FUNCTION FOLLOWS FORM
Movement is among the current buzz-words inside most training facilities around the world. And, rightfully so. Often, however, the moment you give something a title is also the very moment that you take away all of its meaning. So, what is it, and how do we keep it relevant?
Movement, the only UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE.
Traditional training isolates muscles groups, rarely teaching them to integrate or work together as part of a chain. As a language, movement can be adapted to any desired function. To train our bodies to move in isolation only serves to reinforce a habit that we should be working to avoid. The result of doing so will be muscles and joints disfunction, pain, and potential injury, which may require surgery. Most of the pain or injuries we experience are, in fact, due to poor movement patterns. The pain that we are experiencing is often a message that our body is sending, telling us: "There's something that you're doing to me that I don't like. Please stop and correct it." Beauty is a reflection of aesthetics, function & design.
A System of SYMPTOMS
We live in a SYMPTOMS-BASED SOCIETY: Symptoms-based medicine and symptoms-based fitness. Simply put, we treat the symptoms in isolation. However, our habits and characteristics are rarely formed in isolation. If the behaviour doesn't change, the symptoms will return. No movement is of itself, or isolated.
Have you ever considered why it's called an ear drum? When a sound is emitted, waves travel (move) through the ear towards the eardrum - a thin flap of skin that is stretched like a drum over a barrel, approximately the size of our pinky nail - and vibrates (moves) when sound waves makes contact. These vibrations move small bones in our middle and inner-ear, which the brain registers as "I hear something". There is nothing that we do that doesn't require movement. Our ability to move dictates our FITNESS.