Episode 1A – Basic Movement Patterns for everyday exercises at home
Starting out in fitness can be overwhelming.
Others need regular variety, and many just want to be a bit more organised when they exercise. In any case, this is a good mini series to check out. This will help with your technique as well as provide some basic safety tips to consider. While the videos are a bit basic, the information is still relevant for exercise because it covers the basic movement patterns of humans.
Basic Movement Patterns
We all do Basic movement patterns (BMPs). No matter who you are – young, old, athlete, office worker, stay at home mum, coal miner, etc – you will benefit from understanding BMPs.
This episode mini series is split into the following categories:
- Upper body
- Lower body
- Core type
What’s in the categories?
- Lower body is squats and lunges.
- Upper body is push and pull (or row).
- Abs and Core is outer midsection (the “sixpack”, lower back, exterior obliques), inner midsection muscles units (transverse abs, diaphragm, multifidus, interior obliques) and bend movements which tend to focus around the mid torso (core, abs, lower back).
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1. Lower Body Basic Movement Patterns – Squat, Lunge
How to perform basic squat exercises
Here’s some pointers on how to perform the squat.
How to perform basic lunge exercises
Here’s some pointers on how to perform the lunge.
2. Upper Body Basic Movement Patterns – Push, Pull
How to perform push motion exercises
Here’s some pointers on how to perform the push motion.
How to do pull & row motion exercises
Here’s some pointers on how to perform the row and / or pull motion.
3. Abs and Core Body Basic Movement Patterns – Twist, Abs, Bend
How to do twist motion exercises
Here’s some pointers on how to perform the twist movement.
Effective Ab / Sixpack exercises
Here’s some pointers on how to perform effective abs and sixpack exercises.
How to do bend exercises at home
Here’s some pointers on how to perform the bend.
- Chek, P. (2009) How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!
- Myers, T. (2009) Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists (2nd Ed.). Churchill Livingstone
- Sherwood, L.(2004) Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (5th Ed.) Thomson, Brooks/Cole
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