The Science of Revinmo
Dr. Edythe Heus has designed a break-through conditioning program for everyone, combining safe and powerful exercises with an anti-inflammatory nutrition plan to build strength, speed, power and flexibility without weakening the body. The end result being total balanced fitness.
The Neuromuscular Connection
When we think of movement, muscles come to mind. However, it takes more than just muscle to create movement in our daily life and sports. Yet many people train their muscles without regard to the system that signals it to move. Anyone who wants to be on the path of true fitness must accept the fact that nervous system training is essential. There are three aspects of nervous system function that can be improved: processing more information, processing more information faster or processing more information faster to and from the brain. In order to make these improvements, the nervous system must gather information about body posture, position, movement, tension and changes in equilibrium, to name a few. When the nervous system is trained properly, more sensory nerves, including proprioceptors (sensory nerves responsible for collecting the information of your body’s awareness in time and space), are engaged.
The Role of the Feet
There is no way around the neuromuscular connection: without your nervous system working well, your muscles won’t. Revolution in Motion engages the whole body when compared to other exercises that have a tendency to isolate muscle groups and promotes little brain stimulation. The exercises are usually accomplished without shoes, as a large portion of our brain is dedicated to the feet. How important are our feet? The human foot and ankle contains 26 bones, 33 joint, 107 ligaments and 16 muscles. When we walk, our toes carry ½ of our body weight. Foot exercises allow us to stimulate this part of our brain, which is usually overlooked. Revolution in Motion utilizes various unstable surfaces in its program in order to fire our nervous systems, in the sense that the brain is built for novelty and hungers for positive stimuli. This helps us to remain focused as well as develop muscles that have been neglected over the years.
The Four Essential Elements of Fitness
Revolution in Motion focuses on four essential elements of fitness: instability, multiple planes, reversing, and resistance. Instead of doing your exercises sitting on a chair, lying on a bench or standing, you stand on a wobbling disk or slant board. The best way to create the element of instability is to exercise on a surface that continuously throws your body off balance. Instead of lifting a dumbbell in front or to the side or back working only three planes of the muscle, you move the weights in circles, diagonals and at varied angles or a combination of any of them, increasing the number of planes. Working out through multiple planes causes the body to create a greater range of motion, and many more muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints are called upon to complete these movements, improving the body’s efficiency. Instead of moving a heavy weight in one direction and then another, you use lighter weights, allowing for faster movement. The key to resistance training with Revolution in Motion is not necessarily how much weight is used, but how the weight is used. The best way to use weights is not by themselves, but in combination with elements of instability, multiple planes and reversing.
Revolution in Motion’s practical and useful movements train the brain to perform at maximum efficiency. These movements are designed to naturally guide each person to develop their own optimal body, both aesthetically and functionally. However, this is only one piece of the puzzle when trying to attain maximum fitness. What we eat and how often we eat is very important. Incorporating a proper diet alongside Revolution in Motion training will lead to results you never thought possible.