What is the difference between training and movement? Movement equals training, but training does not equal movement. Movement is every day. It is how you sit, stand, walk, play, work, etc. It is all encompassing. Training is defined as, “The action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behaviour.” Or “the undertaking of a course of exercise and diet in preparation for a sporting event.” Training forms only one part of the movement picture. We are all about training, but we are even more about movement.
We are built to move! That is it. Our brain is the control centre and its main function is to get us to move and do things. Thoughts, ideas, movements originate in our mind and we create action in our body based on these signals. It can be as simple as scratching your nose or as complex as playing a piano. We should have a huge varied movement capacity that allows us to do many things, be more resilient to injury, learn new skills, but we don’t. We, have lost our capacity to move. People get back pain from sitting for too long or get knee pain when they run because their hips are too tight. We have replaced function with aesthetics. We need to be mobile, strong and resilient. It has become about how you look not what you can do. In sports we still focus on movement, but only the movements of the sport. We want to make the individual a good rugby player. It’s not, make the individual a better mover (broad skill set) to make him a better rugby player (small skill set).This is a discussion for another day. Today I want to focus on the average person. The person whose focus is not sport.
This is about the everyday person. The person who works a job, or is studying, has a family, etc. Why do you train? 90% of the time the answer is an aesthetic reason. I want to lose fat or gain muscle, get lean for summer. Very few people will say they train to move better, to be able to be active when they older or to be able to do more activities. We are not about looks. We believe that form follows function.
It is pretty simple. Eat good, quality food. Work hard, train and move a lot and in different ways. Do this and your body will adapt to what you are doing, so that you can do it better. If you want to get bigger and/or stronger lift heavy things and eat more good quality food. If you want to be fitter aim to do more sets, reps or distance each time. You get the idea. We want people to be MORE CAPABLE HUMANS.
What we talk about is not 20min abs or quick fix fat loss. We are about movement! We want people to move and use their bodies. By doing this they will change their body. Taking care of your body goes with this, it’s eating healthy, it’s getting enough sleep, and it’s growing your mind and learning. It’s really simple… What you put in is what you get out! Put shit in, get shit out. If you work for 6 weeks to try and get abs that six pack is only going to last you six weeks.
We represent a way of life. A movement based lifestyle. We encompass a broad approach. We are represented by people of various background, from office workers, students, professional athletes, to teachers and coaches. We value hard work and growth. We put movement first, Specialization second and aesthetics after that.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to look good. I want to look good too, but it is about how you prioritise it. Nobody wants to look good but be fragile. Your body is there to do shit. So use it to do things! People let the prime of their life go by, doing things to look good. Get out there and do stuff, play a sport, interact with people. Go for a hike to experience nature and its beauty. Do a martial art to learn to defend yourself. Take part in a strongman competition, CrossFit or whatever. Do something that you enjoy, that inspires you.
Enso Movement Culture is about people. We are about helping people develop themselves, be it physically or mentally. If it’s to perform at a high level on sport or just to kick ass in everyday life. To quote the interview, “we are same same, but different”. We have different backgrounds, different goals, different perspectives, but we are all human. We all should live the best life we can, move as well as we can and for as long as we can.
Your body is the vehicle you use to experience this life. Shouldn’t you give yourself the best opportunity to experience it by getting your body into the best condition that it can be?
You have one life, you live it and then you die. So live it to the fullest. Having a healthy body and mind gives you an advantage. It is simple, but not easy. It takes work.