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Enjoy the short documentaries about Functional Fitness USA, the concepts, trainers, and our corrective exercise approach.  Hopefully, these short documentaries can illustrate the higher potential of healing motion in relationship to exercise and movement.

Concept Introduction

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Corrective Movement Analysis

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So many choices in the fitness world, should you work your abs so hard you can’t pee without a whimper?  Maybe hire a personal trainer to make you puke, laugh at you, then make you do it again?  Maybe get your mileage up in that new pair of running shoes and give yourself shin splints?  Is it time to start training for ski season, only if you don’t want to blow out a knee.  How about an iron man, train so hard you hurt your feet.  You may want to consider this, your health has nothing to do with what activity you do, it has everything to do with how you train to do what you want to do.   Progression is everything!

I am dedicated to the sharing of information that helps all who are interested in understanding what is healing about motion and what is not healing about motion.  If you are concerned about enjoying the experience of exploring exercise, movement with purpose, this is your newest addition of blogs sites to follow.  If you are not concerned, good luck out there, many influences out there who know nothing about exercise and a lot about selling a product.  Do you want good marketing or good information based on experience and understanding?  Just another choice and a whole lot of time to waste.

The next thing to do is upon you and the only thing holding you back is making the commitment to making it happen and hopefully,  that commitment not ending in the sadness of injury.  Well, this blog is about the voice of reason, the voice of threshold.  The why behind the victorious and the why behind the injurious, this is the purpose of Healing Motion.  ENJOY!

Hello All,

This article has been going around the Functional Fitness Team.  Although this article was written in 2003, it’s a great read.  It gives you a taste of the changes the entire fitness industry will be forced to make, changes to a completely functional model of movement.  Simply, if your movement plan isn’t based on your structural history, your poor unconscious movement patterns, and your lifestyle choices, then it’s not functional and it WILL eventually create injury!

I have one gripe regarding the article, and it is significant.  Greg Roskopf, MS, suggested you try to do a one-legged squat to show you how not functional you may be.  This suggestion is highly negligent!  Any movement practitioner that suggests you do a move like this without evening seeing you walk is negligent.  I highly recommend that you do NOT attempt a single leg squat.  This is a very complicated move that can do a lot of damage if your structure is ill prepared for such an unstable multi joint move.

Unfortunately, Greg works with athletes at a professional level.  This is very hard!  Just because a practitioner works with a professional team in any sport doesn’t make them an authority on biomechanics and injury prevention.  I believe one of the best running backs in history Terrell Davis injured prematurely under the care of Greg Roskopf and the Denver Broncos “top-notch” medical team.  You can’t have 2 knee surgeries and play a laterally based game 8 weeks later.  Negligent!  Currently, check out the injured list for the Denver Broncos.  Athletes that get injured in preseason training are not prepared structurally for the rigors of their sport and the staff did NOT accurately assess the functional level of their players.  Straight up!  No one is assessing or tracking these players biomechanical risk factors that create an injury prone athlete.  We do and not just for athletes, regular everyday people have the same risks, only you aren’t getting paid to destroy your body!

Enjoy the article from WebMD-  Working out for Real Life Functions.  Here are some free exercises we’ve posted on our website to get you started on being functionally fit.

5 FREE FUNCTIONAL FITNESS BALL EXERCISES

Slowly integrate the exercises into your work out.  Feel the difference between pushing your body to the brink of exhaustion versus a balanced approach to your exercise practice that considers the true biomechanical limits of your body.

This is one of my favorite videos that we’ve produced.  It’s the analysis video.   Enjoy all the trainers and thank you to Phil and Sarah for allowing us to film your sessions.  More videos to come.

Live Functional- Analysis Video

Enjoy our New YouTube Channel,

Chuck