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Baby Crawling 101: The Berlin Files
This baby crawling program will keep you spry until the day you die!
Part 1: the Drills
Part 2: the Workout
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It's well-documented that by re-tracing early developmental movement patterns -- those of infants and babies -- a more natural posture and gait can be restored in adults.
Even beyond restoring mobility, performing a steady diet of crawling patterns can increase absolute strength as well as improve reflexive strength and coordination.
Most adult humans progressively stiffen, along the way accumulating postural deformities, such as forward head and kyphosis. Steve has found that by replaying the movements of early childhood you can rid yourself of these defects and regain youthful mobility.
The exercises in this series can be used as a warm-up, post-exercise session reset, or for an active-recovery day.
If performed with adequate intensity, these basic human movement patterns will hold their own as a strenuous workout -- and Steve and Eileen show you how!
With these simple, childlike movements, you can actually improve performance in sport activities or even other, more complex exercises. Many of Steve's clients have made significant progress in strength training exercises with which they'd previously struggled after a bout of these same baby training protocols, as well as meaningful increases in muscular work-capacity. Organically, the nervous system adapts to the new, basic human skill, improving general coordination and timing where there once was struggle.
During his travels, Steve uses these (and similar) protocols in lieu of getting on the jiu jitsu mat . Even after weeks of being off the mat, by practicing these simple movements, Steve can make a seamless transition back to the mat. Give it a try!
For 26-minutes, Steve and Eileen demonstrate the basic exercises, following the hierarchy of human development.
As a follow-up bonus, Steve offers a sample 12-min workout of how you can put a sequence together in any space, perhaps as small as your living room; and this workout is only one of dozens of possibilities.
This video program is for anyone who finds themselves stiffening up with age or attitude -- chronological or biological -- and wishes to improve their ability and pleasure in playing with children, pets, and simply getting up and down from the floor with ease.
Even if you're in pretty decent shape, and you want to add some crawling as an adjunct to your current sport, these movements have a preventative effect countering the aging process -- not in a superficial cosmetic way, but within the nervous system that resonates through the body and mind, and can be cultivated and expanded upon.
Who won't benefit?
The humorless, the too cool.
How to use this video series:
Use this program as a regular routine, that is, incorporate the relevant movements daily. You can further use this routine as a warm-up before strength training, or as a finisher following strength or conditioning work. Steve also suggests baby crawling protocols as a warm-up for sports, or a stand-alone conditioning workout -- especially effective as a complement to running or rope-skipping.
When done with adequate duration and intensity, this workout makes a fine replacement for conventional cardio activity -- especially if you don't care for cycling or running.
Steve Maxwell's Baby Crawling 101: The Berlin Files $14.95
Part 1: the Drills running time 27:52 size 1.7 GB
Part 2: the Workout running time 12:12 size 746.9 MB
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