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Backyard Natural Movement Workout with Dr. Phil Lombardo

What does a Natural Movement workout look like when you have limited time, space, equipment, and no gym to train in?

Here’s one creative example. This is a Natural Movement workout one of our MovNat Certified Trainers did recently in his back yard.

Even though Phil has a couple of well-equipped facilities to train in, he still enjoys the freedom that Natural Movement provides, allowing him to train anywhere, anytime.

All that you need to complete this workout is some space to move around, a place to jump up onto (e.g. rock, bench, stairs, etc.) and a place to hang from (e.g. tree branch, pull up bar, etc.).

Ground Movement Warmup

  • Side Bent Sit Reverses
  • Side Bent Sit Overhead Reaches
  • Bent Sit to Lateral Half Kneeling
  • Deep Knee Bend to Flexed Foot Kneeling
  • Tall Half Kneeling Reaches

Emphasis & Combo

Instructions: Practice each of these skills individually. Then combine them into a Combo Workout, performing them in a circuit fashion 3-5 times (i.e. one after the other with minimal or no rest), keeping your total training time under 20 minutes.

  • Vertical Jump
  • Single Leg Vertical Jump to Precision Landing
  • Forearm Pull Ups
  • Vertical Climbing
  • Power Tripod Get up
  • Trail Running

Note: The running can be incorporated into the combo rounds itself (e.g. short run at the end of each round). Or, you can simply go for a longer trail run at the end.

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Bio: Dr. Phil Lombardo is a Level 2 MovNat Certified Trainer who has extensive experience in the care of both sports injuries and general musculoskeletal injuries for patients of all ages. He is the Vice President and Clinic Manager of Paramus Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In 2007, Phil joined the top one percent of all Doctors of Physical Therapy in the country by becoming an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Sports (SCS). Dr. Lombardo has distinguished himself as a provider of choice in Sports Medicine, and is recognized by the National Federation of State High School Association as a Certified Coach specializing in Track and Field (NFHS). His expert knowledge as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) guarantees his patients the highest quality of care.

Phil says, “Becoming a Level 2 MovNat certified instructor, hosting the first-ever MovNat Elements Workshop in NJ and then becoming the first-ever licensed MovNat facility in NJ brings me great joy as I help people explore, learn and grow through their movement practice and journey.”

You can learn more about him at his website https://www.axiomfit.club, and on his Instagram accounts: Movement Philosophy, Paramus PT, and Axiom Fitness.

Next Steps

If you’d like to learn more and deepen your natural movement practice, consider attending the MovNat Level 1 Certification or a MovNat Workshop. We hold events all around the world. Or, find a MovNat Certified Trainer or Gym in your area. We also offer MovNat Online Coaching as an alternative to live instruction.

Most people know that they should be more physically active. Some even recognize the incredible value in a system like MovNat. But they struggle with actually implementing natural movement into their daily lives. That’s why we work closely with people from all walks of life to help them move better, get healthier and stronger, and discover their true potential with natural movement fitness. It’s also why we work extensively with health and fitness professionals who understand the value of this new paradigm and are eager to start implementing it with their clients.

So, if you’re ready to take your movement practice to the next level, this is your chance. Please join our community and check out an event near you soon.

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