Injury, 2006 – injuryjournal.com
Self and the City: Parkour, Architecture, and the Interstices of the’Knowable’City by MD Lamb – Liminalities, 2014 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Climbing walls, making bridges: children of immigrants’ identity negotiations through capoeira and parkour in Turin by N De Martini Ugolotti – Leisure studies, 2015 – Taylor & Francis
Parkour: Adventure, risk, and safety in the urban environment by JL Kidder – Qualitative sociology, 2013 – Springer
Parkour, the affective appropriation of urban space, and the real/virtual dialectic by A Wilkinson – The New Yorker, 2007