How would you describe the physical progress Parkour provides?
It’s just amazing. At the start your body isn’t prepared. For the first few days you ache and you discover new muscles.
Physical training, or conditioning, is really important for every person who wants to train in L’Art Du Déplacement. Laurent Piemontesi, founder of Yamakasi, the original Parkour group, explained it as the need to “prepare your body not for the next jump, but for the next ten years of practice”.
The benefits of Parkour are remarkable for every type of practitioner:
Youngsters: The ability to develop their co-ordination from a young age.
Teenagers: Prepare their body physically, and focus their energy.
Adults: Maintaining a good posture, and developing strength to prevent injury.
Elders: Re-education by the sport. Helping them to prevent injury and mobility issues, including osteoporosis, by practicing a complete physical activity.