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    New Article on Natural Movement and Functional Training

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    I just posted a new article on Natural Movement and Functional Training. Feedback appreciated!
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    Skimmed it for now. Looked good, I'll be reading it later.
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    Did you get a chance to check it out yet, Alex?

    (Also figured I'd bump this thread for the rest of you in case you missed it!)
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    Great article Al. I notice the same thing with my kids (that you mentioned with the father/son). I love the funtional movement (body weight workouts) idea, but I think ditching the oly bar is almost harder than ditching wheat.
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    Yup, it's a great article. And I'm now jealous of that kid, because I always fall backwards when I try to do that.
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    Al, yoru observation about the little boy picking up the ball with good form is interesting and something I have noticed. last spring I got a truck full of compost for our garden and let my 2 kids help me shovel it. I noticed that both my 5 yo daughter and 3 yo son woulduse perfect form bending, and shoveling and what not. Its really us deconditioning ourselves that leads to bad form in many things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty View Post
    Great article Al. I notice the same thing with my kids (that you mentioned with the father/son). I love the funtional movement (body weight workouts) idea, but I think ditching the oly bar is almost harder than ditching wheat.
    You don't have to ditch the bar! Like I said in the article, weighted squats, deadlifts and presses are all excellent, functional choices. Just make sure you get your pull-ups and push-ups in too!

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    Yup, it's a great article. And I'm now jealous of that kid, because I always fall backwards when I try to do that.
    Haha - thanks! That's my nephew by the way. He doesn't know it yet, but he's gonna be a beast in another few years.

    Quote Originally Posted by trapperjohnme View Post
    Al, yoru observation about the little boy picking up the ball with good form is interesting and something I have noticed. last spring I got a truck full of compost for our garden and let my 2 kids help me shovel it. I noticed that both my 5 yo daughter and 3 yo son woulduse perfect form bending, and shoveling and what not. Its really us deconditioning ourselves that leads to bad form in many things.
    Exactly!
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    That was a well written article, AL. You are preaching to the choir with me. For someone that has not thought of functional fitness, this is a great primer.

    Now, I work with endurance athletes, and getting them to drop the junk miles, and pick up a weight is impossible.

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    Thanks! Maybe you could share this article with some of your endurance athletes.
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    I fully agree with you on the kids having the right form and not thinking about it.

    When I am coaching a new athlete in running, I will take them to a local park and just have them sit and watch the kids run for a while, pointing out the ease in which they transition from walking to running and especially sprinting. Its a real eye opener.

    I just put a 50 foot rope up high in one of the heritage oaks at my parents house. We now have a grerat climbing rope. Talk about natural movement.

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