I have developed a dynamic warm-up routine based on mobility and movement- the Vitruvian Qi! This workout will be one of the first apps in my upcoming series to launch and is an essential sequence that you can perform to improve your movement and mobility!

Vitruvian Qi

This routine circulates blood and heat through the muscles and joints of the body. It is a neuromuscular warmup, prepping the whole system for activity.

The Vitruvian Man is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, dating to around 1490. It is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions described by the ancient Roman architect, Vitruvius.

Qi (or sometimes, Chi or Ki) in traditional Chinese culture is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as “natural energy”, “life force” or “energy flow”.

Similar concepts can be found in many cultures: for example, prana in Hindu, pneuma in ancient Greece, mana in Hawaiian culture, and “vital energy” in Western philosophy.

Dynamic Warm-Up

The warm-up rehearses movements for most sports and can be adapted where it does not for specific sports and physical activities.

This is a full body, dynamic warm-up which utilises traditional chinese medicine meridians, 7 chakras, western exercises, Qi Gong, yoga and more!

The Vitruvian Qi has its roots in my earlier dynamic neuromuscular warm up routine which I wrote about in an earlier blog post and which I have been developing over the years.

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Ross Eathorne is one of Asia’s leading fitness and wellbeing coaches and is renowned for his holistic approach to wellness. Ross coaches private clients, groups, champions as well as trainers in his L.I.F.E programme, he is the author of three books with another book on the way, is a keynote speaker, a gym owner, and a champion himself.

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