Human movement is something only a few do well. The difference between an average person and a world class athlete is in how they are able to propel their body through space.
There are many factors that influence a person’s ability to move their body. These can include genetics, environment, diet, and development to name a few. Obviously, every body is different and not equal to each other. There are, however, common fundamentals that are applicable to all human beings.
By reverse engineering the movement patterns of great athletes like Usain Bolt and Floyd Mayweather, Functional Patterns CEO Naudi Aguilar has developed a method to train anyone, regardless of size, age or gender. The sequence of movement can be simplified to learn the basic concept and then gradually made more difficult. This same practice applies to other modalities such as throwing or striking.
To the average person, this may not seem complicated or relevant. However, these are the functions that have been most important for our species survival and locomotion. Attaining mastery of these functions is what allows a human to navigate the environment and handle life’s challenges. If one can stand upright without pain, walk efficiently, sprint at max speed and throw properly, they will have improved their quality of life. Furthermore, good execution of these movements, along with sunshine, clean food and water are what allows the body to rest and the cells to regenerate.
Being able to move pain free is something that is often taken for granted. There are many people who are in chronic pain and are unable to complete basic tasks. If your occupation or hobby requires you to use your body, then it makes sense to invest in its longevity. It would be counter productive to drive a vehicle with a bent chassis and flat tires. Yet there are countless people who are damaging themselves through their every day actions. The aim of this training is to build resilient humans who can continue to contribute to society.
If you are interested in learning more, check out the official website. The 10 Week Online Course is an excellent resource to learn the basics of these movements. Additionally, book in a tailored session to begin your journey to upgrade your biomechanics.