Article By Chris Foster | posted 16.02.13

R.A.M.P

​Hi Guys,

Some of you will know me and for those of you that don’t, I’m fitness coach Chris.  Recently I was given the opportunity to carry out a presentation.  My decision on choosing a relevant topic was a simple one; it had to be R.A.M.P. (Range of motion, Activation and Movement Preparation).  R.A.M.P. is part of all the program design we do here at Skye Fitness.  This decision was based on the sedentary lifestyle that so many of us are guilty of leading, myself included and the effects that this type of lifestyle can have on our overall fitness and well-being on a daily basis. Don’t be mistaken in some cases it can’t be helped as with work many of us spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or behind the wheel and at home in the evenings sitting in front of the television chilling out! 

This type of a lifestyle can take its toll on the body and if left untreated can lead to discomfort and pain in the knees,hips and lower back.  I can speak from personal experience, as I was once a victim of this myself from sitting behind the wheel of a lorry all day!  My chest became tight, shoulders started to round, hips were flexed, glutes were inactive, hamstrings were short and tight and core became weak which lead to significant pain in my back.  Something had to change… 

It was then that I discovered the benefits of R.A.M.P.  My thinking changed, I began to treat warming up as prerequisite to training!  This is my advice to you, by doing this you will notice that you’re better prepared to train, and that training is easier.  This is a good thing… because this means you can now train harder!

Don’t fool yourself; you have to warm up… Think R.A.M.P!

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