Move Well. Move Often.
Training should be simple, convenient and reliable, but in a modern industrialized and digital age, fast culture is negatively impacting our physical health.
Training and working out should be simple, convenient and reliable, right? That’s the way we see it at EVO – training that makes sense. However, in the modern industrialized and digital age, fast culture has become a problem. We want quick results, quick solutions, quick fixes. In the fitness industry, this often translates into exercising more, for longer, or at higher intensities.
There’s no question that as a nation, we need to move more often than we do. Moving for 1hr 3-4 times a week (your workouts) is proving simply to not be enough, when the other 23 hours of the day are largely sedentary. This has become the driver for moving more. But we don’t have time to move often (remember fast culture?) – so we engage in higher intensity training. It’s not surprising that high intensity training is so popular. Clever marketing has raided it to cult status – if you’re not doing high intensity training nowadays, you are not really working out. It is closely tied to weight loss and rapid fitness gains, and while this may be true, there is a cost – namely, most people are not physically prepared to sustain this type of training.
This is why we developed EVOmove. It’s a system that first focuses on movement Competency. This is achieved via the EVO7 – squatting, stepping, bending, pushing, pulling, twisting and locomotion. Master these first with skill and purpose. Then you can focus on Capacity – building strength, speed, power, endurance, flexibility, agility, balance and coordination. Move well, then move often. Unfortunately, most of us do it the wrong way around. We focus on capacity, with little regard for competency. We may look good, but we feel terrible.
EVOmove is an elegant and sustainable solution. Our workouts focus on movement and performance, but never sacrifice movement competence for capacity. If you want to do box jumps at high intensity, you need to have optimal deep squat mechanics – this tells us your ankles, knees, hips and spine have the required mobility to reduce your risk of injury. The EVOmove training system also promotes bodyweight training, cable training and free weights – all of which further enhance joint health through reflex stabilisation. When your joints can stabilise quickly and automatically during any movement, you will enjoy freedom of movement and increased resilience to higher training volumes and higher intensities.
Move well. Move often