Addressing the Peel-Out: One of Parkour’s Most Heinous Falling Scenarios

The peel-out is one of the gnarliest falls in parkour because it often leaves a practitioner falling towards their head, neck, and spine with difficulty spotting the ground. Peel outs are especially dangerous because most swings take place on bars or branches at least 2 m (6 feet) above ground level.

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The Achilles Tear in Parkour: A Pattern Observed, Solutions Offered

The Achilles tear is a devastating injury, and although it is not common in parkour at the moment, we may see this pattern accelerate due to factors such as a growing demographic of older practitioners and the Achilles put under more and more tension in complex positions as advanced practitioners push human limits. We’ve taken notice of this injury showing up worldwide and have created solutions for mitigating it in our own coaching practices and curriculum.

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