Posts Tagged ‘tip’



June 10, 2009

There are basically only two kinds of rolls that I know of, Gymnastic/Tumbling rolls, and Martial arts/Parkour(they are almost, but not quite the same) rolls.

In tumbling forward rolls, you roll straight forward, going directly over your head and the center of your back. You can’t really aim them in any direction, and they aren’t really useful in any situation where Parkour or martial arts would apply. (I.e they may be an important part of a gymnastics or tumbling routine but they aren’t going to help much the next time you jump off a wall or get into a fight). For backwards rolls, well I can’t really remember how to do them, but their pretty similar to forward rolls.

In Martial arts forward rolls, you roll at an angle going down your arm, over your shoulder, and across your back, so that the least amount of time/force is placed on the spine. You can aim the roll in any forward directional without moving your footing once you know how to do it. (I.e you can roll side ways, diagonal and forwards). It’s all the same roll. Martial arts rolls are meant to be used to dissipate the impact from a fall, or to recover from being knocked over, or to land from being thrown, either in an accident or fight. Back rolls again are similar, although I don’t know them as well, in a back roll you fall backwards and roll across your back and over your shoulder in reverse.

Now keep in mind, I’m just listing the different types of rolls here, not how you should do them. Also, I don’t really know much at all about tumbling rolls, I haven’t taken gymnastics in a while.

Here are some examples of rolls and how to do them. … 40&index=0
Martial Arts forward rolls … 40&index=1
Same in slow motion
Parkour rolls (I’m dubious about his expertise though)
More parkour rolls, I like this video better.
Finally! This video kicks the other two videos asses, reminds me of watching dogens tutorials for the first times, must be the pleasant background music. Watch this to really learn practical Parkour rolls!

Now, I couldn’t actually find any videos of Gymnastic/Tumbling roll, aka a somersault. If you want to see one, just search gymnastics, or tumbling or something on youtube, and watch some videos of the Olympics or some such, you’ll see some rolls somewhere in their floor work.



How much do protein shakes help you ask?

March 1, 2008

A lot, that’s how much.

yesterday i went without my after workout protein shake, ‘someone’ turned on my blender with a spoon in it, and the glass portion exploded, and the blades were ruined, so i decided not to have one till i got a new blender, because the protein mix i have tastes vile unless you mix it with a bunch of other stuff.

Anyway, i did my normal workout, i thought since it wasn’t a really hard workout (just enough for strength training, only about 20-30 minutes) normally after this I’m never really sore, sometimes if I am really enthusiastic about it i get a little bit sore the day after, but not ever enough to stop me from exercising again the next day. But all those times i had a protein shake right afterwards, this time i didn’t, and man oh man am i sore today, i had a hard time just rolling out off bed, and even typing this is making my forearm and shoulder twinge, theres no way I’m working out today, time to rest.

Moral of the story? drink your protein shakes no matter what, even if you can’t make it taste good, it really makes a difference.



Tips for Training #1

February 27, 2008

Hey everybody, it’s Beveld here with a tip for training.

Doing push-ups. Instead of going all out and seeing how many you can do before you drop, you should do five reps, rest for about 30-45 seconds, do 5 more then rest for a slightly longer amount and continue for about 15-20 minutes, depending on your endurance. Try to keep your rest time below one minute. Another thing you can do, if you find the ordinary is getting too easy, you might try elevating your feet (a chair is usually best). It works your abs and lats more and throwing in something new always makes the work out more interesting.

And remember, don’t overwork yourself. Over-working is worse than not working out at all.