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"How-To" Home Workout Solutions

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Hand Walking/Crawling Exercises:


Demanding More From Your Upper Body
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6 years ago I watched Jon Hinds strap his LifeLine Power Wheel
(http://www.lifelineusa.com/affiliate/redir.php?oid=1103_26) to his feet and hand walk
the entire length of a football field.
I have to admit I thought the entire sequence was pretty badass, yet at the same time it, it
also seemed like circus trick to show off to your friends rather than a essential piece of an
effective strength and conditioning program.

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As you can see in the video, there is obviously a solid amount of work being done, but I
still didnt see the value.
The LifeLine Power Wheel boasts that its core activation is top notch, and that is
supported with a study composed by CSU-Sacramento students. I have to admit the
two other training tools that were compared to the Power Wheel were quite weak in
my opinion (Ab Revolutionizer, ab straps).
However, it appears that based on muscle activation (through surface
electromyography (EMG), the Power Wheel performed extremely well.
When you watch YouTube videos, especially how-to exercise videos, it can be hard to
find value in what the performer is showing you. You watch it, roll your eyes and move
on the the next suggested video.
I did exactly that with Jons hand walking video 6 years ago.
Its a damn shame.
But, fast forward 6 years and I am an advocate of hand walking. I think we need to stress
our upper extremities in a similar fashion that we do our lower extremities.

Battling ropes are an example of a tool have added tremendous value to the average

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Battling ropes are an example of a tool have added tremendous value to the average
trainees tool box. Battling rope drills are primarily executed in a standing position,
involving timed (or rep based) work sets that are highly metabolic, recruit a ton of muscle
for completion and train the upper body to produce repeated effort force in a way that is
extremely unique.
But, battling rope drills dont require our upper extremities to support the weight of our
body.
Sure, the shoulder is not a load bearing like the hip or the knee, but we should be able to
support and stabilize a percentage or even our entire body with our hands and arms.
Please dont ask me to give functional examples of how drills such as handstands
transfer over into real world activities until you yourself perform a series of 1-minute
inverted holds yourself.
Doing so might make you feel like you like a weakling whether you are an avid exerciser
or not. I sure did.
> What can you attribute to the difficulty of a hand walking/crawling/stands?
New stimulus? Yes. Very challenging regardless? Absolutely, every single time.
The average workout just doesnt stress the upper body in the same way that it tends to
stress the lower body. It makes sense since humans are bipedals. Keeping our lower
extremities strong, mobile, stable, and capable of sustained and high level repeated
physical effort serves us very well.
But we need to be strong, stable and mobile movers in many different positions, not just
with walking and running.
Hand walking, crawling, handstands and other upper body support drills stress the
upper body much differently than push ups, overhead pressing, Turkish Get-Ups. In the
past, most hand walking drills were exclusive to gymnasts and other tumblers. Its
amazing that it has taken so long for this type of training to leak out to the general
population.
But, its here now and we need to leverage it. Its a tool (or maybe a strategy is a better
description), and like all training tools, it serves a purpose in our physical development.
Handstands. I have been a huge fan of hand walking and crawling for years, but have
more recently begun to see amazing value in practicing handstands. Simply kicking your
feet up to a wall and holding that position with assisted support from your feet is
extremely challenging and beneficial for overall physical improvement.

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Try it for yourself. Go. Now. Try it.
It feels unnatural to support yourself vertically and I believe this is a good thing (unless
you are experiencing pain). Youre acclimating yourself to a new movement skill. I am
all about safety in training because it keeps us moving for life, but exploring uncharted
territories of movement will bring you back to your childhood roots, where exploring is
encouraged and crucial for overall development.
Fast forward to our adult years. People who are hesitant to participate in certain physical
tasks havent exposed themselves to that stimulus before. They havent explored, so the
movement seems risky, difficult or in some cases unfathomable.
Much of this handstand talk is probably coming from Ido Portals training philosophy
(https://www.facebook.com/portal.ido?ref=br_tf), which is fine because I love the tenacity
that Ido is bringing to the movement community. He doesnt dabble with movement, he
is movement. Thats pretty cool. Devoting your lifes work to becoming the best mover
possible, and then teaching the progressions on how to get to that level to others, is pretty
amazing when you think about it.
Kudos to Ido Portal.
In my own training, I have divided my hand walking/crawling into two different
categories:
Horizontal walking/crawling
Vertical walking/crawling
Both of these have two sub-categories that can be broken down even further:
Static (not moving)
Dynamic (moving)
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I havent felt the need to progress any further than the bulleted points to be honest.
Hand walking/crawling is a supplement to my current training regimen, not the entire
training regimen itself. Its a skill that I am looking to develop starting from ground zero.
The decision to keep hand walking/crawling as a supplement to the whole is based on
my current goals.
My warm-ups have proven to be prime time for practicing and experimenting with
various progressions of hand walking/crawling. 80% of the time I am crawling, which is
what I would consider to be a horizontal-dynamic drill. Something like this

If you slow down while performing a basic bear crawl and do it properly, you may notice
that you arent as connected as you thought you were. Timing and an upper/lower body
connectedness are two main keys to crawling properly. The core serves as the conduit
between the upper and lower body. Youll also notice that crawling isnt as easy as it
looks, as it can be extremely taxing even at shorter distances.
If youre looking for a core workout, start crawling. Start with a basic static hold. Youll
find that supporting yourself in this position activates your torso musculature like the
4th of July. Progress to dynamic crawling slowly, working on the the timing of your
opposite hand/foot. Again, feel the burn in your stomach.
Here is Dewey Nielsen working through the ladder of crawling progressions
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> Why should you incorporate more crawling and hand walking into your training?
1) Its fun.
I never thought that I would tout its fun as the top reason for crawling and handwalking, but it really is. Both provide a unique challenge that we can look forward to.
Pursuing specific goals in your training will keep the fire going in your belly. Otherwise,
its easy to begin flaking out on training.
I have recently dropped a few barriers with regard to my viewpoints on training, and
what it means to workout. For sometime, I felt unfulfilled in my workouts. It seemed
there was a piece that was missing. I felt like a robot going through the motions. Start a
set, do the reps at a particular tempo using a particular weight, stop, rest, rinse, repeat. It
was nauseating.
Crawling and hand-walks scratched that itch. Now intentionally incorporate warm-ups
packed with plenty of crawling and hand walks. Its open new doors for me as I know it
will for you.
2) Loading the upper extremities uniquely
Moving yourself around using your hands/arms is a new training stimulus for many.
Even holding yourself against a wall for a brief period of time puts a valuable stress on
your upper body to support the weight of your body.
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3) Balance
Horizontal or vertical crawling/walking are activities that require constant body
correction. Reflexive stability is a hot topic right now, and crawling/walking works
reflexive stability nicely. Keeping the hands connected to Mother Earth is advantageous,
creating a closed-chain training scenario. Crawling is both simple and more complicated
than we think, especially when we realize how dysfunctional we have become from our
lack of movement. Holding a wall supported handstand requires stability, strength and
balance. A free-stranding handstand is the perfect expression of balance.
4) Connecting the core
Not six-pack abs. Chasing six pack abs should be furthest down on most peoples list.
The torso musculatures main job is to protect the spine. Our core is supposed to activate
when it senses that the spine might be in jeopardy. Our torso lights up (activates) to keep
our bodies stabile and in control during these movements. Lightly palpate (touch) your
stomach while in the assumed basic bear crawl position, tell me what you feel.
5) Primal movement
We had to crawl before we could walk. Crawling isnt a fitness progression, its a human
life progression. Regressing back to crawling can help to restore lost movement patterns
from which we can build a bulletproof body. The bodys wires can easily become
crossed, dont make the mistake of blowing a fuse by skipping the crawling section of the
progression book.
6) Low impact
Crazy is the craze right now. Extreme, hardcore, tenacity and intensity! But not
everyone wants crazy workouts, and crawling fits the bill nicely for those who seek a
bodyweight challenge without the risk of injury. Although its possible to hurt yourself
doing just about anything, crawling/handwalks are extremely low on the injury potential
ladder. Your joints will applaud your choice.
7) Movement
To take an unofficial idea from Ido Portals training philosophy Just start fing move
people. Stop over thinking it and engage in full fledged movement. Explore what your
body can do in space. If youre embarrassed to do it in the public gym, do it behind
closed doors in your basement or garage. As I have said before, movement is the benefit
of moving. So keep moving every which way. Caution be prepared to be humbled at
first you might need to lubricate your joints and blow off the cobwebs for a few
sessions before it starts flowing and feeling natural.
So there you go, the most un-organized 1600+ word article ever written on
crawling/handwalking.
Stay tuned for how to get started with crawling/walking and where to slip it into
workouts

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Cheers to exploring the upper bodys ability to move!


KG
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Look! Movement is the Benefit :)


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Non-traditional movement has been the name of the game lately.
Pure ground based locomotion and flow.
Its not that I dont have time for more mainstream forms of movement, because I believe
in that also, but I am becoming increasingly intrigued with other methods of movement
training. I almost used the term time-tested instead of mainstream. It might have been
a better description, but admittedly, 95% of my personal workout habits and the habits
which I recommend to others seeking movement regimens are in fact, mainstream.
A simple blend of squats, lunges, hip dominant hinging, upper body pushing and pulling
in a vertical and horizontal fashion will set you up for success. Add in some chops and
lifts and you have got yourself a damn good routine. Its all in how you organize it and
tweak the variables to best fit your goals.
A squat is a squat, but with a few tweaks here and there, you can make the squat
conducive to building a number of different human physical qualities (strength,
endurance, power, etc), all completely different from each other.
Always remember, in the beginning establish mobility, establish stability in that
new-found range of motion, then begin the process of building strength.
Its a layering effect.
This is a recipe that works every single time for the person that is willing to be diligent in
their training efforts.
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Are you that person?


Because here is the reality: Movement works every single time. 100% effective. Its
people that fall short.
Movement works. People dont do the work. Shame on us.
Over the past few weeks, I have progressively integrated more and more Ido-style
movements into my pre-work training block. Maybe I shouldnt refer to these
movements as Ido-invented (after watching some of his videos he probably would
deny they are his but were there from the beginning of time), but he was one of the first
(and still the best that Ive seen) to make sense of less mainstream forms of movement.
He is a mover, in every sense of the word.
From one-arm hand stands and other hand balancing, single arm chin ups, planches and
twice bodyweight back squats, Ido can move with flow and move load if necessary.

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Planche
I keep referring to Idos teachings as movement, and thats because it is. He neither
specializes nor generalizes.
I guess I never really stopped and thought about it, but most of what is published and
preached today is purely about fitness. Even Yoga, with its cult like following, doesnt
necessarily make a person MOVE better. It might help a person increase flexibility and
improve range of motion, but it doesnt guarantee that you will move better.
You have to practice movement to improve your ability to move.
Now, I will say that I dont necessarily believe that the mere act of practicing movement
is going to grant you access to better movement. It may open a few doors to becoming a
better mover, but I also think that each person needs to be real with themselves and their
own situation. Some folks have got some real compensations, imbalances and
dysfunction going on. Who knows where or how these issues manifested themselves (a
lot are from sitting too long) but they are there, so it may be completely necessary to
address these movement restrictions before youll ever be a great mover, or even an
average mover.
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The Functional Movement Screen (http://www.functionalmovement.com) is a great


system for evaluating yourself, and your ability to move. Why? Because it is systematic.
You grade your movement quality, and lesser quality scores in any given movement
pattern has a roadmap of corrective drills that you can use to clean up that movement
pattern. In essence, you can correct faulty movement rather quickly.
Realistically, you can perform a poor mans movement screen at home on yourself. It
will always be better to have a knowledgeable FMS certified trainer evaluate you, but
hey, we can DIY.
Use a big mirror or better yet film yourself performing the tests from the movement
screen. Dont feel dumb filming, you can delete it immediately. The filming of your
movement capabilities is extremely valuable. What you think youre doing isnt
always what you actually doing movement-wise.
Take your video and compare it to some perfect screens (which you can easily find on
YouTube) and take note of the differences. Most people will notice that their overhead
squat is a lacking, rotational stability nearly impossible to complete and the inline lunge
makes you feel like youre balancing on a tight rope.

Cleaning up these patterns will make you a better mover, and probably decrease the
likelihood that your dysfunction manifests itself into an injury.
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However, cleaning up the screen doesnt mean that youll all of the sudden be a great
mover. You have to practice moving to be a great mover. Are you sick of me saying
move? Mover? Movement yet? Sit tight Ill drop those terms a bunch more in the
coming paragraphs.
In many cases, I have substituted ground based crawling variations
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzGKjXY52Uw) (supine and prone) and walks in
place of my go-to dynamic warm up. I havent felt like I am sacrificing anything by
doing so. My joints still move through a full range of motion and my muscles are
activated in a low-impact fashion. I would even argue that my time is being maximized
by practicing my movement flow using Idos training drills versus my standard cookie
cutter warm up.
Ive actually exited many of these warm-ups in a pool of sweat, even before beginning
what I would consider to be the work portion of my session. Interesting.
Ive quickly found that I am ridiculously weak in certain positions, uncoordinated and all
around uncomfortable as I work in some of the Ido Portal warm-up drills and ground
based training. Its an ego check for sure, especially since he refers to many of these flowlike drills as being beginner. Ha! Soreness has also been a product of the unfamiliar
movements, although its never a goal. Unfamiliar movements almost always produce
soreness because your body hasnt experienced it yet.
I am reminded as I continue to force myself to become more vulnerable by the day with
Idos training idealogy- of how a newbie to the workout scene feels at first. Its an
emotional uppercut showing up to a personal training session or a group class (even
training by yourself behind closed doors) knowing that youre going to struggle to
complete what is being asked of you.
But the key is to keep coming back. Keep grinding. Keep learning. Realize that its a
process, just like everything else. And as a process, youve got to work at it, consistently
and in a focused manner. Leave your feelings at the door and work.
Weve become detached from our bodies and desensitized to our physical abilities. In
fact, many of us no longer have a relationship with our body, and our physical abilities.
Things that we could easily do as kids are now foreign and seemingly impossible. But all
of that can be regained.
One major takeaway from the my small bit of reading Idos work is this: Weve got to
establish a lifelong relationship with our movement. Every one of us. We will all start
at different points and need different adjustments along the way- and this makes sense
because we are all individually unique- but youve got to make sure that you start and
find a way to make it stick.
Enjoy the challenge of learning new physical skills. Embrace the frustrations and work
out the solutions on your own. If you find yourself stuck, hop on the computer or tablet
and search out a solution. The internet is packed with incredible free information that
can get you where you need to go.

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I suck at many of Idos locomotion drills right now. Ill admit that. I filmed myself and I
look stiff and the opposite of gracefully. But that will change with time and practice. Its
frustrating to know that I am practicing something that I am not good at (yet).
I think many people may find that they actually like dedicated workouts more when you
a aiming to develop a certain movement skill. Pursuing skills transforms a persons daily
workouts into a journey instead of a dreaded 60 minutes of robotic physical activity that
we feel we need to participate in to chase the idea of fitness.
A movement journey may not have an end point. But that is the beauty of it. You
achieve a goal and begin planning and preparation for the next goal. One day you look
back and realize that over the course of time you hopped over barriers that you never
imagined you would hurdle. Thats an incredible feeling to evaluate significant forward
progress, especially when looking at where you started.
People often ask me what the benefit of an exercise is, or which exercises will best target a
specific area of the body
For a long time I couldnt find the exact words to answer this question in a way that felt
true to myself but try this one out because I think this might be where I stand

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Cheers to getting uncomfortable in your movement endeavors

KG
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What is Ido Portals Training Philosophy


Doing To Me?
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Ive been following Ido Portal for nearly 2 months and Im starting to question how we
practice fitness, what it means to be fit, how we get to the point of being considered
fit, what humans should be able to do movement-wise, and on and on and on.
I have to admit, thought process-wise, I am going through a shift.
Ido makes incredibly great points about movement and body control. Its a raw thought
process, completely stripped down to just movement.
The point that Ido conveys time and time again is that we should be able to move freely.
He references movement patterns, but I know from reading through his blog and
watching his YouTube videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb7GjomO7Ns)that he
isnt referring to the safe movement patterns that we fitness professionals beat into the
ground. Hes expanding far beyond that thought process.
Here are some snapshots of Ido-style movement

I realize now, more than ever, that the modern-day human


really doesnt know how to handle their body.
We are slaves to sitting in chairs, cubicles, in front of the television and in cars. If you
really stop and think about how much we sit on any given day, its nauseating. Even if
we have no choice but to sit for our careers, when the weekend comes we still choose to
grab a lawn chair and sit, sit at the bar, sit at restaurant. Sit.

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I can partially throw myself into this group also because I have to sit down to write on
this blog.
I consider myself to be an athletic dude, but watching some of these videos leads me to
believe that I have handicapped my own movement performance. I am not even in the
same realm as some of the people that have been under the Ido Portal tutelage for as few
as a few months.
I can squat (ass to grass) and rest in the squatting position for long periods of time,
elevate my arms overhead without breaking at the low back, and exhibit rotational range
of motion at my thoracic spine when its required but integrating of all of these
elements into a free-flowing long sequence without making it look painfully difficult was
humbling for me.
The low lizard crawl is a basic locomotion pattern in the Ido Portal Training Method, and
its basically used as warm-up! I am here to tell you that it is humbling how difficult it is
to crawl 10-15 yards like this (fast forward to 1:56)

Are the followers of the Ido Portal Method been practicing different techniques than I
am?

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Yes, of course. They are following strict progressions that allow for a appropriate
movement education. A repetitive approach to learning movement in a progressionfriendly manner will ensure that no fundamental steps were skipped along the way, all
while achieving desired results.
The human body will adapt and increasingly better how we ask to move, or how
we dont it to move. That is why a lot of people have back pain, poor hip mobility and
loss of muscle activation from sitting. But humans naturally want to stand up straight, so
in order to make this possible, we compensate to achieve.
So I think that over time my movement will begin to flow like some of his videos, but it is
going to take some work, some practice, dedication and time.
Many of Idos students YouTube videos display what I would consider to be test-outs
or results from following his teachings, so I think that its important (when watching
these videos) to keep in mind that there was an incredible amount of dedication and
work put in prior to shooting each persons testimonial of the Ido Portal Method.
It didnt happen over night, in a week or in a month.
The other night, I was trying to find the words to describe my perception of how we
pursue health and wellness, and where I stand on the matter. Its a difficult topic to
discuss because there are so many elements that combine to form, health.
I continue to find myself veering away from safe more and more. Now, I dont mean
that I am moving toward unsafe and negligent, but I really am questioning why we do
what we do in the gym or outside of the gym (wherever we train). Its cookie cutter and
robotic in nature. Its lacking exploration. Reps, sets and rest cannot be the pot of gold at
the end of the movement continuum.
Who established these rules that we follow so closely? Science? Industry leaders?
Do we continue to teach and preach these methods because that is what the masses want?
Or are we lacking in our own understanding of more complex movement patterns,
integration and improvisation? Are we aiming for the wrong target? What does fitness
mean anyways?
We aim for reproducible results- and I dont think that we should be aiming for anything
different- but we have become robots in our pursuit of fitness. The entire idea is skewed.
Everything that we preach for people to do is cookie cutter and safe.
There is very little room for anyone to stray from the path, and if you do (as I am
exploring currently), youre branded and thrown out to the wolves.
We preach moving within our means, avoiding compromising body positions and
alignment, moving weight safely, employing safe rep and set ranges for maximizing our
goals, adequate rest to perform that work safely, etc. Safe, safe, safe.
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Ido Portals methods of movement might be right for everyone at some point, but maybe
not at this moment.
The human race have never moved less or eaten worse.
We sit more, we move less. We are walking time bombs with regard to our ability to
move effectively or for any duration (endurance, etc). We eat food created in factories,
food that has never seen the earths soil, food that contains ingredients that we cannot
pronounce much less identify and because we eat so much of this food, our bodys
have become a reflection of these poor choices.
Make no mistake, we are what we eat.
But the problem is that we dont even know we are heading down a path of selfdestruction. Eating crap has become the norm, and we dont even know it. But food
chatter is outside of the scope of this blog post. Im not a nutritionist nor do I really want
to be. Ill end the nutrition talk here.
We walk around commenting that a person is in shape if they dont cast a bubbly
shadow on pavement on a sunny day. Not everyone needs to have a six-pack, but we are
desensitized to what health looks like. Lean is almost taboo is some areas of America,
and the world. One look back in history will show that most of civilization is getting
bigger. And by bigger, I am not referring to taller.
In many instances, our body shape is actually limiting our ability to move. Yes, the
amount of tissue that we are carrying on our bodies are preventing us from moving the
way that we are supposed to move.
Studies like this support my bantering
(http://www.naturalnews.com/041652_abdominal_fat_cardiovascular_health_cancer.html)
I started thinking like this a few years ago, and I thought I was crazy, because my
background is strength and conditioning. Strength and conditioning workouts and
programs are EXTREMELY structured, and EXTREMELY safe. There is very little room
for movement exploration in the eyes of strength coach. Strength based programs, as I
mentioned, are extremely structured. You work through phases that place focus on
building different athletic qualities (hypertrophy, strength, power, work capacity, etc).
The reps and sets are calculated, training days, rest, etc.
I got trapped in that way thinking for everyone, athlete or otherwise. More like
handcuffed. To the point that I felt like if I explored anything outside of a 4-phase
workout program, a barbell squat or a systematic approach to core training, then I was
a Looney Tune.
Then I picked up a kettlebell for the first time. Kettlebells had been around for a little
while, but they were still considered taboo by some of the leaders in the strength and
conditioning industry. After executing some kettlebell swings and some turkish get ups
in a hotel room after a performance conference, I realized that movement was different
from exercise.
Movement is different from exercise.
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This is movement:

This is exercise:

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I was strong, but my integrated movement was shit. In fact, I wasnt graceful at all. My
muscles were powerful and my joint were mobile and stable, but I had zero grace in pure
movement. I was powerful, strong and stable within the confines of identified movement
patterns, but when I challenged myself outside of these confines, I was at beginner level.
Again, I realized that movement is different from exercise. I was certainly moving when I
exercise, but I was trapping and limiting my ability to move freely with traditional
exercise.
In fact, I dont even like the word exercise. I use it but I dont like it. I use the word
movement on this blog over and over again. I would even prefer to say train or
practice or drills over the word exercise. Exercise makes me cringe. Exercise
makes me think of automated robots on a treadmill. I dont want to be an automated
robot. I want to move. I want to move because I enjoy moving, and seeking out new
methods of movement is challenging. I want to move in an unrestricted 3-dimensional
manner.
Im not going to discard structured movement training using such drills as push ups,
squats, and lunges, because they have their place. But I am damn well going to explore
un-traditional forms of movement from here on out. Climbing, hanging, swinging, etc.
Full integration of movement play and practice starts now.

We fitness professionals think that we know movement and that we are teaching people

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We fitness professionals think that we know movement and that we are teaching people
how to be functional, shame on us. We stop our teachings at flat back, shoulders
down and back and pressurize your core!
I learned a long time ago, after crumpling up and throwing away probably 2-3 books
worth of writing material that I should trust my thinking. I feel that I should trust my
thinking now. I have grown to appreciate being exposed to new ideas that initiate an
evolution in my own thinking.
Why be trapped? Go explore, go move
Oh and here is that picture that I promised some 910 words ago

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Cheers to stumbling onto ideas that open our minds!


KG
August 18, 2013August 6, 2014 kylegarner3 Tagged crawling, exercise, fat loss, fitness, health,
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Ido Portal QOD (Quote of the Day)


Quick Tips
With all of the rage about WODs, WMDs and DTFs, whoops
I thought that I would post a quote from one of Ido Portals YouTube videos
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb7GjomO7Ns). I love this guys philosophy on
exploring movement. Referring to Ido as a jack of all trades wouldnt be fair, because in
modern society we often think of someone like this as being sort of good at everything,
but a master of none.
Maybe Ill start posting SWODs, swing workout of the day. Or BODs, breakfast of
the day. Maybe TODs, television of the day.
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But through watching his few YouTube videos and reading some written word from Ido,
it seems that he has it all figured out. I like his approach.
P.S. Im still unsure about the everted ankle jumping, but hey, I dont need to agree with
everything that everyone says.

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My personal feeling on this statement is quite simple
Why subject yourself to proving this statement incorrect? When your ability to move is
taken from you, what if you cannot get it back? Or worse?
Dont bet the farm, keep moving people.

Cheers you moving because you can


KG
August 6, 2013 kylegarner3 Tagged Culture, Ido Portal, movement, Quote Leave a comment
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