By Coach Kennedy

I’ll be the first to say it. I’m EXTREMELY happy to be so, so close to summer! Now, that does not mean I let winter be an excuse for anything at all, no. No winter blues here, that’s just something we manifest in our own minds. It simply means that I realize that winter is part of life in Canada so I’ll learn to work with it, and I do. For me it’s a great time to catch up on certain things that otherwise would not be as much fun during the warmer months.

Welcome back to MOM as I like to call it, or as you all know it, Movement of the Month. Before I get into our MOM I’d like to quickly let everyone know that I am 100% open to any suggestions on exercise, movements, ideas etc..for MOM, please feel free to email me at: kennedy@coachkennedyonline.ca

In last’s month edition of movement of the month I spoke about fixed positions and their affects on the human movement system. This month I want to talk to you about a concept called Loaded Movement Training. If the terminology is knew to you it simply means multiplanar, multidirectional movement. Full body integration from your feet to your finger tips and from the inside out, as in from your core.

The concept to me has always been there but I first came across the term Loaded Movement Training (LMT) at a mentorship in San Diego held by the creator of the ViPR PRO ( which happens to be the tool I’ll be using in this months MOM) a number of years ago. Which leads me into this months movement of the month, Loaded Lateral Bound Single Leg  Ice Skaters with Pause.

The Loaded Lateral Bound Single Leg Ice Skaters with Pause are great for your core, endurance, balance, stability, mobility and reaction time all rolled into one! As I mentioned it integrates the entire kinetic chain, toes to finger tips, always involves your core just simply due to the nature of how the tool is held and where it stands in relation to you body. It’s great for fascia health because of its flowing and integrated movement style, great for your feet because of the demand put on them and last but not least, this is the sort of movement that’s required…you guessed it, in everyday life and in sport.

Exercise Execution:

While I could try and run through a complete description here, this particular movement is best watched live.

Exercise Protocol:

Perform with TIME. Begin at 15 secs and move up depending on goal and the weight of the tool being administered.

ALWAYS regress and progress as required. Not sure how? Email me at kennedy@coachkennedyonline.ca.

About Coach Kennedy

Coach Kennedy (Kennedy Lodato) is a 29-year advocate of health and a 14-year veteran of the fitness industry with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for teaching and running his own mentorships, live education, workshops, and lectures. He is also an educator for canfitpro and EBFA- the Evidence Based Fitness Academy (ebfafitness.com).

Before pursuing his true felt passion for mentoring trainers and coaches, he occupied the positions of Personal Trainer, Sport Conditioning Coach, and Personal Training Manager. Kennedy is a three-time recipient of the canfitpro PRO TRAINER of the year award as well as the 2019 Canadian Delegates’ Choice Presenter of the Year Award. Coach Kennedy is also a cofounder of QHI- Quantum Health Institute.  www.KennedyLodato.com and www.quantumhealthcollective.com