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Why Programming Works

Programming includes the scheduling, selection of movements, formatting, repetition or round count, weight / load selection, and combining of exercises into a structured PROGRAM. Good Programming is not randomized, though it can appear so. It does however, demonstrate variety. ( See the 10 listed skills within the article what is fitness?" ) There are certain exercises that can improve these traits and movements that will cause neurological adaptations, honing the athletic traits of balance, accuracy, agility, coordination, and accuracy. You will feel more "athletic" as you edge closer and closer to perfection with these drills. Try them. At a very minimum, do some during warmup sessions. The following are some of the exercises and movements I believe to develop broad athleticism. They make extra demands on the neurological system, not just the physical makeup of the musculature. These movements cannot be completed simply by brute strength or endurance. They require a technical aspect.
Turkish GetUps Snatch Burpee Clean and Jerk Kettlebell Work Wall Balls Sumo Deadlift High Pull (SDLHP) Dot Drill Ring Pushups Jumprope -Double Unders, etc Long distances quickly.