Athlete Questions
These questions were initially posed by Eric Rubin. All of the questions are optional - feel free to answer only the ones you want (except for your name and the right for Movers Mindset to publish your answers)

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As a starting context, what does "parkour" mean to you? What is your practice generally aimed at - what sort of capability, experience, growth, etc. Are you trying to do speed competitions, be strong to be useful, be a movement artist?
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How did you arrive at your vision for what you want your movement and your practice to be like? How do you set more specific goals for yourself? Do you have short-term and long-term goals? How do you update those goals?
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How often do you train?
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What's the breakdown of your training? Like, how much of your training is parkour skillwork vs. other disciplines/arts/sports vs. strength and conditioning vs. speed and agility vs. mobility and recovery vs. meditation or other mental practices? Do you think you've found a good balance?
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Do you keep a training journal of some type?
Do you have phases in your training? Do you break the year into seasons or training blocks? Do you have periods of training that are more/less goal-oriented or structured?
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How do you choose what strength and conditioning to do and how much of it? What sorts of exercises, what intensity and volume of training?
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Are your parkour sessions pretty unstructured, just doing whatever challenges speak to you, or do you have structured sessions, like where you are trying to develop certain skills or capacities? If applicable, what does your structured parkour training look like?
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How do you self-assess to find your weak suits? How do you test your practice?
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How do you develop the mental side of your training? This could mean attributes like focus, commitment, creativity, perseverance and tenacity, etc.
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How do you warm up?
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What is your philosophy around injury prevention?
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What is your approach to reacting well to falls? Do you do any specific "ukemi" training?
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What do you think of as "the fundamentals" in your practice? How often do you work on your fundamentals and how?
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What training advice do you wish you could give your younger self, when you started parkour?
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When you go out and do parkour, how much is improvised vs. repeated only a few times vs. repeated over and over until it's clean? What do you think is the value of improvisation vs. refinement, and have you found a good balance in your practice?
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What exercises or drills do you think nearly all new parkour practitioners should be doing / doing more of?
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How do you stop your practice from getting stale? How have you managed to stay engaged with parkour for so many years?
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How has training with other people helped you grow? Do you have any advice about training partners?
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What role do games play in your practice? What are some of your favorite training games?
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Imagine someone who *doesn't* want to take a very structured approach to training or do supplemental, non-PK training (like going to the gym). They just want to go out and do parkour. What would be a few of the most important things you would recommend they push themselves to do, for the sake of more sustainable training and faster progression?
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Do you have any athletes you would like us to talk to?
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How can people reach you? In other words, what social platforms can people reach you on? (instagram handle, Facebook name, etc)
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