Your body is your a point of interaction between software (what you want) and hardware (the world). The better you can control that interface, the more you’ll physically get out of life (and the more you’ll be able to physically put back in).
Strength and fitness is about developing your body to be able to do what you want it to do in life, not about monotonous programs. Everyone wants to be able to do the fun stuff – stick a handstand, move gracefully through a pistol squat or perform a one-hand pull-up – and this online coaching site is all about getting you there with a solid foundation of joint stability, aligned skeletons, efficient exercise technique and balanced body strength.
Moving in ways that reduce wear and tear on joint structures, reduce strain on muscles and avoid the recruitment of inappropriate muscles is key to injury prevention and athletic performance.
My mission in the development of this online coaching site is to basically put all of my best coaching techniques online for anyone in the world to access, at a fraction of the price of coaching in person. I wanted to create this site to teach the foundations of mobility, stability, strength and fitness. My secondary mission is to create an online study resource for personal trainers, strength coaches, exercise physiologists and other sports rehabilitation professionals.
More important than working on how much weight you can lift, or how long you can run for, is how much movement variety you have. I have been taught the principles of strength and conditioning and am often asked to write periodised programs for athletes. Although these types of periodised programs have merit, it’s not how I like to work. Movement in your active life, or sport, is imperfect. You cannot become a better surfer, soccer player, rock-climber, MMA athlete or golfer in a completely controlled, structured gym environment. Although I do teach my athletes the traditional lifts (ie. deadlift, squat, pull-up, military press, etc), I also see their limitations and go beyond traditional strength training to incorporate imperfect, full-range, multi-directional movement, to cater for life’s unpredictable curve-balls.
How is this site different from other training sites? Michelle teaches movements suitable for sports rehabilitation and right up to high performance sporting demands. You may find new ideas for stabilising your shoulder for example, you may then learn how to develop a generous amount of shoulder endurance and strength for surfing (or other sports) or you may wish to learn how to perform a handstand. The directions you wish to travel within this site are endless. Michelledrielsma.com is different from other training sites because you will score the following unique components to make a natural athlete out of you:
SPORTS REHABILITATION – Neck, Shoulder, Lower Back, Hip, Knee
POSTURAL CORRECTION – Forward Head, Rounded Shoulders, Over-arched Lower Back, Flat Lower Back, Sway Lower Back
BODYWEIGHT STRENGTH & FREE-WEIGHT STRENGTH TECHNIQUES
TRADITIONAL LIFTS – Conventional Deadlift, Sumo Deadlift, Back Squat, Front Squat, Pull-Up, Chin-Up, Military Press
MOBILITY – Neck, Shoulder, Forearm, Wrist, Chest, Upper Back, Lower Back, Hip, Front of Thigh, Back of Thigh, Inner Thigh, Outer Thigh, Knee,Lower Leg, Ankle, Foot
WORKOUTS – Upper Body, Lower Body, Core, Whole Body, Bodyweight / Calisthenics, Traditional Lifts
“This is an amazing resource for anyone looking to take not only their surfing to the next level, but to also improve the movement skills and physical attributes that underpin health and wellbeing, and to provide a lifestyle filled with stoke! It starts with inspiration, and Michelle truly inspires and guides you through the progressive strategies to becoming ‘fluid’ in your movement. Its not just about inspiration however, these training programmes and injury prevention methods are underpinned by experience working with some of the worlds top professional surfers, but also solid foundations in performance science. This 9 month programme will guarantee the develop you need to take you to the next level, whatever your goal is.” – Duncan French, Director of Performance Sciences and the Director of Olympic Sports S&C at University of Notre Dame.
Go to Michelle Drielsma’s online coaching for more.