Weightlifting

Straight Monkey (Primal Move)

The base of the wrist gently touches the ground. No slamming. Control the distribution of your weight by pulling the deep belly inwards. You have to flex your fingers, be strong and animalistic, and use your entire body to land softly after you propel forwards. Your wrist should not be hurting if it does, Read Here.

Once you move forward, swing your legs with bent knees and inner thighs touching, the tips of your sneakers should be outside your wrists and as even with your hands as possible. Overtime, this will seem less difficult.

You will increase your heart rate, hip flexibility, and FUN. You will smile inevitably doing this move and all the other moves from the PRIMAL SERIES.

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Prep: Single Leg Deadlift

In order to do a Single Leg Deadlift, you want to make sure that you can stand on one leg. This requires balance.

Balance is not a static thing. We lose it if we don’t use it.

This #preparation #movement allows you to play with how #perpendicular you can get your upper body (torso) with your lower body. Go slow, and as you become adjusted and comfortable, change and play with your speed.

Squeeze our shoulder blades together to make a flat back AND pull that belly button in.

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Care for Your Hip Flexors

The hip flexor is made of the Illiacus and Psoas, and the Iliospoas.
The anatomy here is very unique and makes stretching really difficult. Furthermore these two muscles comes from the backside of the body and connect to the front. What does that mean? This means that they can pull on the lower back with the force of the quads and bring the entire torso forward like a front seat of a car. If these muscles become tight and are also weak they can do real damage to a posture. So, when and if you have pain, before you go talk to someone about cortisone, or surgery, even an MRI, please meet with a professional that will show you how to create flexibility here.

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Weightless Routines

Q: Do you need to lift weights? A: No you do not need to life weights to build a routine.
Weightless routines challenge your strength, cardio, and endurance. There is natural resistance placed upon you by gravity so essentially we are never working without resistance, not even walking.

Weightless routines allow you the flexibility to move in unencumbered ways that handheld weights would hinder. You shouldn’t run or jump laterally (side to side) with weights, but without weights you can do this easily and change directions giving you a great opportunity to cross train agility, power, speed, footwork all in a cardiovascular exercise.

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