A Running List of Parkour Injuries
How many small injuries do you currently have? I consider myself to be able bodied but today I tallied up my current scrapes, bangs, and bruises. Parkour training can be tough on the human body! If a car had this many issues I would consider it bust-ass:
- Two scraped wrists (wall run practice),
- Lump on my back hip bone (loose parkour roll on a hard surface),
- Banged knee (launched a kong too close),
- Bruised palm knuckles (slammed my hands down too much on kong/dash practice),
- Bruised balls of my feet (parkour with barefoot shoes),
- Sore ankle joints (mud hero obstacle race),
- Scraped knuckle (I don’t even know where this happened).
I wonder: am I old or does everyone have a running tally of small injuries? I mentioned this to Heather and her opinion is that every athlete has this issue … and also that I’m old. This is how you transform from newb to accomplished. As our parkour training continues I expect to have many more small injuries. The human body seems to get stronger when its limits are safely pushed.
So is parkour training worth it? You bet.