Primal movements

Work your whole body, cave man style!

Nature intended us to exercise our whole body and our cavemen ancestors did exactly that! These days however, we live a comparatively sedentary lifestyle and choose particular types of exercise to keep fit. Unfortunately though, the runner who only runs and the cyclist who only cycles doesn’t achieve overall strength and fitness.

Our bodies are amazingly complex and focusing on one muscle group when exercising is not sufficient to develop a long term healthy, functioning body.

By changing our focus and working on movement patterns we can start to achieve long lasting, functional strength and reduce the risk of injury.

Seven primal movements have been identified: gait, push, pull, rotation, squat, lunge and bend to extend. These movement patterns should be included in all training programmes. If you would like more / different examples or advice on technique, please ask a member of the team