Primal Patterns

As human beings there is a set criteria of movements we should (if physically able) look to include into our training regimens, strive to develop and become proficient at, these include:

Push
Pull
Squat
Lunge
Bend
Twist
Gait (walking stride/stride pattern)

If you are far more proficient at any one of these movements then you have a higher risk of developing muscular imbalances, which cause osteopathic (bone) stress, neuromuscular disturbance and basically increase your risk of injury!

Ensure you are functionally strong i.e. able to apply it to every day movements, or primeval movements such as the Neolithic man might have performed when hunting mammoth or sabre tooth tiger! Do this by incorporating exercises that include all of the above, because if you train in the same plane of motion every time (sagittal, frontal, transverse) then you’ll become one dimensional and less functional, so expect to incur a few injuries!

Original Source: Paul Chek, How to Eat, Move, and Be Healthy!

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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