Performance characteristics of Parkour practitioners: Who are the traceurs?

  title={Performance characteristics of Parkour practitioners: Who are the traceurs?},
  author={Sidney Grospr{\^e}tre and Romuald Lepers},
  journal={European Journal of Sport Science},
  pages={526 - 535}
Abstract Parkour is a modern physical activity that consists of using the environment, mostly urban, as a playground of obstacles. The aims of this study were (i) to investigate age, anthropometric and training characteristics of Parkour practitioners, called ‘traceurs’ and (ii) to assess jump performances and muscular characteristics of traceurs, compared to those of gymnasts and power athletes. The mean age of the population of traceurs studied (n = 130) was 19.4 ± 4.3 years, women… 

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