Provider: Evidence Based Fitness Academy
Type: Online Course
Included:
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.4 CECs

Discover the Roots of Fitness

Successful movement starts with stability—and stability starts with the feet. From squats to snatches to sprints, the feet are the roots of fitness, providing stability and explosiveness while driving fluidity. As the only contact point between the body and the ground, the feet play a critical role in the anticipation and reaction of all closed chain movements. Too often, though, health and fitness professionals fail to consider the feet when designing and delivering training programs. Movement from the Ground Up provides you with a new perspective on functional fitness that will allow you to improve training program design, identify and correct structural imbalances, and get better results for your clients.

Led by Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES—a Fellow in Functional Medicine and a global leader in barefoot education—this course explores the concepts of movement efficiency, foot-to-core stability and reflexive stabilization. You’ll learn to assess, train and understand movement from the ground up, and gain a new appreciation of the connection between feet and the rest of the body. Applicable to all health and fitness professionals, this course will prepare you to help your clients improve and perfect a range of movements, from squats to running time to functional balance.

You will learn:

  • To identify and understand the myofascial interconnection between the feet and core
  • To explore the concept of human locomotion—and how to utilize it as a powerful assessment tool
  • To review the concept of ground-up deceleration and how to optimize the demands of loading impact forces during dynamic movement

Reviews

GRAPHICS ARE NOT IN SYNC WITH THE AUDIO AND DOWNLOAD OF THE RECOMMENDED EXERCISES ARE IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE COARSE SITE. I DO THINK THE INFORMATION WAS GOOD AND PRESENTED WELL AS FAR AS THE AUDIO IS CONCERNED

A fantastic course for anyone in the fitness industry.

The course contains some very good information. It would look and sound more polished, however, with a few tweaks. The audio and Power Point visuals in module 1 do not mesh. In addition, the visuals would be more useful for the lessons in movement if they were presented as videos (not stills) -- like the spirals. A great additional graphic would be the path the energy travels from foot to core. Finally, the instructor has some verbal quirks, often repeated. One includes a click of the tongue and the word "SO..." Some people may find this annoying.