Module 1. PURPOSEFUL PHYSICAL EXERCISE
Welcome to Basic Moves Made Better, an online learning course for Wavemakers™.
Before you get started, get your coaching notes. This PDF document highlights key concepts covered in the video tutorials. The interactive learning opportunities are designed to help you successfully pass each quiz and implement the concepts into your workouts. Print a copy and take notes as you follow along.
Purposeful Physical Exercise
Whether rehabilitating an injury, cross training to enhance athletic performance or simply enjoying the feel-good nature of exercising in water, the process guiding exercise should be the same.
Move in Six Directions! Since movement is three-dimensional, it’s necessary to consider the fact that joints and muscles require movement in all three planes.
To deliver better results, move in six directions:
1: Forward (anterior)
2: Backward (posterior)
3: Right (right lateral)
4: Left (left lateral)
5: Turn Right (right rotation)
6: Turn Left (left rotation)
The feet can also be positioned along all three planes of motion to create new exercises that authentically represent how we move every day.