The Right Way To Build Fitness: The LVB-FIT Way
We build wide foundations, and tall walls, for higher ceilings of performance.
Our programming is based on building the most important components of the performance cube: the foundation and the frame. Even our group LVB-FIT classes are programmed around these two components.
A typical class contains three sections: a primer, triplet training, and a circuit.
More Details About the Foundation, and the Frame.
The right way to build fitness is to begin by laying down a wide foundation. At LVB-FIT your foundation for fitness consists of the 5 C's: core, carry, climb, crawl, and condition. The more you develop your 5 C's, the wider your foundation. When we're younger our lifestyle naturally defaults into building this foundation. But when's the last time you played on a jungle gym, or chased your friends around the neighborhood for a few hours? That's why a recent gymnast can excel so much faster than the rest of their peer group whenever they start a new sport. They've spent the first 10 years of their life building that wide foundation, and they're ready to put up tall walls. The wider the foundation, the taller you can build those walls without any risk of your frame falling down.
The four walls of fitness consist of: push, pull, level change, and rotation. These walls represent the fundamental components of all skill specific movements. Developing these movements is what builds tall walls, and tall walls will elevate your ceiling for performance to new heights.
Your ceiling is reserved for skill specific tasks. For a weightlifter it's the snatch, and clean and jerk. For a runner it's running the actual race. Developing your technical abilities for the sport you partake in is very important, but it shouldn't be the priority for anyone who hasn't devoted the time to building their foundation and walls. Focusing to much on your skills is what leads to injury.
John Giacalone is owner and head coach of LVB. He is also co-owner of Mobility-Doc where he routinely rehabilitates injured athletes.