The hollow tube allows for more authentic movement simulating both athletic and common everyday movements.
How many times have you heard the story of someone putting their back out picking up a pen?! Silly but it's true, if our bodies stop doing the everyday movements, we are on a slippery slope to ill health and poor function.
Exercise Industry to blame!
Your body's ability to move through a range of motion with control is a key foundation in human health and if we don't keep working this mobility we will begin to lose it or injure ourselves trying.
3 Planes of Movement
If we lie on a bench and push a bar upwards from out chest we are only using one plane. If we move sideways (e.g. side lunge) again only using 1 plane. The most forgotten and yet the one humans are best at compared to any other species is rotation. We can throw (or swing a club) better than any other on the planet. Others have to lob when they throw.
When you put all 3 together we are now mimicking the human movement we were designed to use every day.
Our vestibular system is working to keep us balanced and the brain is processing a lot more information on how to keep us upright while completing a far more natural and whole movement.
Loaded movement = Real Life
Add in real like and you sudden;y see the lack of symmetry in every day activities. The angles and the loads are always changing and making us work from unusual places.
Have you ever picked up a child that didn't move while you were lifting or holding them?? Your body and brain have to be ready for the unpredictable nature of that movement.
Bring on the ViPr
If loaded movement sounds like something you need more of drop me a line at rich@F4L.co.nz or book in for a free 20 mins chat to see how I can help.