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November 2, 2018 | Author: Highnataraj | Category: Weight Training, Recreation, Sports, Weightlifting, Leisure
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he most promising trend I see in the fitness industry today is a focus on absolute, pure human movement. RECENT POSTS nd it makes perfect sense because movement is what we train for. Ido Portal reminded me of this recently in his interview with Jeff with  Jeff Kuhland Kuhland from Athletic Human Human.. That we spend so much time t raining in he gym for a bigger bench or bigger squat t hat we forget the whole point of fitness in the first place. For the weight loss crowd, you might spend hours out of your week doing HIIT training, bootcamp in the park, Zumba, whatever it may be. It’s easy to think that one day you’ll be ‘fit.’ Just have to keep training. hen one day you can finally do what you want to do. But what is that exactly? I’ll tell you what I t hink it is – it’s to maintain a high quality of life by moving your body. That’s it. But we have become so distant from this disposition that we think we have to allow time to move. We say, OK, from 5 pm – 6 pm Monday night I have my fitness class.’ On either side of that it’s back to the daily

2 ways that I injured myself and how you can avoid the s pitfalls My experiment with Founda Training Fit Mornings – Where the fit community comes together The Turkish Get Up – how on simple simp le exerci exercise se can can make make yo better lifter 5 inspirational YouTube vide to get you off the couch

rind. And so that during the rest of our day we spend time sitting in a car for a 5 minute drive or waiting or an elevator for only 2 or 3 floors. here are two fitness philosophies I’d like to highlight in this post. Both of which have had profound effects


on my own training and methodologies. A simple simple $1 dona donation tion will will hel hel Proceed at your own risk, these methods may change the way you view fitness – for the better! MOVNAT I first learned of Movnat during its early years in an article in Men’s Health magazine. Health  magazine. If the article was the

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bait, then the video below got me hooked. Immediately, I was drunk on the Kool-aid. I had never been a runner, but after watching the movement of Erwan LeCorre I felt inspired like never before.

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See, that was easy, wasn’t it? And I bet you didn’t even miss that pharmaceutical commercial, did you? . Squat!

Relax, I’m not talking a back squat here, I’m talking about the simple movement pattern we were all so ound of as children and the one that many in the world depend on because there simply isn’t a chair nearby. I’m referring to the squat that we can call our portable chair.  full range of motion squat is a wonderful thing. Olympic weightlifters pop in and out of this position with ease, but for many this can be a painful position. Many folks may have difficulty getting into a squat because of their knees. If you have underlying issues, then this isn’t for you. But if you’re healthy, here’s hat I want you to do: get up from t he computer and try squatting down. Here’s a good cue if you need it – squat through your knees. hat that means is that if you put your palms together with your elbows out to either side, then when you squat your elbows should pass right on the inside of your knees. In other words, your feet are not going to be hip width apart, this isn’t how people squat. We don’t fold up like an accordion. If you’re trying this in your living room because your knees are A-OK and you still can’t make it down to a nice comfortable position with your feet flat, then I’d hazard a guess that the bottleneck is your ankle dorsiflexion. his is another area where many of us in our 30’s will discover mobility issues. Sometimes the root cause is lexibility in your calves and sometimes it may be a structural issue. In my personal experience, my talus bone wasn’t moving freely. If it’s the former you better start working on your flexibility and if it’s the latter ou may want to consider a physical therapist/chiropractor/doctor/rolfer, etc. But my knees are out over my toes, Ryan! I can’t do that!” Everyone from my yoga instructor to my favorite fitness magazines are constantly reminding me to keep my knees behind my toes. And they’re right – to an extent. e often hear this advice because for a greatly deconditioned society (read: the USA) putting the knees out over the toes may be a recipe for disaster. The anterior chain is lengthened and the patella often gets strained just trying to keep up. In fact, I recommend that only dedicated Olympic weightlifters or those ith excellent mobility attempt full ROM squat with weight. But body weight is a different story. If you’re a healthy individual then the human body has no problem squatting down. hen I lived on the cubicle farm I would take a 30 second break several times a day and pop-a-squat right here in my cube. It was an amazingly refreshing movement when I had been standing at a desk, or seated or that matter. HE CHANGING FACE OF FITNESS o really appreciate the prevalence of fitness concepts like Ido and Movnat, you need to understand how hings have changed over the past 60 years. In the 50’s, people started to lift weights and exercise for the purpose of excelling at sports. In a nutshell, men would lift often and lift heavy. They used barbells and dumbbells in big compound movements and often lifted the weight over their head. hen in the 70’s, bodybuilding emerged in the USA as the driving force behind weightlifting. It was all about size. People trained to become statues. Flexibility and athleticism were secondary goals to quad development and a huge back. Consequently, isolation theory emerged – the idea that we had to train our body parts one at a time. Single plane machines of all shapes and sizes came onto the scene. In the 90’s, it was Curves, pilates, yoga, marathons, the list goes on and on. On the one hand, this was reat. Many different types of people were becoming interested in many different types of fitness. But on he other hand, many were easily duped into fitness programs that promised unrealistic results. Product placement was also ubiquitous. Remember all those ab machines? In short, it was easy to equate itness with some sort of product. t the turn of the 21st century there was one constant theme that came up so often it was often misused. ou guessed it: functional fitness. ’




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he 1950’s were doing. They ate reasonably well because all the fast food chains and preservatives of today hadn’t been created at that time and they didn’t have all the fancy weightlifting machines that forced their bodies to move in unnatural patterns. But you know what people forgot? That all they really had to do to lose weight or increase their strength as two things: 1) Make good decisions about what goes into your body 2) Move a lot

hat’s really all it boils down to. RAP UP So where does all this leave us? hen I look at the history of fitness outlined above, I feel as though we have been dabbling in different ypes of fitness and learning what works and what doesn’t. And today, it’s as though we’ve come full circle. Methods like Movnat and Ido Portal are emerging as a means of returning to our roots. Collectively as humans, we are applying our knowledge of physiology and muscle building science and layering this over programs of pure movement. e are learning that we can get strong, build mobility and protect ourselves from injury. But above all else, e can play in our bodies. We can do handstands. Crawl. Bench press. Be a triathlete. So long as we remember that it’s all about movement. e have an interesting future ahead of us everyone. By Ryan Wagner Further reading: thletic Human, Ankle Mobility Exercises Movement X with Ido Portal References: http://athletichuman.com/fitness-is-a-small-world-within-the-universe-of-movement/  tale of two fitness methods, Movnat and Ido Portal by Ryan Wagner hare this:



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