A Snake wiggles, birds flap their wings sideways and fly, kangaroos hop and move, and dogs and other animals walk on 4’s – they are quadrupeds. All of them move in accordance to their biological characteristics, you will never see a dog move like humans on their 2’s or a bird move like a snake. Humans have a biological blueprint too, and that blueprint lies in their gait cycle which is walking, running and throwing mechanics.
Millions of years of evolution have shown that when we evolved as a species from being a quadrupedal to bipedal, our movement also evolved where walking, running and throwing became our core activities.
We are contralateral reciprocators which mean we move with opposite hands and legs moving together where our torso rotation propels us forward.
We have a Sling Pattern where the body’s anterior oblique slings and posterior oblique slings they coordinate for us to move in space. Your external, internal obliques and your adductors work together as anterior oblique slings and your gluteus maximus and latissimus dorsi work together as posterior oblique slings.
When you train in accordance to UR biological characteristics you move efficiently, you live a pain-free life just like the animals in the wild. They don’t warm up or stretch before they pounce on their prey; they directly go for a kill. Your length tension relationship in your musculoskeletal system will always be balanced as it is your biological connection.
Functional Patterns is the only system which has decoded the biological connections of your body. This concept is relatively new in India. Using this Biological blueprint of your gait cycle and throwing mechanics we have treated chronic scoliosis, ACL tears, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff and various other dysfunctions.
Training in accordance to your biological characteristics is the way to move in space, in a three dimensional world.
Dr Nikhil Lad, Human Biomechanics Specialist from Functional Patterns USA. You can call me on 9920552250 or get in touch via my Instagram handle – fp_nikhil_lad