The Movement Body

Many people wonder what kind of body
autoregulatory training generates.
Well, it produces the same kinds of bodies nature produces:
all kinds.

But there are some things that all
of these bodies will have in common.
Those commonalities can be attributed to a common training system:
The (Gym) Movement Protocol,
the world’s first fully Biofeedback Based Training System.

The Protocol takes the user through testing all aspects of the workout:

  • the test
  • the movement
  • the movement modifications
  • the implement
  • the load
  • the reps
  • the rest periods
  • the sets
  • the total workout duration

This leads to a personal record in any or all
of the following domains:

  • Intensity: load
  • Density: work per unit of time
  • Volume: total work

But how we achieve these PRs is by doing exercise
that well, doesn’t look like exercise.

All of our exercises are:

  • asymmetrical
  • lifted through a limited range of motion
  • either using faster rep speeds than most lifters
  • or using heavier weights through smaller ROM

To outsiders,
it looks like we’re doing things in bad form
and we’re not trying at all.
The outsiders are half right.

We are aiming at doing things effortlessly.
It is a key element to how we make perpetual progress.
Another element is that we shape our exercise after our bodies
and not our bodies after exercise.

But over time,
the kinds of exercises we do
from person to person
start to look very similar.

We are training towards more end ROM
and change of direction from there.
What kind of body does this produce?

We’re not the most muscular in the gym
but we probably have fairly thick, strong and reactive connective tissue.

We’re not the leanest in the gym
but probably can better utilize more forms of fuel
than those that are.

We are probably not the most anything in the gym
We are not the strongest, fastest, or more conditioned…
although is likely we are among the best at one particular thing.

In general,
we are stronger, faster more conditioned…
than we look.

But we are more than what we look like.
We are more.
More than before.
And you can be, too.

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