Being able to negotiate the world around us shouldn’t be taken for granted, despite living in an apparently safe, manufactured world scape.
Having the skills and aptitude to jump over something or out the way of something, skip, catch yourself if you trip, balance over partially submerged kerbstone during a rain storm – are all just a few examples of physical aptitudes we may encounter.
More to the point, my point here, it is incredibly rewarding, fun and a bit challenging to train for just such events, whether they are made up scenarios or practice for actual routine events.
I like to take myself off into the bush every now and again. Weekly if I can. Far from a walk in a park, a bush walk can throw an abundance of physical challenges apart from just walking.
Often times there’s a short climb up a rock face, a balance walk over a log laid over a creek, slippy trip hazard tree roots popping up when least expected.
Now, even if you never take yourself off on a bush walk, moving your body the way it is designed IS a daily or at least a weekly preoccupation. Got kids? Grandkids? A garden?
All these have a side of physicality that you can prepare yourself for. Is it not better to be prepared rather than at the mercy of inability?
Here’s just a short video example of:
- practicing landing after a jump or a trip
- crawling for when you have to get down low
Just three activities to demonstrate how real world agility and strength can be really quite different to most gym exercises.
Got questions? Fancy trying a natural movement training session?
Sure, get in touch – I won’t bite 🙂