The most fundamental quality of the human body is its capacity to move.
We lift and run, climb, crawl, jump and pull. Some flip around and walk on hands. In short, our ability to move is only limited by the patterns and skills we drill day to day.
That repetition is pivotal, because as we get more skilled at moving our bodies we also increase our overall capacity. To accomplish more work. To lift heavy things. And most importantly, to flow and transition effortlessly from pose to pose.
In fact, as Dr. Andy Galpin mentioned on Episode 197, this is why Gymnastics was a primary area of focus for early sports scientists. Before the barbell, they recognized that gaining mastery over one’s body was the first step in improving overall performance.
This lesson continues to echo in Crossfit gyms all around the globe today. If you want to reach your true potential as an athlete – as a human – then you must start by learning how to move yourself.
This week on Barbell Shrugged, we discuss the importance and beauty of human movement with Crossfit Gymnastics coach Nicole Zapoli, and all-around motion Jedi, Summer O’Black. I think it’s safe to say, this show will definitely motivate you to move better.
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