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How to Follow the Right Diet for Parkour

Learn how to follow the right diet to excel at parkour in this Howcast parkour video with expert Ann Kaczka.

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My name is Ann Kaczka, I've been practicing Parkour since 2007. My first day training was with David Belle at the New Yorker festival. And since then I've trained solo in Thailand, climbing trees on the streets of London and Paris. And now I'm back in New York City. And today I'm here to talk to you about Parkour.

Well, obviously you should stay away from fast-food, frozen food and things like that. And try to stick towards a more healthy diet obviously; lots of fruits, lots of vegetables, meat, eggs, things like that. Its really going to help you in recovery as well as be better fuel for your body as a whole. While Mcdonald's after training and your really hungry, might be cost efficient and tempting, you have to be strong and just try to stay away. Its like putting really cheap fuel in your car. Your car is not going to be feeling too good- its not going to last you very long if you keep putting the cheapest fuel into it. So you might have to spend a little more money to have the fruits, vegetables, meats and things like that but, its definitely worth it. Your going to feel better, your training is going to benefit from it and your going to have shorter recovery periods because of it.

We try and stick towards a more Paleo-esque diet. The Paleo diet involves eating nuts, fruits, vegetables, meat and things like that; pretty much anything except for wheats and grains. To be honest, after a long training session, you might need some carbohydrates in order to recover faster. So eating a sweet potato or some rice, might not be the end of the world and it might assist you in a better training recovery period.

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