Volume II: Building on the Basics
How 3-D Workout, vol. II, builds on the Basics of vol. I
The overall and ultimate purpose of 3-D WORKOUT™ is to improve the way you move your body as a whole. Everyone benefits whether by improving musculoskeletal patterns and posture, to working with coordination and balance. ‘Make sure your body is moving well before you load it‘ is really the idea behind 3-D WORKOUT™. Rather than trying to target an individual muscle or focusing on lifting heavy weights, 3-D WORKOUT™ focuses on moving and coordinating your whole body in all three dimensions in space. By moving well, the client prevents and eliminates injuries. The result is improved movement patterns, better spatial awareness and a reliable body that can balance and coordinate itself with improved posture.
The two levels of 3-D WORKOUT sequences complement each other and should be used in alternation or in combination. Level I is not “better than” Level II even though the greater complexity of the latter is appealing to some. However, attempting the standing Level II sequences without the weight shift and level change skills established in Level I, will mean the student is unwittingly missing crucial material on which successful Level II exercises and all bipedal function depends. That said, the essence of 3-D Body Integration never changes; most people can adequately learn to roll around on the floor. The 3-D Stretching sequences contribute to enhanced range of motion and over-all flexibility. 3-D Resistance Training builds on the mover’s weight shift and level change skills to support additional strength and coordination of whole-body movement.
With 3-D WORKOUT practice your client learns to activate and mobilize the fascial matrix for elasticity and resilience while moving through the kinesphere on two feet. He/she strives to shift weight and change levels effortlessly and efficiently. Support from the lower body, frees the upper body for its full range of movement and access to space. Clients also learn to take support from the breath, space and the surface so that their movement is less strained and more integrated. The process of systematically using the body in space makes 3-D WORKOUT unique in fitness systems. Daily and sport activities are enhanced because the motoric template in the CNS has been expanded and refined. The totality of the workout, used regularly, makes everything we do easier, lighter, more efficient and safer.