The final part of the spine chapter in our intelligent movement series we walk you through three actionable steps (with videos) to improve your spine mobility, including one of our favourite movement games demonstrated by Andrew and Ben
Part 3 of our Intelligent Movement Series touches on some of the ways we can approach this tricky area
Core training is an often misunderstood area in health and fitness. Most people know a bit about the anatomy in this area and maybe a few exercises, but not so many are aware that learning to move your spine well can be a more valuable addition to your training than any ‘ab’ or ‘core’ exercise.
As health and fitness professionals, the spine is a great area to work with, because the structure itself and its associated soft tissues have such great potential to increase performance, and dissipate forces travelling through the whole body as we move.
The old proverb goes- “You are as old as your Spine”, and it’s certainly an area that can change and lose function dramatically if we don’t move it.
Since we see flow so frequently in nature, sport and everyday life, it seems more than worthwhile to look at movement through this lens, and use it alongside other training methods we know to be beneficial.
But what is movement flow, and how can we tap into it to enhance our performance and day to day life?
Getting up from the floor is a skill we earn as babies, but one that can deteriorate too soon if we overlook it as we progress through life. Today’s post highlights some of the reasons we consider it a key area in our clients’ assessment, training and everyday life.
Adding varied movements to your day to day life can give great benefits, from improved CV fitness to joint and tissue health. Today’s post gives five of our top reasons to add more movement patterns to your training and daily routine, and gives you a good place to start.