August 12, 2016

The value of play part 3

This is part three of a three-part series on play.  In episode 136 we covered sports and in episode 137 we got into kids games.  In this episode, I want to go back even further to when we were babies and toddlers.

While you probably don't remember what it was like for yourself back then, I'm sure you've seen babies and toddlers.  But did you pay attention to the movements they were doing?

Being on the floor, crawling, squirming, standing and sitting.  These movements are primary for helping us build strength and balance and maintain mobility.  And the nature of children had us constantly working at a progression, getting stronger, faster, and more capable across multiple fitness modalities.

When was the last time you sat on the floor?

Just the practice of getting down and getting up are valuable movements.  I've developed a mini-course that I've opened up.  This Uncommon Exercises mini-course will help you go through some movements that are similar to what we did as kids.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

The value of play part 1

The value of play part 2

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