Why Movement Inspiration

The first regular content to debut on Evolve Move Play has been the movement inspiration blogs, but that is not all that will be hosted here.

In the future you will see in depth articles on the method, video tutorials, and basic programming templates to start a practice.

The reason to start with the movement inspirations was because it is the simplest place to start, with the biggest impact.

The fitness/”movement” world is awash with work outs of the day and basic programs to build this or that tool or this or that movement but little in the way of a guide on how to truly learn to play with your body and its abilities. So these movement inspiration blogs aim to help fill that hole.

They do have limitations though, they are primarily aimed at people who already have a movement practice they are on the play side of the practice to play spectrum and if you haven’t already developed an instrument some notes, chords and scales to your practice these short blogs may not help to much.

For those that do have some tools to bring to the table the goal with the movement inspirations is to add them into your training when possible, if the movement inspiration of the day calls for swimming and your stuck in a crossfit gym all day catch up on the swimming the next time you can. There is no exact set time for any of the inspirations but a good balance to shoot for is an even split between prescribed work and open ended play.

For example a three hour session might include twenty minutes of activations, joint mobility and joint prep, twenty minutes devoted to five thirty meter sprints with three minutes rest, twenty minutes for repetitions of basic grappling throws, and thirty minutes for review and refining of some recently discovered locomotion/parkour routes. The other hour and half would be open ended exploratory training, you can have some vague agendas with in that training like do some long routes, do some open sparring, climb trees but the specific’s of volume intensity and balance between other elements of the training are left open and autoregulated based on how the body feels that day, and what is discovered.

For many from more rote training backgrounds leaving fifty percent of your training open ended maybe overwhelming at first. Devoting just twenty minutes a training day to open play should be doable for most people and have huge benefits. Start there and add more play to your practice until you find a balance that suits you.

Look for basic programming templates for beginning a playful full spectrum movement practice soon.

Keep your eyes peeled lots of interesting stuff in development.

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