From the Ground Up: Strengthen Your Foundation and Build Better Movement


In my last article, Beyond Strength: How to Incorporate Natural Movements In Your Strength Routine I talked about natural movement and shared different get-up variations that you can be added to your current strength training routine. Today I want to take a step back and play with different natural movements that you can do while on the ground.

What are the benefits of getting down with ground movements?

Ground movements promote both mobility and stability in the body. The practical value of ground movements is found in building ease and comfort in basic seated positions, kneeling, and get-up variations that you may find yourself in on a daily basis, whether you’re the mother of young children, someone with a physically demanding occupation, or simply an active individual. Ground movements include variations of rolling, rocking, crawling, kneeling and sitting. Here are some examples:

Foot Hand Crawl: