L.A.W. of Movement
1: "L"ocomotion: It's really just the ability to move from point A to point B in a way that's not necessarily bringing the heart-rate up to anaerobic levels. It includes moving parts of the body or the whole body to different points in space.
Two subsets of this law are mobility and stability. Those subsets are manifested in various forms of locomotion, like walking, jogging, climbing, crawling, basic stretching patterns, katas, postures, quadrapedal motions, etc. etc.
2: "A"mplitude: This is taking locomotion and adding an arc of force to the frequency.
Two subsets of amplitude are strength and power.
Strength is adding force in a controlled way. Think of walking while carrying 100 lbs. in each hand, sprinting, doing a slow deadlift, muscle up, or handstand pushup, or holding a static bodyweight strength move.
Power is combining strength and locomotion in an explosive way. Think of a backflip, aerial spinning handstand (airflare), or clapping planche pushups.
The stronger and more powerful the body becomes, the more advanced the movement patterns and explosivity can become...those are the skills!
3: "W"ill: A person can have the body, but they also have to develop their mind...their will-power...to not only maintain a skeleton capable of getting out of bed each day (locomotion) but also to develop it into a machine capable of it's maximal potential (strength, power, and skill). Two subsets of this comprise a spectrum... ...those who don't do anything because of whatever fill-in-the-______ they CHOOSE. ...and those who take things to levels that are unsustainable.
Within that spectrum is a curve, with mediocre on the side towards doing nothing... ...and the systematic, disciplined reach towards excellence that's undertaken on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis to continue progress which becomes a part of who we are and who we're designed to become.
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