Fitness and Beyond

Is Any Physical Activity Better Than None?
Many people mistakenly believe that exercising regularly is sufficient to stay healthy and fit. The prevailing notion is that a fitness regimen comprising of “weights”, “cardio” and stretching addresses all of the body’s needs. Also, a flawed concept is widely accepted that any physical activity is better than none. These are common misconceptions that can lead to your body becoming dysfunctional in the long-term.

A typical training program does not provide a rate of progression resulting in little or no fitness improvements. Unfortunately, it is widely accepted that if one exercises consistently it will be sufficient to stay fit and lack of training results has no consequences.

It is commonly understood that keeping the body fit you must avoid the fitness plateau. However, by using a workout “routine” you might assume that you keep your body conditioned while you drive your body consistently into plateau. As a result, when a plateau is reached the physical and mental condition will level off and the body will start deteriorating. This means that the body has to be constantly and properly stimulated. What makes this problem challenging is that existing approaches such as cross-training and changing a daily workout all the time or periodically have not proven to be effective.

What You Want From Your Body And What Your Body Really Needs

It is commendable to set a goal of running 5K, completing a triathlon and or improve your overall fitness. However, you need to learn how the body is meant to move functionally to prevent injuries and boost your performance, rather than just exercising in a random and chaotic way.

The concept of the efficient movement is present in many training programs on the awareness level by focusing on the “correct” posture or “form”, training “hips”, “legs” or “arms” without a proper understanding of functional movement. For instance, conventional resistance training is intended to isolate specific muscle groups to build strength and it can make your dysfunctional. Functional strength training aims to develop muscle groups to function them together in a coordinated manner.

Connecting Fitness Activities with Daily Life

Functional movement training can help to connect your fitness activities with daily life. For example, you will be learning how to squat properly as you stand up and take a sit every day.

Also, if you make your body more functional you will develop connection between your body and mind. In turn, it will develop inner desire and vitality to exercise. Training functional movements not muscles will help you to understand how the body is supposed to function and it will improve your body awareness.

Connecting training with your daily life activities will help you stay healthy and avoid degeneration with age. For example, learning how to squat will help you completing daily tasks and avoid injuries. Also, improving your walking stride will make your body more functional to increase your speed and improve cardiovascular fitness.

On one hand, training and medical organizations are making a significant effort to improve health and fitness across all populations. On the other hand, the current concepts of active fitness and exercise methodology in the present form are failing short of keeping human body fit and healthy. Fitness and Beyond a new brand of fitness and offers a comprehensive approach by using the science of the human movement and functional anatomy to create effective fitness programs for keeping the human body functional, healthy and fit in the long-term.