All exercise progressions are based off of key characteristics of the human movement system; the body manages many prime movers, stabilizers, synergists, and joints in a simultaneous and harmonious fashion.
It is also known that beginners/individuals recovering from injuries find it difficult managing several muscles and joints at once, even though exercises and activities of daily living demand this. ExerciseProgressions.com acknowledges this proclivity in the order and design of exercises presented to you.
Exercises are progressed in a step-by-step fashion, allowing the body and human movement system to slowly acclimate to change before adding another layer of complexity, or progression. In time, individuals are able to reach target exercises that enhances activities of daily living and overall health, performance, and longevity. These exercises are known as functional exercises or functional movements: pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, carrying. The goal of ExerciseProgressions.com is to safely guide you towards such key functional movements.
Two central principles you may use to determine if you are ready for the next exercise progression:
1. The current exercise progression has to look good.
2. The current exercise progression has to be pain-free.