Frank Forencich is an author, a trainer, and the creator of the Exuberant Animal method, a health-leadership group that focuses on natural human movement and functional strength. He's been tapped by companies like Mattel, General Electric, and Google to teach employees the importance of primal movement. Here, he shares five simple exercises that will help you become more connected with your body to improve basic function.
Sprint and Walk Back
Pick a hill – the more diverse the terrain, the better. Run up it hard, then walk down for recovery. Pretend you're running after prey or away from a predator. Repeat a dozen times or so, depending on distance and disposition. Jump over or duck under imaginary obstacles like a fallen tree, attacking animal, or overhanging brush to increase the firing speed of your nervous system.
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