“Why Proper Movement is So Important”
Jake Sterny

It’s 3:00 pm and you’ve spent all morning at the furniture store picking out the perfect dresser for your bedroom. Something not too big or wide but with just enough storage to fit most of your belongings. After finally deciding on the one that you want, you head to the register and lay down a large amount of money committing you to your decision for bedroom furniture (hopefully this pays off and looks nice in my space). After you get home and lug the massive box into your bedroom, you begin to rip it apart and remove all of the pieces that make up the body of your dresser one by one.

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As you organize the pieces you notice something peculiar. The directions are missing. How are you supposed to put this dresser together with no directions?

You start to look at pieces and try to decide if you really need the directions. The thought of YouTube crosses your mind, but, how do you know if the person is assembling the same product? How do you know if they are even doing it correctly? It might look right and you might construct something, but, will it stay. Will the dresser hold together?

This is one way to think about why proper movement is so important.

Your body is the dresser. Granted you are given your body and really have no choice in the matter on your DNA or genetic physical make up, you spend your life selecting what you want it to look like. I want my hair cut this way, I want my clothes to look like this or I want it to be able to function like that.

“The purchase you make is some investment in your body or its health. Be it a gym membership, healthy food or even a set of weights, you are investing money in making your body look the way you want it to or function how you believe it should.”

Lastly the directions, or the lack thereof, are exactly that, directions. Simply put a way of using what you’ve invested in such a way in order to create the function you believe your body should have(i.e. a completed dresser).

How does this relate to proper movement being important? YouTube videos are fine and can even be a wonderfully massive resource on how to get your body to achieve the function you desire it to(exercises, stretches, etc.). Articles are fine as well and I encourage you to read as many credible ones as you can. But, how do you know if what you are researching as a means to take full advantage of your investment will work or is even correct? Your time might be wasted using the information you’ve researched incorrectly thus slowing your progress toward completing your desired product(body/dresser).

Proper movement, taught by those who understand proper movement(directions) by virtue of their training, degrees and certifications is the easiest way to achieve the end result or product you have selected. It bodes massively for the investment you put forth, gives it value. Proper movement, taught by those who understand it allows you to function more efficiently, move more efficiently and achieve what you so desire (that beautiful dresser you picked out) in a much shorter time frame, then had you have been doing it by yourself. Proper movement is exactly that, proper, and squandering your time and investment on anything less will increase the amount of time until you reach the end product you’ve been working so hard for. Improper movement may even compromise what you’ve built.

“Proper movement, taught by those who understand proper movement(directions) by virtue of their training, degrees and certifications is the easiest way to achieve the end result or product you have selected.”

So, take your time. Find someone who knows proper movement inside and out. No one likes spending 3 hours working on something they’ve invested in when they realize it could have been done more efficiently and in half that time with the proper help. Build your dresser with the right directions.

Coach Jake