Glossary

Greetings and welcome to the BODIE METHOD ENCYCLOPEDIA. The uniqueness of this method of fitness and health training made it necessary to build this encyclopedia. Throughout this study we will be using words specific to this method. The word exercise is replaced with Movement. Other differences will be explained as we come across them. Our trip through this first volume begins with an in-depth study of the Basic Balance Movement Series. I created the Basic Balance Movement Series as a means of neurologically waking up the body. This awakening occurs because execution of the Basic Balance Movement Series demandes a lot of attention and self-control. We will discover more during our exploration. While learning to understand and execute each of the nine principal working positions, you will be taken on a wild and interesting ride through the human anatomy. At the end of this first volume you will know a great deal more about your body and how to use it in a safe and productive way. I will explain why the Basic Balance Movement Series works so well in its predetermined field of physical enhancements. We will also briefly talk about the important difference between Necessary Reactive Learning and Necessary Personal Functional Learning. We will study and learn in detail each individual Working Position: how it is executed, the principal muscles used and the important physiological functions it improves when applied in a regular fitness program.

The contents of this first volume can be broken down as follows:

THERAPEUTICS:

In this section we will study working positions and movements that are the foundation of the Basic Balance Movement Series and how to apply them.

THE POSITIONS:

This section deals with movements in general, the part each plays in the Basic Balance Movement Series. We will study how they are executed and where and when they influence balance.

THE JOINTS:

Here we will study the joints how they function: how they are attached to each other, their allowed range of movements and the muscles and ligaments they depend on for support.

THE MUSCLES:

These page contains illustrations of the principal muscle groups we will be working with. We will study and learn their names and the movements they produce when called on.

THE MOVEMENTS:

In this section we will be dealing with the Working Positions. I will explain their usage in detail. It's not enough to be flexible, strong and tonic, but all of these things and much, much more. Balance is attained by the combined efforts of what we see and feel, our inner ear, voluntary and involuntary muscle contractions ,joints and ligaments all tied into our brain's via the neurons. Lets start our journey of Necessary Personal Functional Learning by taking a close look at some Basics of this method. As this will be an on-going and long study I invite you to come back often for updates. Questions? Write to me at: BodieMethod@gmail.com