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Sometimes we can get lost in the sauce of training and forget the classic exercises. Some may not even know where to start when building a workout/training program. So let’s take a gander at the 7 fundamental movement patterns that you should include in your workouts, a few variations and the main muscles they work.
The 7 Fundamental Movement Patterns.
Squat Squat Common Variations: Air (Bodyweight), Goblet, Front, Barbell Back, Zercher, Safety Bar, & Leg Press.Main Muscles Engaged: Quadriceps, Glutes, Hamstrings, Adductors, Spinal Erectors, Abdominals.
Hinge Hinge Common Variations: Barbell Deadlifts, Romanian Deadlift, Trap Bar, Kettlebell Swing, Good Morning, Back Extensions, Reverse Hypers.Main Muscles Engaged: Quadriceps, Glutes, Hamstrings, Spinal Erectors, Abdominals.
Locomotion Locomotion Common Variations: Running, Rowing, Cycling, Swimming, Sled Pulls, Ski Erg and more.Main Muscles Engaged: Will depend on the modality. Uses can be for Aerobic/Anaerobic conditioning,Work capacity & power/speed development.
These are the 7 Fundamental Movement Patterns you should be working through during your training week. If you want some assistance putting it all together, stop in and let’s get the pieces put together for you. Perhaps another blog could be on the way explaining how we can mesh all of these movements into our training.