If you want to be the best athlete you can be or enjoying everyday life…. You need to move, and move well.
For the first few years of our lives we learn how to move… rolling, crawling, climbing, etc. Have you ever seen a toddler squat? Its perfect and so easy.
Then as we hit the school years in our lives we begin to loose all the movement we had. We spend our days sitting down learning, but it’s the equivalent to our body of sitting watching tv. Most people never change this habit.
For some this counteracted by playing sports, but as we developed into teens these become more specific to one sport and we continuously repeat the same movements over and over again. Yes! this may be ok if your were going to turn into a professional athlete, but for the majority of us we would have been better off playing a variety of sport and games, learning different movements.
We spend the majority of our lives, repeating specific movements like robots. The problem is that robots don’t get injured, but the human body does.
For other that don’t take any interest in sport or physical activity, they don’t learn any movements but still end up with the same lack of movement, due to inactivity.
Our bodies loose the movement we once had, and it takes a lot of time and work to get back to where we were once as a child.
So along with our goals of being stronger, loosing weight, gaining muscle, or to enhance our sports performance, we need have a solid movement base.
- To be pain free, being able to put on your socks in the morning or even get out of bed.
- To be the best athlete you can be, if you have a limited range of movement you will be a limited athlete. A prime example of this, have you seen Connor McGregor move?
- To help avoid injuries, weather it’s lifting something in the garden or performing a squat dept to you get stronger for your sport.
- You want to loose weight but struggle to do the basic movements, you will increase your chance of getting injured and struggle to reach your goals.
- If you want to jump as high as you can to catch a ball, or sprint to your maximum capacity.
- You want to improve you bench press or be able to get 5 chin ups, you need to have a fluid movement of your shoulders.
- To help have a better awareness of your body.
- To have an overall better quality of life, pain free.
Regular screening, we screen all our client every 3 month’s using the functional movement screen.This will….
- Identify your potential risk of injury.
- Help implement a corrective exercise strategy to improve or normalise functional movement patterns.
- Provide a tool to monitor progress over from your first screening to your next.
- Establish a functional movement baseline to begin your new program
- Working on any restrictions or movement patterns during your warm up.
- Planning mobility sessions in to your weeks training
- Avoiding repeated movements that lead to pain or discomfort.
You can’t put fitness on dysfunction. Unfortunately, this happens much too often in today’s fitness climate. If this sounds like it its a problem for you why not have a look here
Being injury free is what every athlete wants…. have a look at one of our athletes here
Train hard, train smart and stay healthy (don’t forget to move well and move often)