From The Ground Up

From the Ground Up – Part 12 – Balancing Progressions

In the last video of our "From the Ground Up" series, we expand upon strategies for improving the skill of balancing. By understanding the concept of VIC, you'll be able to plan intelligently for progress in any pattern and move better than you thought possible - all thanks to your body's innate ability to ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 11 – Depth Jump

In Video 6, we learned how to land properly into a depth jump. But once baseline competence is displayed in jumping techniques, what's next? At MovNat, we don't believe any movement skills can be truly mastered without progressing toward complex, real world environments. In this video, we show you how to use training variables - what ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 10 – Tripod Vault

The Natural Movement found in Video 10 of "From the Ground Up" is one that will change your perception of the world. In our modern lives, a set of stairs are probably the most daunting obstacle we're likely to encounter. Our paths are engineered for low resistance so we can focus on getting to and ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 9 – Balancing Reverse

In part 3 of "From the Ground Up" we went over reclaiming the skill of balance in an approachable, progressive method. Today, we're going to challenge your balance by adding another practical skill: reversing. Reversing is the ability to turn around while balancing on an object. In this video, we'll walk you through ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 8 – Lapping Waist Carry

So far we've introduced you to many of the fundamental domains of MovNat®: ground movements, crawling, balancing, lifting, climbing, and jumping. So what's missing? Well, a quite a bit actually. But, of course, we save all the juicy stuff for our workshops and certifications.... --- Lets talk about carrying. You know, the movement pattern that ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 7 – Swing Up

Still think pull-ups are the most "functional" climbing movement? In MovNat, we develop practical, skillful natural movement patterns: measured in both effectiveness and efficiency. A pull-up, for example, demonstrates upper body strength, but through the MovNat lens we see this drill as merely an isolated component of a variety of climbing techniques. In other words, if your goals include increasing movement skill ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 6 – Depth Jump

Did you practice the hanging foot pinch from last week? Good :] Then you've probably already done a version of the movement we are going to break down and refine today: the Depth Jump (you had to land on your feet after climbing, right?). But, did you land skillfully? Jumping has a very "youthful" stigma ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 5 – Hanging Foot Pinch

The time to leave the ground has finally arrived. We've rocked, rolled, crawled, balanced, and lifted on the ground. We've finally earned our stability "wings," so its time to keep progressing. Onward and upward. In this video, we'll be working a total beginner through fundamental climbing progressions. As you'll soon discover, climbing is a ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 4 – Hip Hinge

In the next part of our "From the Ground Up" video series, we'll be working on a lifting progression. At MovNat®, we're keen on developing and maintaining an equalized natural movement skill set and fitness level...something few humans have in a world that rewards specialization. With that philosophical nugget in mind, it's essential to ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 3 – Balancing

Balance. It's something we all strive for, yet forget to actually practice. In nature, a "balanced" body and mind aren't luxuries; they're prerequisites. And while balancing may not be the go-to movement for building a trophy "beach body," it's vastly underrated for it's ability to sharpen the function of the whole. We'd argue your proprioceptive, ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 2 – Crawling

Crawling. Arguably, it's the best all-in-one builder of skillful Natural Movement®.   In order to crawl efficiently you need to have all of the following in check: Upper body strength and stamina. "Core" and scapular stability. Hip and shoulder mobility. Coordination and awareness. Conditioning. But "crawling" isn't just one movement-its ... Read more ›

From the Ground Up – Part 1 – Ground Movements

What is MovNat®/Natural Movement® and what are the benefits? It's a question we get all the time. Mostly likely you already know the spirit of MovNat® is reconnecting to our true nature through movement. But what exactly does a Natural Movement® based fitness system look like and what benefits does it have for the average person who ... Read more ›

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