Sep 10 2022
005: Understanding functional movement as a pathway to freedom - What the modern fitness industry is getting wrong about functional fitness
Today we take a deep dive into functional fitness movement patterns, & why most training modalities today are approaching "functional training" from incorrect & sometimes dangerous angles. Griffin breaks down common misconceptions within the modern fitness industry, backed by certifications with ISSA, specializations in corrective exercise & yoga, Animal Flow Level 1, and XPT performance breathing. YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. With today's episode, Griffin shares tangible steps in how to optimize your training within the compartment of a week. If you are looking to shift your training, get started applying this baseline to optimize your movement as a functional human: 2x 45 minutes of Zone 2 training2x a movement you love doing2x strength/resistance training1x Zone 5 intervals make morning for mobility or myofascial release Want to go deeper on all things physical? Check Griffin's separate Move with Coombs Podcast or book a consultation with him. REFERENCES: Dr. Peter Attia's approach to longevityOne of a Kind FitnessFunctional Patterns Michael's Easter's "The Comfort Crisis"Christopher McDougall's "Born to Run" CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @moves_with_coombs Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centers around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, & natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline, & accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability, martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, & model, she specializes in fine art nude landscapes & applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalizing nakedness. You can currently find her learning to surf & skimboard in Ericeira, Portugal.