It is so important to be able to correctly move our bodies, and there truly is no substitute for intentional time put in at the gym. Even for me as a trainer, I actively seek the help of other professionals in order to move better and learn why I have deficiencies in certain areas.
As humans, we have certain movement patterns that we use repeatedly every day, such as squatting, deadlifting (lifting something off the ground), carrying, core control and positioning, and walking. If these movement patterns are incorrect, we tend to develop tightness, asymmetries, and eventually chronic pain.
Part of why I love what I do, is that helping someone move better is to help someone feel better. Many trainers, and people who recruit them, get caught in the aesthetic value of exercise, when really our focus would be better served on how we feel as a result of proper movement mechanics and doses, allowing the aesthetic value be a result of this intentional work.
Who doesn't like to feel better, right? Like any high, when you start to feel better as a result of something that you've implemented into your life, it becomes addicting. Here is a workout to help you learn some of the "essential" movements that make up our lives.
Get as many as you can in 1 minute or until failure.
Max Plank Hold
Maintain a strong plank position for as long as possible.
Modifications & Progressions
b) single arm alternating KB swings
If you're looking for a little more structure than just the
random Monday & Friday workouts...
The Essentials Program
What Are the "essential" Movements?
Mobility & Warm Up Routines
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