What is Vertical Movement™?
Vertical Movement™ is exercise performed on a vertical surface with only you as the means of attachment.
Vertical Movement™ vs. traditional horizontal training?
Vertical Movement™ is exercise performed on a vertical surface that does not allow the brain and body to establish a “safe” state of equilibrium. Once attached to the vertical surface of a Vertical Movement System™ (VMS™), the angular leverage forces created on the body for more than a moment by the weight of the body’s torso triggers the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to involuntarily activate 603 motor muscles and recruitment of 200+ muscles at any one time in Tensional Lines.
- Full body Focus
- Low to NO Joint Impact (Closed Kinetic Chain Movements)
- Joint Decompression
Horizontal training is exercise performed on a horizontal plane or support surface that stabilizes the body and permits the body to find and maintain a “safe” state of equilibrium and a sense of relaxation or balance. Some examples of this (but not limited to) are exercises done on the floor, on a seat, on a bench, on a table or in the water. Horizontal training requires voluntary activation and recruitment of select muscles and is limited to the recruitment of 5-10 muscles at any one time on each side of the body in isolation or regional chains of muscles or Myofascial Lines. While effective, horizontal training is inefficient and restricted by the minimal amount of muscles being recruited by the body to participate in the exercise movement.
- Isolated Muscle Focus
- High Joint Impact on almost all forms of equipment
- Joint compression
How does a G-NAT™ Vertical Movement System™ work
and what exactly is GNA (Global Neuromuscular Activation)?
When properly executed, training on a Vertical Movement System™ activates the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) by internally preventing the body from establishing a “safe” state of equilibrium. This sympathetic response or activation is called Global Neuromuscular Activation (GNA). GNA is when 603 of the body’s motor muscles are activated by the brain and are put on standby ready to work.
Vertical Movement™ is a clean, “soft” (non-emotional) trigger because the user feels perfectly safe after stepping up onto a Vertical Movement System™ (VMS™). However, all 603 motor muscles are activated by the brain and put on standby, readily available for recruitment. This activation occurs because the brain recognizes the position the body is in and the effect of downward angular force on the body as creating a real threat that the fingers might fail to maintain attachment and there will be an abnormal direction of descent due to foot position. By tricking the brain into thinking the body is in potential harm, a better state of performance and improvement of neuromuscular systems occurs.
Typically, GNA only occurs when there is an emotional, fear-based, trigger of the sympathetic nervous system. This emotional, fear-based, sympathetic response is also known as Fight-or-Flight (FOF). The FOF response is NOT a clean sympathetic response because the emotional, fear-based, trigger ultimately pushes the nervous system in and out of the sympathetic in a chaotic fashion until the threat is physically confirmed. FOF responses result in many negative physiological side effects, such as cortisol production and negative adrenal response, along with elevated resting heart rates and a lower VO2 Max.
We completely understand that all this science sounds complicated. And it is, to your brain and your body! However, we’ve done the homework for you.
So, what does all this really mean to you?
Well, to put it simply: Increased results in less time!
Vertical Movement™ allows you to benefit from all the positive effects of GNA. Recruit and use 200+ muscles simultaneously for your workouts without any negative side effects. And, with this many muscles involved at one time, the amount of time you will spend training will be much shorter and exponentially more efficient!
What are some of the advantages of Vertical Movement™?
- Burn more calories: Global Energy Consumption (GEC) is an inherent side effect of GNA. The body becomes more efficient at burning glucose and fat stores because so many muscles are continually recruited and engaged while performing the 12 G-NAT™ Life Movements™. With several hundred muscles wanting to recover from this activity, the body’s EPOC or “afterburn” is increased for over 24 hours. (Click here to learn more about EPOC and to view the G-NAT™ EPOC comparison graph)
- Efficient use of your time: A full workout in 6-12 minutes, including 24+ hours of “afterburn” where the body burns more calories than normal (57% higher 1-hour post-exercise and 24% higher 24 hours post-exercise).
(Click here to view the G-NAT™ Independent Clinical Effectiveness Review)
- Decompression: The 12 G-NAT™ Life Movements™ decompress the joints from hand to foot while at the same time creating tension within the muscles surrounding and supporting the joints. This develops the strength required for joint stability reducing the risk of injury and increasing balance and stability.
- Improved blood circulation and Neurotransmission: Major benefits associated with the decompression effects of Vertical Movement™.
- Synergy: More muscles moving and strengthening in synergy makes the body stronger, more coordinated and improves overall human performance and speed. It also improves our ability to transition from one movement to another in everyday life.
- Improved skeletal alignment and postural form
- Improved movement pathways and musculoskeletal balance