Monday, March 12, 2007

MOVEMENT BASED EXERCISE


As a species we have the gluttony for good looks, we cannot deny that we take on every possible tool on board to achieve this dream. Look at the million dollar industry of ab machines which we invest on, look at another million dollar industry of dietary foods which promises weight loss in no time. This shows how hungry we are for good looks.

For real it’s simpler than we think, all we lack is good quality movement [physical activity] and determination. In early 1970’s the trend of fixed path resistance machines became popular in the fitness industry with the burst of perfectly sculpted physiques of bodybuilders.

Since the resistance training machines came on to the market advertised by these perfect bodies, exercise and synchronized movement of the body was lost, isolation became the principle.

But today the fitness advocates say resistance machines which isolates and train are not the method to enhance physical function. Yes I am talking of movement based exercise or functional training.

Imagine the concept of hammer strength row, developed looking into a basic human movement “Pulling”. Still a hammer strength row reduces function of the body as it totally isolates the back muscles and also there is no core stability involved. In a functional training world a hammer strength row can be performed involving core stability and without isolation.

If you’re on the dream of perfectly sculpted body you can also achieved it with proper functional training which enhances synchronized movements of your kinetic chain. Choose the perfect method, it’s worth it.

Imagine if your body were a music band, harmony will only be achieved when the entire component play the same tune at the same time. A band where the strings play without reference to the winds or drums could create an awful noise. Combining exercises to enhance movement capabilities will make the body do a synchronized and better movement, like a band which produces music for the ears.

Welcome to the era of functional training.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

got what your saying ...

simply machines or free weights?

subcorpus said...

dude ...
seriously ...
i have no clue what u r rattling about ... hehe ...
mandatory explanation at coffee ?
hehe ...

subcorpus said...

one more thought ...
I know your articles are targeted at fitness enthusasists ...
But your are getting a bit too technical for the layman ...
just a thought bro ...

P E R S O N A L - T R A I N E R said...

any good movement which involves full body without using a fixed path machine ...

SUBCORPUS:
you'll understand i will post some pictures in the future ... its actually a recent concept of training ...

agil said...

hey zinaan sir
how are u

Twyla said...

Thanks for writing this.