Pre history our ancestors thrived by being adaptable, generalist movers. Their bodies were chiselled from the practicalities of life.
Our brains have developed throughout evolution as a result of our need to move. Our ancestors were highly skilled movers, able to move efficiently through a wild environment. They could run, jump, fight, crawl, climb, lift, carry etc. They were highly adaptable and learned to move in more complex movement patterns throughout their whole lives.
This underpins the development of our intelligence. We are the most intelligent creatures on the planet because we were the best movers on the planet.
To be truely fit, healthy and physically capable we must pay attention to the lessons of our ancestry.Our training should be complex, skilled, and highly variable.
Your training should use the full capability of your body to move.
If you are just doing weights, or just running on a treadmill then chances are you’re not moving in a diverse enough way. When you compare your life today to our ancestry we can see why so many of us are injured, in pain, sick and immobile.
Movement coaching brings us back to our natural ability to move. Sessions with Matt include mobility training to restore natural full range of motion to the body alongside the development of skilled movement patterns.
Matt uses techniques learned from movement specialists such as:
- Ido Portal (www.idoportal.com/)
- Ex Olympic coach and Gymnastic Bodies founder Coach Sommer (www.gymnasticbodies.com/)
- Movnat (www.movnat.com/)
- Animal Flow (www.animalflow.com.au/)
- Functional movement systems (functionalmovement.com/)
And the list goes on.