Primal Movement

Posted on 28th March 2017 in Body & Movement

Primal Movement

As a species human beings are far from the fastest, the strongest, or dynamic creatures on the planet. We can’t out swim a shark, but we aren’t limited to the water…

We’ve evolved to run, jump, swim, crawl, kick, punch, balance. We are not specialists, but generalists. Evolution has provided us humans with a huge range and capacity for movement.

Modern life however has reduced our daily activity dramatically. Rarely do we get enjoy our bodies full range and ability to move. Movement is no longer a necessary part of everyday – but compartmentalised and often limited to gym time: an hour set aside for ‘exercise’.

Unfortunately the very limited range of movements in conventional gym routines is insufficient when it comes to satiating our bodies deep need for varied movement – that has profound physical and emotional health benefits.

Fight back against the aches, pains and other symptoms of a modern day static lifestyle: introduce a little Primal Movement to your day…

Squat, hang, climb, even crawl…start to reclaim and explore your innate ability to move.

The video demonstrates a range of what I would call primal movements – using the whole body, challenging not just muscles, but the central nervous system too. The idea is not just to get the heart rate high, but move with fluidity and rhythm. Primal movement patterns will strengthen, stretch an mobilise your entire body – and get you back to moving in ways your body evolved to move!

Primal HIIT

The idea is not just to get the heart rate high, but move with fluidity and rhythm. ‘Primal’ movement patterns will strengthen, stretch an mobilise your entire body – and get you back to moving in ways your body evolved to move!

30 seconds: Roll to Planks
30 seconds: Spider-Dogs
30 seconds: Crawl to Press / Hip Lift
30 seconds: Rest
Repeat 2 continuous rounds

30 seconds: Kick Outs
30 seconds: Lunge Outs
30 seconds: Kick Throughs
30 seconds: Rest
Repeat 3 continuous rounds

20 seconds: Half Hindu’s
20 seconds: Jumping Roll-Backs
20 seconds: Rest
Repeat 4 continuous rounds.

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