I love getting feedback from EFI readers.
It is incredible the amazing people that read EFI and the challenges people have but they keep going.
Just like Steve.
This sounds so wonderful. How does one apply all this, except the weight loss, to someone that has spinal cord injuries, three back surgeries, nerve damage, trouble with walking & balance?
I workout in my home gym at least four times per week including cardio on the treadmill and stationary bike. I have found that most trainers and PT do not have a clue on what I should do, and ask a doctor you might as well talk to a board.
Is the Tyler & Sylvia program only for the able body? If they can help my situation I would be so grateful. I know I will never be as I was, just a little improvement would be so much appreciated.
I am so empathetic to your situation Steve 🙁
As someone who has suffered from 2 acute knee injuries, I know what you mean when you say that doctors are about as useless as a hot tub in the Sahara.
So in order to help you out, I wanted to let you know the inner workings as to how we created this system and how you and people with injuries can use better movement techniques to reduce your aches, pains and chances of exacerbating your injury further.
First of all the co-creator of the program is a Pilates expert who brought a very unique angle on core stability to the program. In fact many of the sequences contained in the Bodyweight Flow System focus on the ability to stabilize your core in unique positions rather then staying within the box of traditional rehab exercises like the plank.
We also applied a progressive movement concept while filming these videos which is why we have 3 different levels for you to choose from. These Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sequences piggyback on each other so you not only improve your stability, control and movement capacity but also your movement complexity.
This is extremely important for people who suffer from injuries because they need to develop a better sense of control around common movements to reduce the risk of future injuries.
Although the sequences contained in the Bodyweight Flow System do help to increase oxygen uptake during exercise, which aids in the accelerated burning of fat. The true value of spending time each day practicing movement extends well beyond simply increased fat burn.
The reality is, improving movement is the only tool you have when faced with injuries. Let me explain…
Since I have had multiple knee injuries, there is no way I can squat, lunge, walk or run incorrectly without noticing an immediate impact on the feel and integrity of my joint. If something slips even slightly out of alignment, I am instantly and painfully reminded that I am moving poorly.
It is for this reason I encourage people with injuries to view them as a guru living inside of you, constantly teaching you, rather than a curse you have no control over. And the tool you are given from this guru is instant feedback as to whether you are doing something right or wrong.
As in the case of a back injury, recurring pain is likely associated with misalignment of your structure or inability to stabilize through a given movement. This doesn’t mean it is forever impossible to perform “functional” movement but rather means that you cannot perform functional movements incorrectly.
By taking the time to slowly practice specific movement sequences you will develop a deep relationship with your body and the injuries you’ve sustained. From my experience this enlightened relationship with your movement can only do good things provided you listen to the guru whisper when you are performing movements improperly.
The bottom line is this…
Injuries happen… Sometimes acutely where you have little or no control or sometimes from chronic imbalances fostered in your body. The ONLY way to overcome these injuries is to develop a deep relationship with your ability to properly control your body. Improving movement is the underlying “magic” behind The Bodyweight Flow System.