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5 Essential Types of Exercise for Getting into Parkour Shape

The first time you watch footage of some ultra-fit youngsters barreling down alleys, flipping off of handrails, and leaping across rooftops, you may feel the urge to get out there and start vaulting and throwing some kongs and cat leaps of your own. But before you pour all of your energy into learning some basic [...]

August 6, 2012
5:14 PM EDT
The first time you watch footage of some ultra-fit youngsters barreling down alleys, flipping off of handrails, and leaping across rooftops, you may feel the urge to get out there and start vaulting and throwing some kongs and cat leaps of your own. But before you pour all of your energy into learning some
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