WHY AND HOW!
Fitness is the ability to survive, which depends on one’s preparedness to solve life’s problems, especially those most necessary for survival. In other words, fitness depends mainly on the quality of care given to the most common and basic things in life, such as eating, resting, and working. Underlying our ability to care for things is our ability to learn, which necessitates we make learning our priority.
How do I apply these guiding principles to exercise programming?
The main purpose of my training is to physically prepare you to easily learn new skills. I can’t make you better at everything, because you only get good at what you do. However, I can specifically improve the fundamental parts needed to learn more complex skills, and thereby, I improve your overall performance through better preparedness to learn. Additionally, the execution of these fundamental movements is tailored to allow for more efficient locomotion- which is simply your ability to get from Point A to Point B. We prioritize locomotion because it is necessary for everything and essential to survival. Improving this function, has the greatest impact on overall performance and injury resistance. Also, I continuously play with how I apply exercise stress. I know I don’t know- but through a playful process of trial and error I learn to get more for less.
Whether learning music, reading, mathematics, or athletic ability- a thorough appreciation of fundamentals is needed to create logical skill based progressions. You can’t learn to play the piano using random exercises that develop the muscles of the hands and forearms, and in that exact same way, learning useful athletic ability can’t be developed with random movements unrelated to real life. Effective preparation, requires getting specific about the movements actually needed in day-to-day life and sports. Let us step out of the dark ages and start applying sound reasoning. It’s all physics. Performance is efficiency.
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