Conditioning: Integrated Conditioning (IC)

  1. Structural Fitness (i.e. structural or postural physical intelligence, flexibility, mobility & conditioning small muscles out of gravity)
  2. Structural Performance (i.e. structural postural movement physical intelligence, flexibility, mobility, pliability & conditioning small & large muscles out of gravity, & learning how to meet the body’s inertia)
  3. Performance Conditioning (i.e. performance physical intelligence involving speed, strength, power, pliability, conditioning small & large muscles in gravity, learning how to overcome the body’s inertia)

Integrated Conditioning (IC ) is an intelligently designed conditioning grounded in:

  • Bio-mechanics
  • Neurology & Proprioception (i.e. sensory input & output)
  • Fascial anatomy
  • Built around certain fundamental conditioning principles
  • Basic Foundational Movement Patterns (BFMP)

There are hundreds of different exercises, but they are all derivatives of Basic Foundational Movement Patterns (BFMP), which Integrated Conditioning (IC) tries to [Re]-Establish:

  • Squatting 
  • Hip Hinging
  • Vertical & Horizontal Pulling
  • Vertical & Horizontal Pressing
  • Rotational Movements (lying, kneeling, standing, lunging)
  • Gait (i.e. Walking, Lunging, Jogging, Running, Sprinting)

These Basic Foundational Movement Patterns (BFMP) are the backbone of a sound conditioning program, & the optimization of these movement patterns will:

  • Enhance overall performance
  • Optimize Neuro-Muscular Function
  • Build Strength & Tension in the correct areas of your body

which is the key to unlocking athletic potential & to the optimization of the various conditioning elements (i.e. speed, strength, mobility, power, endurance etc…)

For non-athletes, this will mean the ability to perform activities, in both sport & lifestyle, with:

  • a reduced chance of injury
  • achievement of your health goals sooner

Each sport has required movements to maximize performance:

  • Agility: The ability to change direction quickly and efficiently, with minimal loss of speed
  • Plyometrics: Exercises that exert maximum force in short intervals of time via harnessing the elastic properties of the muscles, which in turn increase speed and strength
  • Explosive power: The ability to generate large amounts of force in a relatively short period of time, often in a single motion
  • Acceleration: Is the rate of increase in speed
  • Speed: The maximum rate of movement over a set distance relative to time
  • Speed-endurance: The ability to extend the amount of time at maximal speed 
  • Maximum strength: The voluntarily largest amount of force that a muscle or a group of muscle can produce, irrespective of time
  • Corrective exercise: A combination of traditional body building exercises and specific physical therapy that aims to improve postural alignment and local optimal muscle function
  • Flexibility: The range of motion a joint or series of joints can go through, relative to the length-tension relationships of various muscles and the shape of a joint
  • Mobility: The ability to move the body or specific joint with ease and without discomfort
  • Pliability: A combination of flexibility, mobility & speed
  • Sport Vision training: The ability to improve hand-limb-eye coordination to improve athletic performance (e.g. anticipate and hit a fast-moving ball), via specific eye training and other neurological exercises

These conditioning elements are dependent on having good Basic Foundational Movement Patterns (BFMP), hence proper conditioning will result in:

  • Results sooner rather than later
  • Ease of motion
  • Being faster
  • Faster Reaction time
  • Better Co-ordination
  • Better Flexibility & Mobility within minimal time
  • Lighter on their feet
  • Improved reaction time
  • Have more power with less effort
  • Less risk of injury (i.e. pain relief & concussion management)