If you find yourself becoming comfortable in your current gym routine, mixing it up could be the best way to get the most out of your body’s capabilities. Machine repetitions are easy enough. After a while, these can become extremely tedious. You may even feel as if you are just doing the same workout each time you go to a gym. But, if you choose to adopt a natural movement-orientated workout, each exercise session will feel different. Think about it: you will challenge yourself against the environment in front of you.
Here are the 4 core reasons why you’ll get more out of natural movement workouts than machine repetitions.
4 WAYS NATURAL MOVEMENT WORKOUTS ARE BETTER THAN MACHINE REPETITIONS
1. The ability to adapt
Undertaking the same training routines in the same environments can cause limitations to your capability — not to mention injuries. Think about it: when your workout does not take natural movement into consideration, you’ll end up overusing the same muscles over and over. By varying your movement patterns to different spaces and environments (i.e. the trees, walls and structures), you add a sense of freedom to your exercise. Nature plays a crucial role in EVO’s philosophy. We embrace outdoor training and inside EVO clubs we offer unique functional training, aiming to improve natural human movement and to enhance your day to day performance.
2. No set days
With machine repetitions, you tend to choose a muscle set to work and focus your efforts into strengthening these areas. Pushing yourself through repetition after repetition on the same machine may help build that specific muscle-up, but you aren’t giving your body the overall workout that it needs. With natural movements, there isn’t a leg day or an arm day – every day is an all-around body workout. Having to push your entire body through a workout can be hard at first, but the challenge will be something you thrive on as you become more accustomed to natural workouts.
3. Solving unique problems
When you’re undertaking natural movement exercises, the challenge should be to solve problems only you have. Shifting your workouts to make you think more technically will increase the difficulty of your exercises. You will be training your body through skilful and purposeful movements, the natural way. Going to a regular gym and doing machine based repetition requires no ingenuity from the user, as the exercises are straightforward and offer an easy routine to complete.
4. Task orientation
Most people go to the gym to improve body strength by using the machinery to complete a repetition-based workout. Natural movement training works on improving your daily movements for day to day tasks. It is designed to work on stability, manipulation and locomotion, three components that machine repetitions can’t cover the same way. Natural movement training improves your overall well-being.
For exercise enthusiasts who want to push themselves, a natural movement-based exercise plan will offer them a more rewarding challenge than traditional machine-based plans. Repetition will quickly become obsolete. Natural movement training creates unique and technical problems for their bodies to solve and makes their muscles work harder.