To Move Is To Live

To move is to live.

According to biology, movement is a basic characteristic of life. Everything that lives, moves. So why don’t we put more emphasis into how we do it?

Injury and pain can be a huge set back.

Whether you have fat loss aims or muscle building goals, you have to move to achieve them. You don’t have to be a ‘movement expert’ to see that when your knees cave in while squatting or when your back is hunching during exercise, you are overloading particular tissues of your body. This increases your chances of injury or pain and can be a great dampener for achieving your goals.

That’s not to say that you shouldn’t ever be in these positions (we have access to these positions for a reason after all). It becomes a problem when these are the only positions available to you. Repeat anything enough, and it can have adverse affects, especially if loaded and not optimal.

Be strong in every movement.

Life is full of variety and so is movement. Prepare yourself for it by training movement in many different ways. This also has another benefit of keeping workouts fresh and exciting as you won’t spend too much time doing the same thing.

But this does beg the question: If you need to be strong in every movement, where do you start?

There are so many different movements you are capable of and it can be daunting thinking about where to start. We recommend starting at what we call ‘baseline’. This is the foundation. The fundamentals that carry over to all other movements.

Give these a go and let us know how you get on! Don’t forget to share the love to help others with their movement.

Author: Laurent Pang

ONI Personal Training | Massage Therapy | Nutrition Coaching