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The Critical Elements of Effective Cueing

The biggest struggle of a movement practice is that we simply don't have the right words to talk about movement. As a culture, we are largely divorced from our bodies—disembodied, if you will. As a result, we pursue fitness goals without much grasp of the territory we're working with. The scary thing is that many "experts" are just as lost.

 

We hear the same cliché cues parroted over and over. But the reality is that different bodies need different cues. To more effectively use cueing, we need to follow a few simple rules:

  • The location of cueing must be exact
  • The cue must have definite direction
  • The cue must have a relevant functional goal



Chandler is a performance coach and movement educator. He's on a mission to empower physical freedom, helping active people who are stuck in a rut develop a personal practice to move better, get stronger, and find freedom in their bodies. Chandler is the sort of guy who is equally at home in a pile of books or swinging through tree branches. As a former research scientist for the Environmental Protection Agency, he brings a systems-level approach to human movement. His teaching background...Read more