Our Fitness Philosophy
The Science Behind Our Workouts
Kinesis Konnection has adopted and implemented this fitness philosophy for a results driven approach to health and fitness. Through observation of the current state of the human body, we have formulated this approach to fitness and fitness philosophy to increase the longevity of healthy movement through life. The focus on form first is crucial, you must listen to the body, watch the body, and only advance in your exercises and workouts as your body is ready. This will not only prevent injury it will also help your bodies alignment and decrease joint pain, increase endurance, and mobility!
Here are the 4 aspects of the our Fitness Philosophy:
-Lift through 2 or more joints at a time.
-Always work from your Glutes and never compromise form
-Don’t change your workout too often
-Lift Heavy and intensely and always make it challenging, push yourself everyday
MOVE THROUGH MULTIPLE JOINTS
The movement of the human body is the most important aspect of training. Primarily, because this is the way our body moves in life while performing physical activity. Our bodies have prime moving muscles, and muscles that assist these prime movers. Typically, training through multiple joints at once will target these prime movers to work as they were meant to work, as well as hitting the assisting muscles. Utilizing the bigger prime moving muscles will have additional benefits to training as well. Bigger muscles require more energy, leading to more energy output during a training session. This can be very beneficial for fat loss. And depending on the intensity level, could improve cardiovascular function. To summarize, as a general rule, always move through multiple joints at the same time. When training from the waist up, stick to exercise that require you to push or pull through the shoulder joints and the elbow joints. When training from the waist down, keep your feet on the ground or in an anchored position. Move through your hips first and let your knee and ankle joints assist in the process.
WORK FROM YOUR GLUTES FIRST AND NEVER COMPROMISE FORM
Your glutes should be the first thing you are thinking about. Ask yourself what my glutes and hips doing throughout the exercise. Are they moving through a certain range of motion, or are they static while other joints are moving around them. Your hips are arguably the most important joints you have in your body. The main reason for saying this is because muscles from the shoulder joints and the knee joints attach on the pelvis. Muscles from above and below the hips all meet here. Therefore, if the hip joints are not working correctly (tilted forward, backward, or left or right), this will in turn affect the muscles attaching to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle joints because everything in our body is connected from joint to joint similar to a chain. The glutes are also one of the largest and most powerful muscles in the human body. As humans we use them in almost every aspect of motion on a daily basis. So it’s safe to say that keeping them in good working order is important. This is also a big reason why thinking about glutes first before preforming any exercise in the gym makes perfect sense. Depending on what exercise is being done, the glutes will have a specific purpose during that exercise. This will help to provide a stable base for your body and allow to more efficiently engage the core muscles throughout the range of motion.
DON’T CHANGE YOUR WORKOUTS TOO OFTEN
Your body reacts to the stress that is applied to it. Too much stress can lead to injury, however, a little can change your body and make gains. Your body needs time to react to a new stimulus and make that change. If you are constantly only doing random exercises in random order then your body will interpret this as a stimulus that it will not see often.
So why prepare for the next time this stimulus comes up again. Small changes will of course occur but if you want to change or train your body to act a certain way, your body needs to get used to training that way. Now, that being said, there is a place for a random types of workouts. They are great for burning calories and getting off the couch and moving. They are also great for getting your body to move in ways that it may not be used to. And if we can stick to moving through multiple joints at once then they are great for improving metabolism as well. I also want to point out that when I say “don’t change your workouts too often”, I am primarily talking about the types of movements you are doing. Changing the frequency or load within the workout is fine. And changing these types of things can be done when you feel your body is ready. How will you know when you are ready? Because when you train you should also be thinking of this next topic.
TRAIN HEAVY AND INTENSELY
Heavy lifting is all about perspective. What is heavy to somebody may not be for somebody else. As long as you are moving through the correct muscles with the correct form, lift as heavy and intensely as you can without compromising these two important things. This also depends on what kind of movement you are performing. If you are on an unstable surface, then you won’t be able to lift as heavy as you would if you were on a stable one. It doesn’t matter, lift as heavy and intensely as you can given the environment you are in and the movement you are preforming. Your body will be forced to adapt to these heavy loads and change. As long as what you are doing feels like a challenge to you, that’s where the change happens.
So push yourself every day, in everything that you do, and watch your life transform into a better version of you!
It’s all in the hips!
Call for your free postural analysis and movement screen: 602-840-0201