Playing With Movement: How to Explore the Many Dimensions of Physical Health and Performance by Todd Hargrove

Playing With Movement: How to Explore the Many Dimensions of Physical Health and Performance

Book title : Playing With Movement: How to Explore the Many Dimensions of Physical Health and Performance
By : Todd Hargrove
Category : Books,Guidebooks,Health & Medicine
Wordcount : 209
Rating : 4.7
Publisher : Better Movement; Illustrated edition (4 May 2019)
Language : English
Paperback : 254 pages
isbn13 : 978-0578502618
Dimensions : 17.78 x 1.47 x 25.4 cm
Best seller rank : 434,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) 103 in Weight Training (Books) 513 in Pain & Treatments 607 in Bodybuilding & Powerlifting
Salesrank : 434835

Playing with Movement is about solving “movement problems,” such as how to complete your first marathon, recover from back pain, put on more muscle, or improve agility on the soccer field. Play means moving in a way that is fun, exploratory, variable, and personally meaningful. The most capable movers – kids, animals, and athletes – develop skill and fitness through play, not “working out.” But the mainstream approach to sport training and physical therapy is all work no play. It is focused on movements that are boring, repetitive, planned, stressful, and intrinsically meaningless. This stems from viewing the body as a machine to be “fixed,” instead of an organic system that can evolve, grow, and learn. The arguments in this book are not based in romantic feel-good reasoning, but hard evidence drawn from diverse fields of study, including the sciences of play, complex systems, pain, motor control, exercise physiology, and psychology. They show that the best pathway to movement health is found not by tracking data or following algorithms, but through curious exploration of the physical world. If you want to take control of your movement health in a way that is fun, meaningful, and empowering, and learn some fascinating science on the way, this book is for you.

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