Monday, July 9, 2012
Foundational Movements: These movements make up everything we do as human beings. In fact you learn how to do these movements before you can walk. They are...pushing, pulling, squatting, lunging, stepping, bending, crawling, climbing, reaching and rotating... Get really good at these, take them through a full range of motion, practice them on consistent basis, work as hard as you can at them. When mastered Consider using extra weight withem like sandbags, medicine balls, Dumbells and barbells or simply use bodyweight for a high number of repititions.
Fundamental movement skills: Many of these are locomotor skills like Pattern Running, Jumping, skipping, hopping, sprinting, shuffling and galloping, some others like catching, throwing, trapping, hitting and striking and dodging. Most of these skills are movements or a combination of them are what make up most competitive sports. They all require the coordinated involment of the arms, legs, eyes an ears...etc
A person with a foundation of all the above will be: Coordinated, Total body strong, flexible, cardiovascularly fit and more resistant to fatigue and injury, also probably be more calm, less stressed, have more PMA (positive mental atittude) lean and more muscular.
For an athlete this will allow them to better learn specific sports skills (if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball :-) ) and be more resilient on the field of play and practice.
For an adult this will allow them to better enjoy. and reap the benefits of the many leisure activities life has to offer like swimming, biking, running, burpee challange :-), tough mudder, playing with the kids, hiking, cayaking or simply fighting the effects of our ever growing automated and mechanized society that is sucking the very life blood out of the human experience: movement.
Unfortunatly the days of running and biking for health are long gone. These things are still good for you yes but with the dawn of technological age that makes life so easy to be lazy and the potential to get sick and injured we must supplement a healthy dose of training to keep the body strong and functional.
Train to play
Train to compete
Train to live
Train to thrive
Train to survive
Posted by Jeremy Frisch at 7:59 AM