Every time you sit down on a chair, you perform a pull from your legs. But because the chair is stable, is high up, and has a backrest, you don’t usually pull yourself into the chair with control; you just drop. This convenience has led to underdevelopment in our ability to pull from our lower extremities, which causes extension at the lumbar spine and a subsequent loss of motor control, which is expressed as a loss of movement control.
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Mediterranean Turkey Wraps
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Hollow body | A progression for movement control
We are natural pushers. Imagine you are driving your car it runs out of gas just a few hundred feet from a gas station. Would you get out and push or pull your car to the gas station?
Standing: The Foundation For Movement Control
Two of the most common words used to assess the quality of a movement observed in a sport or the gym are form and control. I like to think of form as the optimal technique and mechanics of a movement, and control as the ability to execute those mechanics properly. Being able to perform a movement with form and control is to say that you have mastered that movement.
I can imagine it feels incomplete, maybe confusing, frustrating, scary. Either way, from my perspective I view it as lacking ownership, balance, and furthermore, pride. Whatever it may be, although you seem to be going in the right direction in certain areas of your life the other ones that are being neglected are the ones limiting you from closing the gap with your own potential, and subsequently a sense of fulfillment and self actualization.
Fitness to Wellness: The Journey Without Destination
The pursuit of wellness is a journey without destination. It requires patience and perseverance. There is no ‘finish line.’ As humans, we live in a state of constant adaptation. As we evolve our needs and desires change. Similar to fitness, wellness requires training.
The Old Man Squat
The development of these functions as seen in CrossFit, or any methodology that cares about developing such abilities, can be attributed to the king of all movements – The Squat.