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There are many sports and activities out in the world for you to try out. If you’re looking for a challenge, you can find one. But if you just want to get into a new kind of sport, this article is also for you.
Listed below are physical activities suited for both active athletes and complete beginners.
Up first is Parkour, also defined as the discipline of movement. It was later founded in the 1990s by a man named David Belle, who further developed this practice and shared it with his friends to train the sport on their own, incorporating new challenges & public performances.
Below are the building blocks for Parkour that generally get you from Point A to B.
Vaults mainly incorporate an obstacle about hip-level like a fence or a short wall. The purpose of this is to go over this obstacle utilizing your arm strength to carry your body over. Beginner-level vaults include the Safety vault, Lazy vault, and the Kong vault, to name a few.
Precision jumps are used to land precisely on an area and close gaps or progress to other platforms. Beginners tend to leap distances around 2-3 meters depending on the amount of momentum you carry after running.
Climbs are just how it sounds. But in Parkour, climbing has an efficient method & is easy to learn. You can do this on any climbable surface while the height of the obstacle determines the difficulty.
Originated in the 1970s to 1980s during the era of Hip Hop. Back in the day, this was a way for gang members to fight without any violence, only skill. The beauty of this sport is that it has no boundaries.
This sport made its debut as an Olympic sport back in 2018. And although this is a competitive sport, it’s still dancing. You can do whatever you want and enjoy the breakbeat music. And a prerequisite to dancing is musicality.
The building blocks of this sport include Taprocks, footwork, and freezes. These movements are complex and depend on your muscle strength to carry your body.
Power moves are more advanced tricks done in Bboying, and these skills are highly athletic.
And last but not least, Cycling. This sport is the only one on this list that would require you to spend money. You need to own a bike to do this activity or at least borrow one.
There are two main types of bikes. A Road Bike and a Mountain Bike. Other kinds fit specific terrain and riding styles, but these are the general two.
Riding a bike is good exercise, and competitions take riding to a new level. Road bikes are made for smooth roads and are light in weight to go uphill easily. Another factor to consider when riding competitive Cycling is Aerodynamics.
Mountain biking, on the other hand, is an extreme sport. Riding downhill through trails, gravel, and rocks. The main riding styles in this sport include:
Regardless of your athletic background or body type, you can start practicing any of these activities, everyone starts somewhere. You can learn all these sports on your own or with a friend.
Training and conditioning are the keys to getting better at whatever you’re doing.
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