Life is Movement

In the last post, we discussed the importance of studying your athletic background, viewing yourself as an athlete and how this can affect your results in a training program.

No matter what your specific individual goals, a foundation of general athleticism and function must be developed and maintained to optimize your results.

One of the first steps you can take is making daily movement a priority.  This is about more than just going to the gym or playing your favorite sport, but a mindset and a lifestyle.

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A fun position to practice daily!

Our bodies are designed to move, but our modern lifestyle leaves most of us sedentary for extended periods of time.  Sitting in our desks, staring at the computer, stuck in the car, watching tv on the couch.

We can’t necessarily remove these things from our life, but we can focus on reducing the amount of time spent in these positions.  We can start making steps toward a more balanced and functional existence.

Get up and walk around when you feel that tightness in your body from sitting for an extended period of time.  If you prefer a more rigid schedule, set a reminder on your phone for 2-3 times per day to get up and move.

Do what feels good!  Even if it is just 5-10 minutes a day.  Go for a walk, jog or bike ride.  Perform basic stretches or yoga poses if you know any.  Do some pushups and sit-ups.  And of course, find a coach and surround yourself with like minded individuals!

The next posts will begin defining functional movements and we will give you some fun movements to work on!

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I saw this video years ago and it really captured the spirit of what we are trying to teach at PCF:

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