Using bodyweight to heal
This is the story of Mark – The Movement Athlete
Mark is a jack of all trades who was a gym rat in his twenties, until back issues forced him to rethink his fitness habits. If you can’t lift more than 15 lbs, weight lifting and traditional gym workouts just aren’t possible anymore.
“Calisthenics isn’t new to me, it’s where I started when I was 18. Now being 30, it’s where I begin again!”
Mark uses calisthenics, yoga and a specialized back-training program to rehabilitate his bad back, developing new skills as he goes. However, The Movement Athlete was how he managed to get started on a healthier path to fitness.
He now has a tool he uses for himself and his fitness clients
“I use [The Movement Athlete] program as a guideline for my personal training clients as well as for my own training!“
It changed his approach to fitness
“I have actually sworn off weight lifting!!”
3. It taught him the importance of stretching
“The older I get, the more I look forward to my after workout stretching (mostly yoga!) than the workout itself.”