Parkour Roadmap

Parkour Roadmap

by Max Henry


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The Parkour Road Map is the first written guide to Parkour history, culture, and technique. Gathering information from the world's best Parkour athletes and coaches, it is an indispensable tool for practitioners of all levels. In the spirit of "être fort pour être utile," a portion of the proceeds from every hard copy sold goes toward supporting water and sanitation infrastructure projects in South Africa.

Max Henry (@maxhenryparkour) is a professional Parkour athlete and coach based out of Long Island, New York. You can learn more about Max, Parkour, and this book on

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684012978
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Max Henry is a professional Parkour athlete and coach based out of New York. You can read more about Max and the history of this book on

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 A Brief History of Parkour 3

I Before Parkour

II The Founding Fathers

III British Invasion

IV The Rise of Freerunning

V Where We Are Now

Chapter 2 Getting Started 13

I The Basics

II Getting in Shape

III Equipment and Gear

IV Training Grounds

V Athlete Reference Table

Chapter 3 The Next Level 41

I Alternative Training Methods

II Basic Programming

III Safety

IV Jam Etiquette

V Travel

Chapter 4 Mind of a Traceur 63

I The Philosophy of Parkour

II Parkour and Public Space

III Parkour vs. Freerunning vs. Art Du Déplacement

IV Parkour and Competition

V Required Reading

Chapter 5 The Advanced Athlete 77

I Tips and Techniques

II The Mind Game

III Advanced Strength Training

IV Recovery

Chapter 6 The Future of Parkour 129

I Learning Parkour

II Parkour Gyms

III Coaching Parkour

IV The Parkour Industry

V Competition

VI Keeping the Spirit

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