5 FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN MOVEMENT PATTERNS:
PUSH, PULL, SQUAT, HINGE, LOADED CARRY
Everything you do with your body is a variation or combination of those 5 movement
Training these 5 movement patterns, mindfully, can help you better move through
your days with less risk of injury.
IN THE GYM:
- the importance of going to a gym: having a place that’s dedicated purely to exercise with other individuals who are also there for a common goal.
- often, a wider range of tools and equipment to help facilitate your strength goals
- place to practice movement patterns safely
- Training at home can be similar to training in a gym.
- You can create a space at home that is dedicated solely to exercise/building strength.
- You don’t need a whole bunch of fancy equipment, anything that has mass can be used as an implement for strength gain. Have some milk jugs? Fill them with sand or rocks.
THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE:
- Anything can be used as a weight that has mass. You can even train with only your body. There’s many different ways to gain strength. You can even split up the time if that’s a barrier for you. Ten minutes while you’re waiting for some water to boil on the stove: do some counter push ups and single leg squats
- Going for a walk? Add in some bounding, light hops, or hang on a tree branch.
- Find ways to make it fun. If it feels more like play then you’ll be able to engage in more while having more fun.
The way in which we move ourselves through space.
Practice, with guided feedback from self and others.
Practicing feeling strong can create strong feelings.
A BODY THAT MOVES IS A BODY THAT GROOVES.
I stand out because I focus on the whole person and work with you to create habits for lasting change.
You really can increase your strength while you age and I want to help you work towards that goal. I’m not just going to give you a program and leave you be but rather will be with you every step of the way, providing you with guidance, feedback, and accountability when you require it most. We start the process by figuring out what you can already do and go from there. By staying inside your comfort zone and slowly increasing you’ll find your comfort zone will expand with ease, allowing you to gain strength while still maintaining your work, social, home, and personal life. My goal isn’t to get you hot, sweaty, sore, and hating exercise, but rather energized, aligned, strong, and capable.
Pushing yourself too hard can lead to hormonal imbalances, irritability, and fatigue. It makes it harder to focus on what really matters, life, outside of the gym. I aim to help you differentiate between discomfort and pain, get you excited to lean into discomfort, and away from pain, because that’s when true, lasting change takes place.
With change comes discomfort, whether that change is positive or negative.
Strength through habits; both of the mind and of the body.
I focus on the self-talk: we’re constantly thinking, how can you think in a way that adds to your life. How do you talk to yourself? Is your head filled with: “yes, I can do this”, “what could a beneficial next step be”, or “well that was interesting, what did I just learn from this”, or is it more along the lines of “ugh, I can’t do this, I’m such a loser”, “there’s so much to do and just not enough time”, or “ack, I can’t believe I just did that, I’m so stupid”. Paying attention to the thoughts in your head can be a great first step in gaining strength. Mental strength is a great asset when building physical strength. If you can create the habits more of “yes, I can do this” rather that “I’m such a screw up” it will be easier to lift that heavy weight, have that difficult conversation, or make that scary step. How do you talk to yourself?
Strength through habits; both of the body and of the mind.
I focus on creating sustainable habits to make strength gain feel easy and effortless. No body remains
constant over time, we’re either building up or breaking down. The human body, like many other things in nature, likes to exert as little effort and energy as possible, which makes sense. Why spend $100 on a shirt when you can get that same shirt for $5. Why sit so far away from something you have to strain to hear it?
If a body isn’t lifting anything it won’t create, or maintain, any muscle mass or strength to be able to lift anything. It would be like maintaining a sports car when all you have to drive on is a go-kart course. This same thing goes both ways; if the body is constantly lifting things then it makes sense for the body to maintain the strength and muscle mass to be able to easily lift those things easily and effortlessly instead of having to create new muscle and strength each time you lift that weight. It would be like trying to maintain a go-kart when all you have to drive on is a speedway.
The more ways you can find, mindfully and pain-free, to lift things in your day to day life the stronger, by default, you will become. It’s the benefit of living a physically active life, you can handle physical activity.
What do you like to do? How can you do more of it?