06 Jan Three Awesome Movement Methods to Try in 2016
When you hear the word fitness, you’ll likely picture someone lifting weights in the gym, or perhaps running on the treadmill.
That’s our modern perception of movement – but it has the potential to be much more than that.
The human body can move in a myriad of complex ways, but we rarely see that expressed in the traditional gym setting.
Here are three alternative fitness or movement methods that you should check out this year, so you can expand your movement vocabulary and become a more well rounded athlete.
Founded by Erwan Le Corre, MovNat is all about taking you back to using primal movement patterns in a natural environment.
As opposed to curling dumbbells and bench pressing, MovNat teaches you how to crawl, jump, land, throw, climb, and fight. It’s about reclaiming your built-in movement potential and fully expressing it.
Check out the Workout the World Forgot.
2. Ido Portal Method
Ido came to the mainstream view after working with the now undisputed UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in the buildup to his victory over former champ Jose Aldo.
Ido’s system is centred around becoming a generalist mover – a jack of all trades an master of none. He takes elements of gymnastics, hand balancing, parkour, yoga and martial arts and combines them into a functional, aesthetically pleasing movement practice.
3. Mobility WOD
Kelly Starrett (AKA The Supple Leopard) was once a broken athlete with a myriad of injuries. He’s now a physical therapist and director of one of the most popular and successful mobility programs in the world today.
Mobility WOD involves a combination of soft tissue work and education around proper movement mechanics.
It’s all about giving you the tools to do basic maintenance work on your body – so you can move pain free, and maximise your performance.
What are your favourite ways to move?
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